Destination Overview

Tucked away just north of Cancun, Costa Mujeres is a quiet honeymoon getaway, where you can relax and just soak in the beauty of the natural environment. Though it’s only half an hour’s drive away from Cancun, it’s like another world, where you can rest and relax on your honeymoon, surrounded by turquoise seas, white sand beaches and tropical rainforest. If you feel the need the for some more bustle and excitement, Cancun is just 20 minutes away.

But Costa Mujeres has plenty of attractions of its own for a relaxed holiday. The Isla Blanca Beach is popular with both residents and visitors, for its pristine sands and also because it is pet- friendly. This is also a great location for kite surfing If you enjoy golf or tennis, there are world-class facilities.

The nearby Mayan archeological site of El Meco has a mystical atmosphere and a visit will im-merse you in the Mayan cosmology and culture. Costa Mujeres makes a good base to explore sur-rounding nature parks, islands and archeological sites. If you happen to be there at the right sea-son, you can see the spectacular flamingoes adding to the colors of the tropical seas and forests.

For foodies, you’ll find all kinds of cuisines including gourmet offerings, Asian, Italian, and American. Costa Mujeres has only recently been developed as a tourist destination and has a range of accommodations and packages to suit all budgets.


About Costa Mujeres

At a Glance

  • Costa Mujeres is something of a hidden gem, close enough to Cancun to enjoy all that it has to offer but offering a quiet and tranquil retreat for your honeymoon.
  • It’s a world of shallow azure seas and white sand beaches of breathtaking beauty. Inland are the tropical rainforest and the mangroves, full of life. The Chacmuchuc lagoon is a short drive away and if you’re lucky, you’ll see the pink flamingoes that make this a magical place.
  • El Meco is the nearest Mayan archeological site, and a visit is mystical experience. The pyra-mids at the site are well preserved and there are no crowds. The site was a trading and ceremo-nial center and still offers a deep insight into Mayan cosmology.
  • Visit the nearby fishing village of Puerto Juárez. Take the ferry to Isla Mujeres or enjoy a fresh-cooked seafood meal with the day’s catch fresh from the sea.
  • You can make Costa Mujeres your base to explore the area. The Riviera Maya is just 35 miles away, with theme parks, cenotes and a major archaeological site at Tulum. Spend a day at Pla-ya del Carmen and soak up the sun at the beaches and explore the funky shops on 5th Avenue.

Honeymoon Hints

  • Learn kite surfing at Isla Blanca. This is one of the best places for this sport, with ideal wind conditions and shallow and warm waters. The best time for kitesurfing is between October and May.
  • Relax at your own private beach or by the pool and watch the spectacular sunsets and sunrises.
  • Make time for spa treatments that will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated.

Travel Tips

  • GETTING THERE: Costa Mujeres is just half an hour from Cancun International Airport. You can get taxis and rental cars at the airport.
  • GETTING AROUND: You’ll need a taxi or a rental car to visit Cancun and other tourist sites.
  • MARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS: If you’re planning to get married here, make sure you meet all legal requirements. You’ll find all information on marriage regulations here (link: https://www.mexicancaribbean.travel/weddings/requirements/)
  • CURRENCY: The peso. U.S. dollars are accepted everywhere but change will likely be in pe-sos.
  • ELECTRICITY: 110 volts, 60 cycles. Bring a power surge protector for your computer.
  • AVERAGE YEAR ROUND TEMPERATURE: 80 degrees F.
  • WHEN TO GO: With a comfortable tropical climate, this is a year-round destination. Hurri-cane season is in the fall, so make sure you check the forecast and keep track of any storms.
  • WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES: When preparing for a day’s sightseeing, be aware that you will be doing a lot of walking.
  • BRING SUNSCREEN & TOILETRIES: The sun is very strong and you can get a bad burn in a short time.
  • DON’T LOSE YOUR TOURIST CARD: The remainder of the Tourist Card you receive upon arrival has to be turned in when you leave the country. Keep it safely with your passport.
  • HEALTH: International travel to Mexico was never shut down due to Covud-19, but each re-gion, most hotels and tourist attractions have their own guidelines that must be followed by visitors. When planning your trip, check these guidelines in advance. Travelers to Mexico should also keep themselves updated on the status of the Zika virus.

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