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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Beach
“The most beautiful beach in the mexican caribbean it is in Isla Mujeres. Playa norte is the best beach to swim take de sun and other activities. Also there are many places to rent beds or umbrellas and order drinks and food.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Island
“It's a wonderful island located in the Caribbean Sea, if you are looking for adventure and entertainment opportunities, this is the best place. The calm waters and the beautiful coral reefs of the western area of Isla Mujeres are the perfect alternative for snorkeling or diving even if you're a beginner. Be sure to visit El Farito reef, Isla Contoy National Park, or see the underwater sculptures near the Manchones reef. You can also enjoy swimming with whale sharks, go to the cliffs, swim with dolphins, go zip lining or biking. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Park
“A must visit on any trip to the island. If you are an early riser you will love catching the sunrise at Punta sur. Lot's of statues and art (check the times if looking to walk to the tip) sightseeing and exploring can all be done at Punta Sur. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Water Park
“A perfect day out chilling in the sun whilst having fun activities like snorkeling, rappel and kayaking! ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Café
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“very well reviewed breakfast / lunch /brunch spot. must visit. located mid island across from the church. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Motorcycle Shop
“A fun day trip, rent a golf cart and explore the whole island! Gorgeous beach on the north end, aquatic park at the other and plenty of fresh seafood available.”
  • 176 locals recommend
Zoo
“Si te gusta el Snorkel debes ir a Dolphin Discovery ahi te daran el mejor servicio.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“ALL INCLUSIVE PARK WITH KAYAKS, ZIPLINE, TEMAZCAL FOOD AND DRINKS INCLUDED. A GREAT PLACE TO PASS THE ENTIRE DAY. ALSO YOU CAN GET THERE ACCES TO DOLPHIN DISCOVERY.”
  • 9 locals recommend
School
“Every year, thousands of giant sea turtles lay their eggs on the sandy beaches of Isla Mujeres. Their eggs are gathered and placed in pens at the Turtle Farm to protect them from predators. For a small entrance fee, you can tour the facility and see various species of sea turtles and other marine life. The mission of Tortugranja is conservation and rehabilitation of different marine life, not to permanently house them. Depending on the time of year, you can see and feed baby sea turtles before they are released back into the ocean. All entrance fee donations help maintain their efforts. Every year hundreds of sea turtles survive thanks to Tortugranja and the support of its visitors. Although not large, it’s worth the stop! Entrance is about $30 MXN (or $3 USD) and is open daily 9 AM - 5 PM. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Extraordinary place to eat Italian food. We recommend go with bug repellent. (if you go at night)”
  • 7 locals recommend
Hotel
“2.3miles from Sotavento Isla. Le Metissage, de lux restaurant by Zoetry Villa Rolandi Wine Tasting every Wednesday at 15hrs ( no reservation needed) Open for dinner”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“The Joint is a Reggae Bar, which features daily live music from local bands. Known for their delicious blended mojito and beautiful views at their south end location. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Taco Place
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  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“4.5miles from Sotavento isla. The first Hostel in Latin America. We like it at nite time, relax atmosphere and life music on the beach”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“An alternative for the rustle and bustle of downtown, Zama Yacht & Beach Club is tucked away in the quieter area of Sac Bajo. Zama has a relaxing infinity pool and jacuzzi overlooking the Mexican Caribbean. They also have a restaurant, bar, lockers, and showers available. This club is accessible to the public for a small fee.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best seafood restaurant in Cancun. prices are expensive but the experience is great ”
  • 13 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“very well reviewed breakfast / lunch /brunch spot. must visit. located mid island across from the church. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Extraordinary place to eat Italian food. We recommend go with bug repellent. (if you go at night)”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“The Joint is a Reggae Bar, which features daily live music from local bands. Known for their delicious blended mojito and beautiful views at their south end location. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Taco Place
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“An alternative for the rustle and bustle of downtown, Zama Yacht & Beach Club is tucked away in the quieter area of Sac Bajo. Zama has a relaxing infinity pool and jacuzzi overlooking the Mexican Caribbean. They also have a restaurant, bar, lockers, and showers available. This club is accessible to the public for a small fee.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best seafood restaurant in Cancun. prices are expensive but the experience is great ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very interesting and inventive cuisine and great for vegetarians and vegans. Awesome breakfast options and fantastic coffee. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“They have fine food, service is excellent and staffs are so friendly. they are open from 8pm -2am ”
  • 5 locals recommend

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