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One Day In Isla Mujeres, Mexico: Itinerary to Transform and Travel

Updated: Jun 15, 2020

You love walking tours, beaches, and street art. You want peaceful beaches, easy ways to travel healthy, and new experiences when you travel. Traveling helps you transform in more ways than one when you travel to Isla Mujeres. Maybe, you want to travel solo, with family, or with a group? You want to transform and travel to Isla Mujeres aka Island of the Women.

It's easy to see why the picturesque island speaks to your soul with the beauty, culture, and beaches, and food. The island has a sort of vibrancy and rhythm to it you may feel everywhere. Isla Mujeres has a lot to offer ranging from walking tours, water activities, ocean view Guadalupe Church, and Playa Norte Beach.

There's more than enough to experience in one day in Isla Mujeres, Mexico to transform and travel whether you come solo, with a transformational retreat, or with family. After you read this, you may want to make sure you stay longer in Mexico.

Follow this One Day in Isla Mujeres, Mexico Itinerary to Transform and Travel. It will help make your travels transformational even it's a short trip. These are my recommendations for the top experiences for your one day in Isla Mujeres. My intention for you is that you choose joy.

Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Isla Mujeres, Mexico

My Experiences With Isla Mujeres

If you are connecting with me and us for the first time with FIT Life Creation, I traveled to Cancun, Mexico for the second time in 2019 since college creating content, as well as being hosted on an adventure with Airbnb.

When I visited Mexico the last 3 times, I didn't get a chance to visit Isla Mujeres so this time it was high on my list. Isla Mujeres appealed to me because of the island's size, walking tour and beaches, and ease of visiting from Cancun!

It was interesting visiting Mexico 20+ years later with all the changes in my life. I reflected on how my health, wealth, business have transformed since then. If you are loving this guide, you will want to check out my In a Day Guide on Cancun!

I thought it would be great to share my adventures with you and do a one day guide on Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Getting to Isla Mujeres is easy via the Ultra Mar Ferry. It takes about 15 min on the Ferry to reach the island from the hotel zone in Cancun.

Ultra Mar Ferry Isla Mujeres
Ultra Mar Ferry Isla Mujeres

Shot on my Canon EOS M100

Fun Facts About Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Travel makes my soul sing. My story includes being conceived in Bulgaria, born in Poland, and in 4 countries by the time I was 2 (including a refugee camp in Italy.)

I loved Isla Mujeres because of the size, vibe, and closeness to Cancun. Did you know the island is5 miles long and 400 yards at its widest point. Perfect for a wellness activity like a 5K! Speaking of wellness, you may rent a bike or golf cart to get around the island.

In March of the year 1517, Francisco Hernandez Cordova discovered the island. When the Spanish expedition landed, they found many female shaped idols representing the goddess Ixchel, thus Isla Mujeres got its name, the Isle of Women. I learned a lot about the island, its influence and festivals via my Airbnb Walking tour with Liliana.

One Day In Isla Mujeres, Mexico: Itinerary to Transform and Travel

So let's explore the experiences I recommend for one day in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Depending on when you arrive in the city, and where you stay, feel free to modify your experiences!

I'm sharing here a full 24 hours for your one day in Cancun. I'll be sharing Holbox Island, Pink Lakes, Valladolid and a Week In Mexico! I'm giving you many reasons you will want to stay longer in Mexico..

Even when I travel, I stay healthy, bring Herbalife Nutrition and workout daily in different ways.

Airbnb Walking Tour

Once I decided I was going to visit Isla Mujeres for a day, I thought of ways to experience the most in the least amount of time. I found an incredible Airbnb walking tour: Isla Mujeres with Liliana for $2! She is incredible and shares so much value every step of the way in the tour. Please tip her at the end!

We experienced multiple parts of the island from the views, history, culture, church, museum, beach and a stop at a juice shop! I experienced my favorite juice Chaya yet again, and tried some new ones like passion fruit.

I met incredible people like Yvette and Caroline! Liliana has incredible insight on the island. I highly recommend doing this activity first thing as it will give you more ideas on what you want to do.

For example, I would not have known about Guadalupe Church if it wasn't for the Airbnb Walking tour with Liliana! Caroline, who I met on the tour, came with me to the church!

The activity includes:

+ Malecon

+ La Trigueña sculpture

+ Main square and Inmaculada Concepcion church

+ Isla Mujeres museum

+ Mercado

+ North Beach

+ Mexican cementary

+ Mundaca's thomb

+ Fishermen monument

+ Centro beach

Isla Mujeres Walking tour with Airbnb
Isla Mujeres Walking tour

Isla Mujeres Punta Sur
Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres street art
Isla Mujeres street art

Shot on my Canon EOS M100 Art Bold