Playa Mujeres is one of Cancun’s most recently developed luxury resort destinations. Nestled between prime Caribbean beachfront and virgin forests, it offers a sense of isolation, despite the fact that it is a mere 25 minutes away from the Cancun Airport. The luxury hotels in Playa Mujeres act as a welcome escape from the mayhem of the main Cancun tourist zone. The majority of your time can be spent relaxing on the crystal white sands in front of your resort.
However, if you start to feel as if you need to put down your cocktail and get up to something, then be sure to have a look at the following day trips from Playa Mujeres.
1) The Playa Mujeres Golf Club
The Playa Mujeres Golf Club is an 18 hole, par 72 course and is known as one of the best courses in Mexico. The course was designed by Australian golfing legend Greg Norman, and throughout the 18 holes he has incorporated Playa Mujeres’ natural flora and fauna to create a visually stunning course. Sweeping views of the Caribbean and a plethora of water holes, bunkers and greens has resulted in the Playa Mujeres Golf Club becoming a favorite with professionals and amateurs worldwide.
After playing a round on this incredible course, take a short walk to the clubs’ famous Lagoon Grill Restaurant – situated in the middle of a lake – and have a drink or meal with spectacular views.
2) Xel-Ha Inland Aquarium
Xel-Ha Park is the biggest inland aquarium in the world, and while it is a bit of a trek from Playa Murejes, the distance is totally worth it. The main attraction at Xel-Ha is snorkeling in the natural lagoon where you can see hundreds of different species of fish and coral, but this isn’t to say it is the only attraction. There are a number of activities to get up to at the park, and you can go jet-skiing, jungle hiking, tubing and scuba diving among many other things.
3) Isla Mujeres
Take a short ferry ride across to Isla Mujeres from the mainland and you won’t be disappointed. While most visitors come to the island to relax on one of the stunning beaches, there is also an abundance of cultural and environmental experiences to be had. Garrafon Eco Park is a natural reef where you can snorkel and dive to see an assortment of fish and coral species. Visit the Turtle Farm and Rehabilitation Center as a fun and educational day for the whole family.
Punta Sur is another must see while on the island, and here you will find a sculpture garden and Mayan ruins set among the sheer cliffs that dominate this part of the island. Within the town itself there are many highlights such as the Croyola House, Captain Dulches Museum and an assortment of shopping opportunities.
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