Instagram-Worthy Places in Isla Mujeres

Discover some of the Instagram-worthy photo spots in Isla Mujeres

Instagram-Worthy Spots in Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres – aka the Island of Women – is located just across the Bay from Cancun. It’s the perfect destination for travellers searching for a more laid-back Caribbean Island vibe. Easy to  get to via a gorgeous sailing excursion, we highly recommend visiting Isla Mujeres for an unforgettable experience during your Mexican getaway.

Isla Mujeres Map

01. On a Sailboat to Isla Mujeres

Hop aboard Cancun Adventures’ luxury sailing catamaran and head from Cancun or Playa del Carmen to Isla Mujeres for a day of sea, sun and fun. Take photos on the French-made luxury catamaran, while looking out over the incredible blue water. Capture the island in the background as we approach for a truly spectacular photo opportunity that combines upscale adventure and picturesque natural wonder.


Sailing: your way to get to Isla Mujeres

02. Las Bendiciones (The Blessings) at El Meco Reef

The Underwater Museum of Art (MUSA) has made what was already a naturally beautiful coral reef even more amazing with the addition of sculptures referred to as “The Blessings”. Swim amongst schools of fish and giant-sized works of art while snapping underwater photos that will be sure to get your friends to stop scrolling and stare.


Las Bendiciones (The Blessings) at El Meco reef

03. Swing Over the Ocean

Our yacht docks right beside an in-water swing where many Instagram models have paused to take flattering photos suspended in the azure water. Whether you want a solo photo on the swing or to capture your Isla Mujeres visit alongside your friends, this is a great spot to stop and snap a story – or five.


Swing over the ocean

04. Playa Norte

Playa Norte is another stop on our luxury Isla Mujeres catamaran tour. This shallow, sandy water is home to countless schools of friendly fish, making for the ideal snap of you befriending the local wildlife.


Playa Norte: Brimming with sea life and amazing crystal clear water

Capture the beauty of Isla Mujeres’ buildings & artwork

The colourful streets and architecture you will find while walking around the island will make for truly unique backgrounds for all your Instagram photo needs.

05. Las Casitas: Colorful Caribbean Facades

These neon-coloured facades located throughout Isla Mujeres are a must-have for your Instagram feed. While exploring the area, you can find the most famous facades located at the corner of Av. Juarez and Matamoros street, and at Av. Juarez between Morelos and Madero streets.


Las Casitas: colorful Caribbean facades

06. Murals

Isla Mujeres’ oversized street murals, depicting abstract settings, people and more, are a culture and photo lover’s dream. Take a stroll throughout the core of downtown to find some of these hidden gems.



07. Local Shops

While you are walking along the gorgeous streets, you can take advantage of the great shopping opportunities in this cool and creative location. Grab a new dress to outfit yourself in bold colours and beautiful designs for your Instagram shots.


Local Shops

08. Rainbow Staircase

There is a can’t-miss stop on the way to Punta Sur where hundreds of tourists stop each year for the perfect photo. The oversized rainbow staircase is a one-of-a-kind site where you and your loved ones can take photos and feel good about adding a big pop of colour to your lives and feeds.

Rainbow staircase

09. Lighthouse at Punta Sur

The beacon of the lighthouse at Punta Sur means you are approaching your destination. This historical building is located close to Maya archaeological sites and the sea-battered cliffs welcoming you. If you have the chance to climb to the top of the lighthouse, you'll have a magnificent view of the Mexican Caribbean, the surrounding architecture, ruins and more!


Lighthouse at Punta Sur

10. Acantilado el Amanecer (Cliff of the Dawn)

After your climb, you can visit the cliffs at Punta Sur to take in what locals call the “seven colors of the Caribbean Sea”. From dark navy blue to bright jewel tones, a look over the cliffs will give a whole new meaning to the word “blue” and a whole new photo album for you to share with friends and family.


Acantilado el Amanecer (Cliff of the Dawn) at Punta Sur

11. Goddess Ixchel

While you are visiting the south side of the island, you can check out the sculpture of the Ixchel (pronounced Ishchel) Goddess. Rich in colour and history, this statue and her associated temple are wonderful odes to the history of the island and the culture of its people. If you are lucky, the goddess may grant you favors such as a longer life, fertility, romance and more!

Just because your Isla Mejures tour is coming to an end does not mean your Instagram-worthy photos have to

Goddess Ixchel

12. The Pier

Take one last shot from the pier, overlooking the water before you board the upscale catamaran.

The Pier

13. Sunset in The Caribbean

Once you are back relaxing onboard, enjoying refreshments and revelling in your amazing day, you can capture a few more photos of the breathtaking sunset you can’t miss as we sail home.

Sunset in the Caribbean

From start to finish, your trip to and around Isla Mujeres will provide you with endless photo opportunities. Reach out to our expert tour guides today and learn more about this luxury sailing trip and how we can elevate your Cancun vacation beyond your wildest photographic dreams.


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