Welcome to episode No.3 of my adventures, the adventures of Ruby! Today we leave full day at sea to discover Isla Mujeres, one of the most famous islands of Riviera Maya. This day also includes a snorkeling activity in the reef or the Cancun Underwater Museum.

Step N ° 1: Departure from Cancun

After about 50 minutes in mini-van from Playa del Carmen, we arrived at the private port of a catamaran company around 9:30 am. I enjoy a breakfast (included) and then I feel in a catamaran with capacity for 15 people, our offer a cocktail of welcome, I choose the “Sex on the beach”. The crew is composed of 3 people: the captain, a waiter and an animator. José, the animator, explains that we will do during the day and announces that will be open bar in the catamaran; Beers, alcoholic cocktails and coke are on the menu.

isla mujeres catamaran

Having that said,  we take of to Isla Mujeres with music, a very nice vibe, and the ocean water becomes increasingly turquoise.

ferry pour isla mujeres

2nd step: snorkeling in the MUSA or the reef.

After about forty minutes of very pleasant sailing under the sun, we arrived at the MUSA in Cancun, an underwater museum with underwater statues. The activity of snorkeling is not mandatory, some people decide to stay in the boat. For me it’s time to jump into the water with fins, mask, snorkel and life jacket (included), it’s a little cold but it was worth it, the view under the water is really sublime and many multi colored fishes pass near by us.

isla mujeres snorkeling

musa cancun

Then we return to the catamaran after 30 minutes in the water to observe the many fish and statues of the MUSA, then we take the direction of the beach club for a well-deserved buffet located fifteen minutes of navigation.

3rd step: Relaxation and lunch in the club of the beach.

We landed in a wad of wood in the club of private beach. The club is very nice, hammocks, beds and sun beds are at our disposal for free, as well as kayaks.

beach club isla mujeres

Then we return to the catamaran after 30 minutes in the water to observe the many fish and statues of the MUSA, then we take the direction of the beach club for a well-deserved buffet located fifteen minutes of navigation away.

isla mujeres restaurant

4th step: Free time on the island.

After a good hour at the beach club, it’s time to return to the catamaran and visit the center of Isla Mujeres. We disembark at one of the docks in the center of the city and have an hour free to visit. As the center of Isla Mujeres is very small and I am only interested in its murals, I decided to take a walk on the beach of Playa Norte, famous for being one of the most paradisiacal beaches in Mexico.

playa norte isla mujeresStep 5: Spinnaker

This last activity is located just in front of the port of Cancun, it is subject to climatic conditions and afortunately it was perfect climate for me. The activity consists of a special paraglider, to great sail to adhere to the ship’s mast, we have to dive in the water one by one and sit on a rope. The strength of the wind help to rise up to sometimes 6 or 7 meters above sea level, I remained in the air about 50 seconds before dropping into the water. Strong sensations guaranteed!

parasailing isla mujeres

Then we disembark in the Puerto de Cancún or wait for the trucketa to return to Playa del Carmen. The return was around 6:30 p.m.

Why is this tour is a MUST?

  • This tour allows you to combine the visit to Isla Mujeres with a snorkeling activity in the MUSA.
  • Free bar and good mood guaranteed.
  • Access and lunch at the beach club included.
  • Snorkeling equipment included.
  • Transport from your hotel or residence included.
  • Certified guide and crew.

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