Costa Mujeres

Travel Guide

Named for the idols of goddesses found on a nearby island, this coastal village near Cancun is the perfect spot for a beach vacation.

Costa Mujeres brings together the best features of a vacation on the Mexican shoreline of the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy a village atmosphere, historic ruins, tantalizing Mexican food and beautiful sand, sea and forest. While trips to nearby Cancun for shopping, dining and entertainment are easy, a visit to Costa Mujeres offers a serene setting for a quiet escape from Cancun’s energetic atmosphere.

The name Costa Mujeres translates to Coast of Women, related to the Spanish discovery of idols to the goddess Ixchel in the area in the early 1500s. Today Costa Mujeres welcomes not just women, but also men, families, wedding parties and any other visitors to its pretty coast. Enjoy miles of sandy shore along Playa Mujeres, which stretches from the village past several all-inclusive resorts.

Enjoy ocean views while dining on the beach or visit a variety of international restaurants. Travel to the northern tip of the region for pet-friendly Isla Blanca Beach.

At the southern end of Costa Mujeres, explore the Mayan ruins of El Meco. The archaeological site features a pyramid called El Castillo that may have served as a lighthouse in ancient times.

Golf lovers can play at Playa Mujeres Golf Course, a course designed by Greg Norman.

From Costa Mujeres join a ferry trip to the lovely Isla Mujeres, a few miles east, for a daytrip filled with beach fun and exciting activities. From the sands of Playa Norte at the northern end of the island to interesting rock formations at Garrafon Natural Reef Park at Punta Sur in the south, the island offers intriguing coastline. Visit a turtle sanctuary, pirate hacienda, zip line and varied restaurants. Bring a snorkel and mask to explore MUSA, an underwater sculpture garden at the southern end of the island.

Travel by car to the village of Costa Mujeres from Cancun in about 25 minutes or continue on to larger resorts to the north. The village is about a 40-minute drive north of Cancun International Airport.

Where to stay in Costa Mujeres

TRS Coral Hotel - Adults Only - All Inclusive
TRS Coral Hotel - Adults Only - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Vialidad Paseo Mujeres, Municipio de Isla Mujeres, Costa Mujeres, QROO, 77440
The price is CA $387 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 3
Stay at this 5-star luxury property in Costa Mujeres. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (815 reviews)
"Thank you TRS coral hotel for a wonderful vacation. All the staff are friendly and helpful. They made us feel welcome. The pool and pool activities are amazing. We love water activities such as water biking and aerobics. Mesmerizing vacation"

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

TRS Coral Hotel - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres – All Inclusive
Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres – All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Carretera Libre 85 - Punta Sam, Isla Blanca 85 SM6, Manzana 2 - Lote 4, Costa Mujeres, QROO, 77400
The price is CA $691 per night from May 18 to May 19
Stay at this 4-star beach property in Costa Mujeres. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,780 reviews)
"Nice place, very clean. Good food except the Japanese restaurant. Would go back"

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres – All Inclusive
Catalonia Costa Mujeres All Suites & Spa - All Inclusive
Catalonia Costa Mujeres All Suites & Spa - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Lote 006, MZA 002, SM 006, Punta Sam, Zona Costera, Zona Continental, Costa Mujeres, QROO, 77400
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Costa Mujeres. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4/5 Very Good! (762 reviews)
"Everything was very nice. We had a great time!"

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Catalonia Costa Mujeres All Suites & Spa - All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Extended Suites Cancún Cumbres
Extended Suites Cancún Cumbres
3 out of 5
Súper Manzana 311, MZ-26 LT. 18, Cancun, QROO, 77500
The price is CA $74 per night from May 18 to May 19
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Cancun. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (256 reviews)
"Personal amable, buen lugar y limpio. Es solo qu esta detras de centro comercial y locales, aislado y obscuro. Atraz como en bodegas :( Iba sola con mi sobrino, asi q, se me hizo muy solo..."

Reviewed on Mar. 28, 2022

Extended Suites Cancún Cumbres
Last virgin beach in Cancun
Last virgin beach in Cancun
Costa Mujeres, ROO
Stay at this villa in Costa Mujeres. Enjoy an outdoor pool, WiFi, and 8 bathrooms. Popular attractions Norte Beach and Playa Mujeres Golf Club are located nearby. ...
Last virgin beach in Cancun
Villa Isla Blanca
Villa Isla Blanca
3.5 out of 5
Francisco Javier 13 MNZA 15 Lote 1, Costa Mujeres, QROO, 77400
Stay at this 3.5-star beach villa in Costa Mujeres. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a private beach. Popular attractions Norte Beach and Playa Mujeres Golf ...
Villa Isla Blanca
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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