Costa Mujeres

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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.

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
The price is CA $214 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Nestled on the beach, this Costa Mujeres hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Mujeres Beach and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Playa Mujeres Golf Club. Punta Sam Beach and Punta ...
4/5 Very Good! (412 reviews)
"Me and my husband loved our suite it is very modern with a lot of space and super clean like all the Hotel in general is. The Hotel is new and you can notice how beautiful it looks and well maintained. we enjoyed the beautiful beach and the location. The food was Ok in all the restaurants. We did ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 15, 2021

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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
Nestled on the beach, this Costa Mujeres property is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Mujeres Beach and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Playa Mujeres Golf Club. Punta Sam Beach and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,215 reviews)
"Excellent! Staff was phenomenal! Our butler, Joel, was attentive and set up special dinners for our anniversary and my husband’s birthday. He also decorated our room. Agustin at the swim up pool bar went above and beyond and made sure we were never without a drink! The steak at the Italian restaurant ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2021

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Riu Palace Costa Mujeres-All Inclusive
Riu Palace Costa Mujeres-All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Blvd. Costa Mujeres, Subcondominio Playa, Cond., Costa Mujeres, QROO
This Costa Mujeres property is on the beach, 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Mujeres Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Punta Sam Beach and Punta Sam Ferry Terminal. El ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (748 reviews)
"Our suite had a private pool which added to the beautiful view in addition to the charm of the room itself. The property was gorgeous and extraordinarily maintained. The only thing that would have made it perfect was that although drinks were plentiful in our room we didn’t always have glasses, and ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2021

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Riu Palace Costa Mujeres-All Inclusive
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Extended Suites Cancún Cumbres
Extended Suites Cancún Cumbres
3 out of 5
Súper Manzana 311, MZ-26 LT. 18, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $54 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Malecon Americas Shopping Mall and within 12 mi (20 km) of Langosta Beach and Tortuga Beach. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (169 reviews)
"My room floor was a little dirty, I like walking barefoot and my feet were very dirty after a few minutes walking in the room. Also there was a bad odor coming from the shower floor drain. I covered it with a piece of carton during the night so I could avoid the bad smell. I like to stay at this ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 4, 2021

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Villa Isla Blanca
Villa Isla Blanca
3.5 out of 5
Francisco Javier 13 MNZA 15 Lote 1, Costa Mujeres, QROO
Nestled on the beach, this Costa Mujeres villa is within 9 mi (15 km) of Mujeres Beach, Punta Sam Beach, and Punta Sam Ferry Terminal. Playa Mujeres Golf Club ...
Villa Isla Blanca
Bsea Cancun Plaza Hotel
Bsea Cancun Plaza Hotel
3 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 19.5, Hotel Zone, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $93 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
Located in Zona Hotelera, this beachfront aparthotel is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park, ...
3.3/5 (651 reviews)
"You cannot beat the ocean view and price for this place. It was clean, the people were kind, the food was good, the pool was beautiful. I could not get over how beautiful the ocean view was."

Reviewed on Oct. 16, 2021

Bsea Cancun Plaza Hotel
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