Costa Mujeres is a heavenly crystal blue water beach in northern Cancun that has all you may want when it comes to finding a new place to enjoy a getaway.
And we're not just talking about its beauty, Costa Mujeres has locations that will simply take your breath away. Whether you want to practice your favorite sport, explore archaeological sites, or enjoy a signature meal, Costa Mujeres has it all and for all tastes.
Join us to discover some of the must-go places at Costa Mujeres for your next visit.
Undoubtedly, the best-kept secret of the Mexican Caribbean is Isla Blanca. This almost virgin and practically hidden beach for many has unparalleled beauty. Its blue-green-colored water causes an immediate love for the place.
The reason behind the name is that often during tropical storms or hurricanes, the sea crosses over its narrowest section, creating a momentary island, and white is just a reference to the color of its sand.
Although it is not a beach where we can find restaurants, lounge chairs, or palapas to settle down to spend the day, it is very easy to get there in a car, and with beach umbrellas and a cooler, Isla Blanca is a great option for a picnic at the beach.
Plus, it's a pet-friendly beach!
On the other side of Isla Blanca is Chacmuchuch lagoon, a stunning natural setting where visitors can take in breath-taking panoramas, enchanting sunsets, and native wildlife, including pink flamingos in various seasons.
Literally, on the right side, you have the beach, and on the left side, you have the lagoon, and there is a point where the two meet. So it’s a show worth seeing.
This fascinating ancient Mayan city is small but influential and well preserved. It is without a doubt a must-go when in Costa Mujeres.
El Meco experienced two uprisings. According to archaeologists, this little city was first inhabited around 200 AD and was last abandoned in 600 AD. During this time, the community had a significant role as a center for ceremonies and civic government.
The post-classical era saw the second rising and prosperous period. Highlights in the architecture are reminiscent of Chichen Itza and the Itzamna, according to archaeologists. Two well-preserved snake heads resembling those from Chichen Itza can be discovered at the bottom of Castillo's eastern-facing steps.
The Castillo, with its serpent heads, a modest temple at the foot, and a view of the sea and neighboring lagoons, is the most significant and spectacular building.
With the ocean in front of you and exotic wildlife all around you, playing golf in the Caribbean is a totally different experience than playing it at home. Luckily for you, Costa Mujeres has one of the top golf courses in Mexico.
Playa Mujeres Golf Club offers a 7218-yard, 18-hole game with two regal settings: nine holes next to the Chachmuchuch lagoon and nine holes surrounded by sand dunes with a breathtaking vista of the Caribbean Sea in the background.
With Paspalum SeaDwarf grass covering its greens, tee boxes, and fairways, the Playa Mujeres Golf Course offers a strategic Par 72 game that is appropriate for both new and seasoned golfers.
Located between the facilities of two resorts (TRS Coral and Grand Palladium), the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre welcomes its visitors with outstanding amenities and an excellent tennis program offered for adults and children.
The Rafa Nadal Academy provides tennis enthusiasts with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with the Movistar method, a high-intensity academy founded by tennis ace Rafael Nadal, in a professional environment with the best technical team in the world.
Another must-go is definitely the peaceful fishing town of Puerto Juárez. This small town is ideal for taking a boat tour to Isla Mujeres and the surrounding area or enjoying the fresh catch of the day in one of the many seaside restaurants.
Puerto Juarez is almost an obligatory stop for every tourist since it's the point of departure for almost every boat that covers the routes to Isla Mujeres and for tour companies that offer tours to the same destination or surrounding islands.
In addition, you can join the Captain-Hook Galleon, a tour that includes a pirate show on board.
If all that sightseeing has left you starving, inside the Atelier Playa Mujeres resort is a culinary experience that cannot be missed.
Run by the world-renowned chef Edgar Nuñez, Maria Dolores restaurant offers a new concept of luxury culinary art.
With the motto of transmitting an authentic love for Mexico, this restaurant offers a new appreciation of the Mexican cuisine evolution and the secrets of its ancestral techniques where the origin and freshness of each ingredient is of the utmost importance. Therefore, Chef Edgar Núñez explores an infinity of possibilities from the garden to the kitchen.
María Dolores is a sophisticated haute cuisine concept, an experience whose mixture of flavors and stories, coming from every corner of Mexico, offer a delight to the spirit.
In the northern area of Cancun, just thirty minutes away from the international airport.
There is no public transportation to Costa Mujeres. However, there are still so many options to get there like, car rental, local cab services, hotel shuttles, and private shuttles.
Each one of the must-go places mentioned above has a privileged location and they are closer to each other.
For example, Maria Dolores Restaurant is inside Atelier Playa Mujeres resort, which is just three minutes away from the golf course and five minutes away from the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre.
Most of the Costa Mujeres resorts are 10-15 minutes away from the El Meco Archaeological Zone and Puerto Juarez.
We could say that the farthest point is Isla Blanca and Chacmuchuch lagoon, which are 40-50 minutes away from Costa Mujeres hotel zone, however, it's so easy to get there in a car.