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.

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 $481 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 13
$481
per night
Dec 12 - Dec 13
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! (985 reviews)
"The food was good but ive had just as good or better at a 3 star resort. Butlers made everything easy. Cleaning staff were very good. A beautiful resort. Live music throughout."

Reviewed on Nov 18, 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 $563 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$563
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
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 Wonderful! (2,340 reviews)
"The entire team from hostess to staff to housekeeping was absolutely amazing. Our daughter has a severe tree nut allergy and this team got it - super helpful in assuring our stay was not only amazing, but stress free. Hotel accommodations, quality and variety of food across all restaurants was ..."

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres – All Inclusive
Riu Latino Adults Only All Inclusive
Riu Latino Adults Only All Inclusive
Sm. 006, Mz. 002, Lt. 001, Subcondominio Playa, Costa Mujeres, QROO, 77400
Stay at this beach hotel in Costa Mujeres. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Popular attractions Playa Mujeres Golf Club and Mujeres Beach are ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (23 reviews)
"The food at the buffet was good not at the restaurants their drinks at the bares are made with cheap spirits and not good. The property is clean and the staff are very friendly. The hotel offer resort credits that you literally can’t use. I don’t see why the offer them."

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Riu Latino Adults Only 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.
Hotel Casa Maya
Hotel Casa Maya
3.5 out of 5
Boulevard kukulcan km 5.5 zona hotelera, Cancun, QROO, 77500
Stay at this 3.5-star beach aparthotel in Cancun. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,221 reviews)
"Great hotel! Fast and Easy check in"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Hotel Casa Maya
Temptation Cancun Resort - All inclusive - Adults Only
Temptation Cancun Resort - All inclusive - Adults Only
4.5 out of 5
Boulevard Kukulcan Km 3.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO, 77500
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Cancun. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,686 reviews)
We have the temptation for Temptations Resort
"First at this resort and we loved everything about it. The staff was outstanding and we never experienced a bad moment with any of them. They all ensured we were well taken care of."

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Temptation Cancun Resort - All inclusive - Adults Only
Emporio Cancun
Emporio Cancun
4 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan, Retorno Gucumatz, Km.17, Lote 49, Segunda Etapa, Zona Htl., Cancun, QROO, 77500
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Cancun. Enjoy free parking, 4 outdoor pools, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,182 reviews)
"Emporia went above and beyond every expectation I had. Very friendly staff, clean rooms, quick service when needed something over the phone. Food was delicious at the buffet and the restaurants. A lot of pools and the beach was kept spotless all the time. I definitely recommend the Emporio hotel ..."

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

Emporio Cancun
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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