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Costa MujeresMexico

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.

Top Hotels in Costa Mujeres

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
TRS Coral Hotel - Adults Only - All Inclusive
TRS Coral Hotel - Adults Only - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Vialidad Paseo Mujeres, Municipio de Isla Mujeres, Costa Mujeres, QROO
The price is $311 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Costa Mujeres property is within 6 mi (10 km) of Norte Beach, Dolphin Discovery, and Garrafon Natural Reef Park. Las Americas Cancun ...

4.2/5Excellent! (238 reviews)

"My stay was so perfect everybody accommodated me. Alba the manager surprised me and my Birthday a dinner on the beach for our birthday. I will definitely come back to visit !"…"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2020

TRS Coral Hotel - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Catalonia Costa Mujeres All Suites & Spa
Catalonia Costa Mujeres All Suites & Spa
4 out of 5
Lote 006, MZA 002, SM 006, Punta Sam, Zona Costera, Zona Continental, Costa Mujeres, QROO
The price is $143 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Costa Mujeres property is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Playa Mujeres Golf Club and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Mujeres Beach. Norte Beach and Garrafon ...

4.3/5Excellent! (13 reviews)

"We've loved everything about this resort! Excellent food, accomodating and friendly (sometimes"…"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2020

Catalonia Costa Mujeres All Suites & Spa
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Vialidad Paseo Mujeres, Municipio de Isla Mujeres, Costa Mujeres, QROO
The price is $237 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Costa Mujeres property is within 6 mi (10 km) of Norte Beach, Dolphin Discovery, and Shark Beach. Las Americas Cancun Mall and Market ...

4/5Very Good! (267 reviews)

"This is a new beautiful resort with modern Decor. The staff does a great job on keeping everything super clean and well kept."…"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2020

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Popular places to visit in Costa Mujeres

Delfines Beach
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Delfines Beach

4.5/5(3,008 reviews)

Catch some waves or just escape the crowds at this peaceful beach that's long been a firm favorite with locals.

Cancun Interactive Aquarium
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Cancun Interactive Aquarium

4/5(775 reviews)

Swim with sharks, kiss a sea lion and hand-feed, or dive in with, a pod of dolphins at one of Mexico’s premier aquariums. 

Iberostar Cancun Golf Course
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Iberostar Cancun Golf Course

4/5(412 reviews)

Hit the links in Avenida Kukulkan at Iberostar Cancun Golf Course, a popular golf course. Amble around this family-friendly area's beautiful beaches and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Aquaworld
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Aquaworld

4.5/5(1,452 reviews)

Swim with wild dolphins, dive Cancun’s best sites or spend the day deep-sea fishing with the people who know the best locations on the coast.

Norte Beach
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Norte Beach

4.5/5(2,870 reviews)

While away a day at Isla Mujeres’ best beach, a paradise of powdery white sand, shallow transparent water and sublime sunsets. 

El Rey Ruins
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El Rey Ruins

4/5(1,290 reviews)

Visit the iguanas that now inhabit the spectacular ruins of this ancient Mayan city right in the heart of Cancun’s hotel district.

Top things to do in Costa Mujeres

Chichén Itzá All-Inclusive with Cenote Hubiku and Valladolid
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Chichén Itzá All-Inclusive with Cenote Hubiku and Valladolid

$69
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Xcaret Park Tickets
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Xcaret Park Tickets

$110
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour with Lunch & Open Bar
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Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour with Lunch & Open Bar

$35
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Xplor Park Tickets
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Xplor Park Tickets

$130
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
All inclusive Chichén Itzá, Cenote, Buffet & Tequila Tasting
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All inclusive Chichén Itzá, Cenote, Buffet & Tequila Tasting

$56
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Chichén Itzá Mayan Ruins Private Day Trip from Cancun or Mayan Riviera - Minivan
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Chichén Itzá Mayan Ruins Private Day Trip from Cancun or Mayan Riviera - Minivan

$487
Per adult

Reviews of Costa Mujeres

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
161
5 - Excellent 50%
4 - Good
113
4 - Good 35.09316770186335%
3 - Okay
35
3 - Okay 10.869565217391305%
2 - Disappointing
9
2 - Disappointing 2.7950310559006213%
1 - Terrible
4
1 - Terrible 1.2422360248447204%

1/5 - Terrible

Haley

Apr 19, 2020

Just stay at the hotel strip in Cancun!! Beaches are 100 times nicer, food is better, and service is way better!!!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 28, 2020

The resort is almost new and lot of potential to grow but there are some work needed to be done

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Mar 20, 2020

Costa mujeres was pretty , we had a good time At the beach . We did a luxury catamaran , it was ok , but nothing that was promise really happened

4/5 - Good

Gonzalo

Mar 17, 2020

Newly developed area, nice beach

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 12, 2020

They need to fix the roads leading to the resorts but I am sure it will happen with time since everything is brand new, our drivers told us the plan for it to become hotel zone number 2

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 11, 2020

Giovanni did a great job, as well as all the rest of the staff.

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