The island is about 8KM long and means the Island of Women. The island economy has been based on the fishing trade but now is reliaing on the tourism to survive. The island was used by the Mayan people as a sanctuary dedicated to Ixchel, the godess of love and fertilitty. According to the legend when the Spannish arrived they found a large number of women statues and that’s from here it gets its name.
I found my hotel shortly after stepping off the boat.(30min ride from Cancun). It was Casa Espagna, only 5 mins from the ferry dock. The island looks very small anyway, at least the downtown area. The hotel is a real gem! There is a small courtyard with seats and tables under the shade with a small swimmping pool by my front door! My room has got an ensuite bathroom plus a sink and a small fridge.
You can also use their internet facilities free of charge.
Prices vary according to the season and which room is rented. I paid $25.00 per night.
Francisco I Madero s/n entre Ave.Rueda. Isla Mujeres Quintana Roo Mexico