Isla Mujeres is an island in the Caribbean Sea, about 13 kilometres off the Yucatán Peninsula coast. The island is some 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) long and 650 metres wide. To the east is the Caribbean Sea with a strong surf and rocky coast, and to the west, the skyline of Cancún can be seen across the clear waters.
The island of Isla Mujeres is located close to one of many coral reefs such as the one located in Garrafon Park, which is an area popular for its snorkelling and scuba diving. The Cancun Underwater Museum, created by English sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, is located off the western coast of Isla Mujeres. Isla Mujeres is also home to a population of sea turtles. Because of the recent endangerment of sea turtles in the area, a facility was set up on the southern end of the island for their rehabilitation and breeding. This facility is open to the public. see moresee less