The coast of Isla Mujeres looks crystal clear all year.
The coast of Isla Mujeres looks crystal clear all year.

Yes, you read correctly. There is no sargassum on Isla Mujeres. This is because of his privileged location.

But before going into details, let’s go part by part.
Do you already know what sargassum is?

We explain it to you below.

Everything about Sargassum.

In this section, we present you with some information about these macroalgae. It began to arrive in 2014. Since then, its presence has been felt every year. Some of them with more frequency.

What is sargassum?

Sargassum floating in the sea thanks to the aerocysts.
The little balls are the aerocysts. They help it stay afloat.

Sargassum is a genus of large brown seaweed (a type of algae) that floats in island-like masses and never attaches to the seafloor. They inhabit tropical seas around the world.

It is characterized by having structures called aerocysts. They are small balls filled with gases that help the sargassum not to sink. As a result, they are seen floating on the beaches.

Normally, It serves as an important habitat for many marine species. It provides food, shade, and shelter for fish, shrimp, crabs, and turtles.

There are seasons in the year when its presence is minimal, and in seasons when the sargassum crisis is acute, there are always crews dedicated to collecting the seaweed from the beaches.

Where does sargassum come from?

Sargassum Sea in the North Atlantic.
Sargasso Sea

The sargassum that reaches the Caribbean coast comes from two places:

In front of Brazil, in the north of the terrestrial equator and the Sargasso Sea.

First of all, we have the Sargasso Sea. It is in the North Atlantic Ocean.

It is formed thanks to the marine currents that circulate in a clockwise direction. As a result, the algae gather at this site.

Typically, cyclones and hurricanes help the sargassum from this region to spread to our beaches.

However, in recent years large numbers have been seen reaching the Caribbean shores. But without the need for hurricanes.

This phenomenon is due to increased pollution and global warming. By having more heat and organic material, the ideal environment is created for these algae to increase their growth rate.

That created the second place where they come from:

Northern Ecuador. They accumulate off the coast of Brazil and, thanks to marine currents, enter the Caribbean.

When does sargassum arrive?

Summer on the beach
Summer is the warmest season of the year.

The appearance of this phenomenon for a few years now has allowed biologists to observe a pattern.

In the Riviera Maya, due to air currents, sargassum begins to affect from April.

It begins with the arrival of spring and warmer temperatures and lasts until September. But it peaks during the summer.

How does sargassum affect?

Sargassum is a seaweed that has recently been multiplying in an atypical way in the Caribbean Sea. It is affecting the ecosystem, marine life, and the tourism industry in 19 countries including Mexico and U.S.A.

As an invasive species, it affects at different levels:

Sargassum affects the view of the place.

A coast is full of brown algae.
The sand and the sea are affected by sight.

This is the most noticeable when you get to the beaches. That blue sea of ​​white sand is covered in sargassum that turns it brown or yellow and takes away its charm.

When there are massive arrivals, the same citizens organize days to clean the beaches. In addition, different mechanisms to contain it in the sea are already being studied:

Specialized nets, vessels to remove it at sea, and even barriers inside the sea.

How can I be sure there is no sargassum on Isla Mujeres?

You can check the state of the beaches from wherever you are through the following link. These monitoring are done daily, so the information will be updated.

As you can see, there is no sargassum on Isla Mujeres. Therefore, they are always an ideal option to enjoy all the attractiveness that the beautiful Caribbean Sea offers.

Sargassum affects native species.

Turtles swimming among the macro algae.
The hatchlings can be trapped by the sargassum.

The presence of sargassum on the beaches of Cancun is not considered a serious risk to people’s health. But it can be toxic to some marine species.

In adequate quantities, this algae helps the proper functioning of the ecosystem. Its excess harms by causing an absence of light and lack of oxygenation.

By floating in the waters where seagrasses and coral reefs are, blocks the passage of light and prevents the photosynthesis of the species.

It also affects turtles, since, as we talked about in one of our blogs, they come to the Riviera Maya every year.

When the hatchlings are born, they immediately seek to reach the sea. If it encounters sargassum, the young can be trapped and become easy prey for predators.

Sargassum affects beachgoers

Bather on a beach with sargassum.
Beaches in Miami also have this problem.

Bathing in waters full of algae is not a pleasant experience because of various reasons.

To begin with, it makes swimming difficult. Since these macroalgae will always be on the surface, they could interfere with mobility.

Also, they can be the habitat of small crustaceans that usually cause hives on contact with the skin, which is quite annoying.

And as these decompose, they give off an unpleasant odor and release gases. Those are capable of causing dizziness and headaches in sensitive people.

How do I prevent sargassum from being a problem for my holidays?

You don’t need to cancel your plans to visit these beautiful beaches.

Just take a few simple measurements. Thus, your vacation will continue to be a dream.

Identify sargassum-free beaches.

Beach where there is no sargassum with lounge chairs.
Enjoy the best beach

There is a whole ONG that observes the behavior of sargassum with satellite images, drones, and boats to know where, when and in what volume it is going to arrive.

Thanks to this monitoring, you can know in real-time the state of the beaches.

In most cases, in the morning there are already clean beaches for you to enjoy.

Remember that there are beaches that are always clean, such as Playa Norte. Don’t forget: there is no sargassum on Isla Mujeres.

Stay at the hotels located on the beaches that are least likely to receive sargassum.

La Joya Hotel Isla Mujeres
La Joya hotel

We recommend you play it safe and stay in Isla Mujeres. Its permanently turquoise beaches await you for an unforgettable summer.

The Hotel la Joya team will be waiting for you. Where in addition, you can enjoy private access to the beach and an environment surrounded by nature.

We are taking the strictest hygiene measures so that you can travel safely.

Have a plan B.

Semi-open cenote as an alternative to swimming on a beach.
Semi-open cenote

Have you heard of cenotes?

A cenote is a deep water-filled sinkhole, which is fed by the filtration of the rain and by the currents of the rivers that are born in the heart of the earth.

They are the ideal option for swimming on hot days. The water in a cenote can reach a maximum of 24 ° C or 75.2 F°

Another option could be to visit an archaeological zone, such as Chichen-Itzá. Visiting this Wonder of the World could take you a whole day.

In addition, in the area, are different lagoons in which you can navigate and see incredible landscapes.

Now that you have all this information, you are ready to enjoy your vacation to the fullest. Sargassum will no longer be a problem and you may not even come across it on the beach if you decide to go to Isla Mujeres.

Take in that beautiful turquoise sea from your window at an oceanfront hotel like La Joya and swim on an algae-free beach.

You can also enjoy your holidays in a hotel where we take hygiene measures very seriously. All this so that you only worry about using sunscreen on the beach and enjoying everything Isla Mujeres has for you to the fullest.

cold beer in the sand of the beach of  Isla Mujeres.
The best place to enjoy a beer.

Beer has his own day! And it is not surprising, since Beer is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. Because of its natural and exquisite flavor and aroma, it is to be expected that everyone has ever tasted this liquid in their life. And one of the best places to celebrate it is in Isla Mujeres.

Although it arose in a small bar in Santa Cruz, California (United States), today this tradition has traveled more than half the world.

The reasons to celebrate International Beer Day are:

  • Gather with friends and enjoy the taste of beer.
  • Celebrate those responsible for brewing and serving beer.
  • Unite the world under the banner of beer, by celebrating the beers of all nations together on a single day.

In honor of beer day, we bring you the 5 best options to have a few drinks.

1.-  El Borracho Burro Cantina

Coktail in a restaurant of Isla Mujeres.
The specialty of the house: Double trouble.

It is an outdoor bar with Mexican and regional food. Some of them not so popular but no less delicious. An example of this are kibis, which go very well with a cold beer.

And talking about beer, in El Borracho Burro it costs around 25 MXN. That is, just over a dollar and they have live music every day.
This place is well known for its excellent atmosphere, although they close early.
Their prices? Completely accessible to anyone. And the food? The best on the island. You definitely have to try it.

If you travel with your pet, this place is perfect, because it is pet friendly.

It is located near the Garrafón park and the La Joya hotel.

You can learn more about them here

2.- IceBar Mexico Isla mujeres.

IceBar Mexico Isla mujeres.
The coolest place in Isla Mujeres

Its literally the coolest place in Isla Mujeres!

Icebar Isla Mujeres is a bar made entirely of ice, hidden from the Caribbean sun and heat. The only bar where everything (chairs, furniture, glasses …), absolutely everything is made of ICE. A unique tourist attraction in this entire area of ​​Mexico.

It has prices ranging from $ 15 to $ 33 dollars, and in their facebook account they can answer any question you have. We leave it here

3.- Rock Bar

People sitting at the Rock bar.
People say it’s the best bar on Isla Mujeres,

Rock Bar, located on Hidalgo in Centro Isla Mujeres is a fun little bar run by a wonderful Italian couple. They offer a friendly atmosphere, fair prices and good music. You can even request for some rock song!

Highly recommended for your Isla Mujeres visit. Especially if you want to meet new people.

People say it’s the best bar on Isla Mujeres, but there’s only one way to find out.

But remember, this place only have drinks.

4.- Tiny Gecko Bar Isla Mujeres.

Malecon of Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
The best view of the island.

Tiny Gecko is an awesome experience! The food, drinks and live music are great. But the best is the sight. Definitely the best on the Malecón of Isla Mujeres.Ocean side seating on the malecon with warm breezes is the best.

If you like live music, it starts at 5:00pm daily. And, if you want a drink out of the menu, bartenders will make it for you!

Don’t miss this spot! It has a lot of good reviews on Trip Advisor

5.- Isla Brewing Company

Isla Brewing Company handcratfted beer.
Enjoy free tastings at the tasting room

Isla Brewing Company is the first & only micro brewery in Isla Mujeres, making & distributing hand crafted beers on the island.

Come and enjoy free tastings at the tasting room 10:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday, except Sunday.

You may need a golf cart or a bike to get there, but it’s worth it.

Extra option:

Catamaran Sailing Tour

A catamaran in the caribbean sea.
Catamaran sailling tour is all you need.

If you feel that the above options are not very Caribbean, the catamaran sailling tour is all you need. They have prices starting at $ 89 plus taxes.

They have prices starting at $89 dollars (plus taxes). This includes, among other things, an open bar of drinks and an incredible party on board!

If you travel in a group, you can also rent one for exclusive use!

So now you know, come and enjoy of the best beaches of the world in the best hotel of Isla Mujeres.

In La Joya Hotel you can enjoy of the best of the caribbean with all the sanitary measures that will make your stay the best of all.

Whale shark swimming in the ocean.
Whale shark could be as large as 20m.

Have you ever wondered what is the largest fish known in the ocean? Here you have the answer. Here it is, the giant friend of the ocean: the whale shark.

Neither shark nor whale. Fish!

They are currently listed as a vulnerable species.

That’s right, the whale shark is a fish. More exactly, the largest fish in the ocean.

Despite their large size, those who research them consider them the friendliest giants in the ocean. This is due to their peaceful nature and their diet, as they feed on the smallest creatures in the ocean: Plankton.

How they feed?

whale sharks filter-feed, swimming with their wide mouths open, collecting plankton and small fish.

The oral cavity of a whale shark is so large that a seal could fit.

Despite this, this species of fish feeds on small life forms. Some of theme are krill, phytoplankton and algae, although it can also consume small crustaceans, such as squid and crabs larvae and small fish.

The whale shark sucks in a large amount of water and food by closing its mouth, and then the water is filtered through its gills and expelled.

On the other hand, all foods that exceed 3 millimeters in diameter are trapped in the oral cavity and then ingested.

Where can you see them??

Whale shark swimming with fishes
Whale Sharks love tropical waters

This friendly giant likes warm waters, where the temperature exceeds 21° C or 70° F. Why? well, this is because the warm waters are the habitat of their main food source, plankton. Which, in addition, grows near the surface. For this same reason it is easy to find them swimming at shallow depth.

An example of these warm waters to which they arrive is found in Isla Mujeres.

Swim with whale sharks!

Whale sharks are friendly with humans.
Swim with the whale shark is a once-in-a-life experience.

That’s right, this huge fish comes to Isla Mujeres every year and it is possible to swim with it between the months of June and September.

In fact, Isla Mujeres is considered one of the best places to dive with whale sharks in the world.

The tours during these months leave practically daily and from different points.

Isla Mujeres is one of the destinations that has one of the largest offers for this activity. Some packages include food and even snorkeling at other beautiful reefs in the area.

 What as a general rule everyone will include is the guided tour by experts to get to know this species.

They will teach you the basics you should know about the whale shark, as well as ways to preserve the species.

Take advantage of this vacation to meet the ocean’s giant friend: the whale shark. Ask our receptionist to know more about this amazing creature and available tours in the region.

Covid and Turism. The new relief in difficult moments.

The importance of taking a break

We are facing difficult times for our physical and mental health. Most of us are feeling stressed. Have you consider taking vacations?

Definitely, we need some vacations. But not necessary that mean go out from our country.

A relaxing break can help to reset your mood and can reduce or prevent stress, but let´s see deeply some beneffits.

Taking Vacations Relieves Stress

Guy Stressed. Most of us are feeling stresses today.

Each year, the American Psychological Association (APA) surveys people across the United States about stress. The last survey reveals that Americans have been profoundly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Another study released by the American Psychological Association concluded that vacations work to reduce stress by removing people from the activities and environments that they associate with stress and anxiety. 

What does it means? We really need to take a break.

A good vacation can help us to reconnect with ourselves, so you can feel more relaxed.Just planning a vacation keeps your mind off things that can stress you out.

Added to this, When you are doing something that makes you happy your brain gives you a boost of dopamine, the hormone, and neurotransmitter that makes you feel good. 

Taking Vacations Helps Prevent Illnesses

Guy relaxed in the prairie taking a rest.

There is a whole field of research called psychoneuroimmunology that finds stress and its adrenal dysfunction can alter your immune system and make you susceptible to numerous illnesses.

Fresh air and sunshine are good for our health. Fresh air increases oxygen in our blood and in turn, gives us more energy. Sunshine is a mood elevator and can help people ward off depression.

Stress is one of the major contributors to heart disease and high blood pressure. Long-term studies in both men and women have shown that vacations can reduce the risk of heart disease and heart attack.

Men who vacationed regularly were more than 32% less likely to die from a heart attack. For women who vacation regularly, that figure jumps to 50% less likely to die from a heart attack.

Taking Vacations Improves Your Sleep Quality

Lady taking a nap. We all need to sleep.

Now more than before, we are facing a lot of changes. Evidence from China and Europe suggests that prolonged confinement is altering sleep in adults as well as children.

Not having a routine and staying in the same space can also lead to insomnia.

There exist many ways to prevent it. Meditation, mindfulness and muscle relaxation are some of them.

Studies have shown that people who take vacations and travel regularly reported an almost 20% improvement in their sleep. While on vacation, they averaged an hour more of quality sleep, which even carried over to when they returned home.

So, no matter if you go out of your town or not. Taking vacations is important!

This is Important!

Attention Please sign. Important message ahead

Definitely taking vacations is good for our bodies and minds. It has a lot of benefits, now, if  we want to enjoy our free time in other city or maybe in other countries, there are very important things to consider.

Have you been vaccinated against COVID-19?

Covid 19 Vacine.

 For Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people are considered fully vaccinated:

2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or

2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

If it has been less than 2 weeks since your 1-dose shot, or if you still need to get your second dose of a 2-dose vaccine, you are NOT fully protected.

Keep taking all prevention steps until you are fully vaccinated. 

Being fully vaccinated is a plus if you want to go to another country (and for a lot of other things).

But remember,  we are all in this together, so, care yourself is care your loved ones.

How do I Know if I am a Population At-Risk?

Population at-risk lady in covid 19 times.

Anyone can get very ill from the virus that causes COVID-19. But older adults and people of any age with certain medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a list of medical conditions who increased your risk of present severely ill from COVID-19

If you or a person who you live with is in this group, please, stay at home.

Does your Home or Destination Have Requirements and Restrictions for Travelers?

facial mask girl in the beach.

State, local, and territorial governments may have travel restrictions in place, including testing requirements, stay-at-home orders, and quarantine requirements upon arrival.

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, it is important that you follow these travel restrictions. 

And remember. Not only countries and cities have restrictions. Check if your airline requires any health information, testing, or other documents.

Consider This If You Decide to Travel this vacations.

covid 19 sanitizer in the beach.

Once you chcked the restriccions, and decide to travel to take a very necesary vacations, here we are some advices

Take a COVID-19 Testing Before and After your Vacation.

covid 19 tongue testing

Testing before and after travel can reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. The CDC recommends getting tested with a viral test one to three days before your trip. Delay travel if you’re waiting for test results. Keep a copy of your results with you when you travel.

Repeat the test three to five days after your trip. Even if you test negative, reduce nonessential activities for seven days. If you don’t get tested, reduce nonessential activities for 10 days.

If at any point you test positive, stay home. Immediately isolate yourself and follow public health recommendations.

Also, when you are back at home, be in quarantine for at least 14 days. Even if your test was negative. This step is very important.

Remember: All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board a flight to the United States.

Be Sure to Pack  Essential Safe-Travel Supplies.

girl walking with a suitcase.

When it’s time to pack for your trip, grab any medicines you may need on your trip and these essential safe-travel supplies:

  • Face masks: Skip valved masks, bandanas, and neck gaiters, which don’t provide a tight seal and allow too much air to escape.
  • Tissues
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol)
  • Disinfectant wipes (at least 70% alcohol) for surfaces
  • Thermometer
  • Face shields: They are not an equivalent substitute for face masks, but they can be helpful as a reminder not to touch your face or mask.

This you need to take into Consideration to Stay Safe when you Travel.

mother and child walking with suitcases.

No matter how simple it may sound, the best way to stay safe is to keep your hands clean, avoid touching your face, and stay away from people you don’t live with.

Follow these steps to protect yourself and others when you travel:

  • Maintain a distance of 6 feet (2 meters) between you and others as much as possible.
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
  • Limit contact with frequently touched surfaces, such as handrails, elevator buttons and kiosks. If you must touch these surfaces, use hand sanitizer or wash your hands afterward.
  • Wear a face mask.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean your hands often. It’s especially important after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
  • Refrain from eating or drinking on public transportation. That way you can keep your mask on the whole time.
  • Stay in quarentine 14 days before and after your trip.

If any of this feels too stressful to think about or prepare for, that’s a good sign it’s best to stay home and avoid traveling altogether.

The least considered but the most important: Isla Mujeres great weather.

Isla Mujeres is a gorgeous place with a pretty nice weather.
Isla Mujeres is a gorgeous place with a pretty nice weather.

For the north hemisphere, the first months of the year are winter. When you think in winter, the first thing that comes to mind is cold, wind and snow. brr* Well, that’s all the opposite when experiencing winter in the Caribbean.

For comparison, let’s see the weather in La Jolla USA.

La Jolla, San Diego California, United States of America.
La Jolla, San Diego California, United States of America.

La Jolla is one of the most beautiful beaches in the U.S.A, and in summer it is very sunny.  The average high temperature stays between the 60 degrees and high 70. The ocean temperature  warms up during the summer, reaching 68° or 69 ° F

Usually, this temperature it’s pretty cold for swimmers , but with a wetsuit, you can barely  find it cold. Fortunately, there is rarely any rainfall during these summer months  and sunset is around 8pm, who means that you have enough hours of sunshine to enjoy the city.

In summer, this sounds like a great place to visit, but in winter the ocean temperature stays quite cold, going around 50° fahrenheit and anything below 64° will feel too cold to swim comfortably.

If you want to know more about the things you can do in both La Jolla and Isla mujeres here is the link to our blog.

That’s why going to a Caribbean island sounds great to begin the year!

Do you know how the weather is in isla mujeres? It’s phenomenal all year!

Winter in the Caribbean.

If you want to escape from winter, and get a cold, Isla Mujeres is waiting for you.

This island has been blessed with a great weather all the year, but if you are used to cold climates, winter is the best season: is warm, but not as in summer; the days are clear and temperature kept between 67°and 83°.

So, what’s the main difference between winter and summer in the Caribbean?

All the information above, doesn’t mean that summer is extremely hot, but is perfect if you live in temperatures under 30° F and want an escape from snow and ice or simply want some sun and sand to relax from a chaotic year.

 A breathtaking experience: swimming with bull sharks.

The astonishing bull shark
The astonishing bull shark

Some wild animals emigrate from cold areas to warmer areas, one example is bull shark.

Bull shark season takes place in the Yucatan Peninsula, precisely because of the warm waters from Riviera Maya’s coast. Appreciating these magnificent sharks alive and in their habitat is a real privilege that we can enjoy.

These magnificent animals swim in the Riviera Maya in winter!!

Breathtaking decisions to visit Isla Mujeres in 2021. Bullshark
Game-Changer-Reasons decisions to visit Isla Mujeres in 2021.

This is an experience that can only be lived in winter because female bull sharks need warm water to give birth, they choose the Mexican Caribbean to do so.And the best time for their baby sharks to spawn is between December and March.

You can interact with these animals that measure around 9 feet and can weigh more than 500 pounds. Due to their preference for lower depths, you’ll find bull sharks swimming at around 75 feet below the surface.

Most of all, you’ll be able to swim with these imposing sea creatures without interrupting their environment.

Seems too much adrenaline?? You can watch them swim too!

Yet, if you’d still like to go underwater but would rather keep your distance from the bull sharks, you can certainly do so. The bull shark observation tour allows you to get close, but not too close.

While you’re in the water, you can still feel the rush of adrenaline even several feet away from the sharks.

If you need more information, companies like Aqua World will be pretty interested to give you more information about this.

Here is what you need to swim with sharks:

As you need a lot of skill to dive with bull sharks in Mexico, you must have your certifications in order. This activity requires at least 20 logged dives.

Also, you must have been diving in the last 2 years.The important thing is that you feel comfortable and safe with your diving knowledge so you can fully enjoy seeing these wonderful animals in their own world.

Start the year like never before: Stay cool and relax walking with complete privacy in a beach.

Estrellas de mar en verano playa soleada en el fondo del océano. viajes, conceptos de vacaciones. Foto gratis
Isla Mujeres beach will hit you so hard you will forget everything about 2020.

Some hotels like Hotel La Joya have private entrances to the beach, but what does it mean?

Less people in the beach, and given the situation with the Covid-19 now more than then is a real advantage so you can enjoy your vacations without any worry about being surrounded by people.

Does that mean I’m safe in Isla Mujeres? Absolutely Yes!

Isla Mujeres Government is actively in charge of this situation.

Every hotel, restaurant and even theme parks are taking seriously the Covid-19 pandemic. We all have careful sanitizing rooms and luggage. Since the start of the pandemic the protocols have been took ferociously. All to keep you and your loved ones secure.

You can check out in this link what Hotel La Joya is doing particularly with Covid to make you feel safe.

Being this safe ensures you instant relaxing.

Tune in with nature and open your inner self to spectacular views and breathtaking moments that can only be told by people who have experienced it on their own.

“Everything is perfect but the view is what makes every penny worth it. I felt total peace, calm and safety in this hotel. Definitely will go back.”

International tourism have seen all of this magnificent place. They have enjoyed so much what Isla mujeres has to offer, that you should do it too.

If you want more information regarding Isla Mujeres, email us down below, we will be glad to hear from you soon.

Wait. Where and what is La Jolla?

Maybe you have listen about La Jolla, a beautiful place in San Diego, California in front the Pacific Ocean coast

La Jolla is an excellent place to swim but also a great place to take surf lessons because it has waves big enough to surf but not so big to be dangerous.

And, if you love nature, La Jolla cove is the best place you can visit. Sea lions and seals are commonly there and besides that you can have a snorkel tour exploring the sandy and rocky reef in the area’s ecological reserve where you are surrounded by garibaldi, harmless leopard sharks and various other reef fish.

Talking about food, you can find every kind of food. If you want a hamburger, you could go to BURGER LOUNGE (perfect for families) or HENNESSEY’S LA JOLLA (Casual spot with an Irish feel great for a late-night dinner).

If you want seafood, GEORGE’S AT THE COVE is the perfect place, where there is a gorgeous  view of the ocean. Even you can find international food: Italian, french, mexican or japanese.  Is important to say that most restaurants only have pick-up service for sanitary measures.

But, have you ever listened about “La Joya?

Let’s now meet this new and mystery place called: La Joya.

La Joya is a hotel in Isla Mujeres, México, a paradise in the Mexican Caribbean, in front of wonderful crystalline and turquoise waters where you can witness the 1st sun rays who touch Mexico every morning.

This is the place to come to enjoy a relaxing island break. But don’t worry if you want something more savage, it is 20 minutes by ferry to Cancun.

Hotel la joya front view
A place to witness the 1st sun rays who touch Mexico every morning.

One of the best things you can do is rent a golf cart because that way you can tour the entire island.

After you rent a golf cart, you  can go to Punta Sur, the tallest point of the island, where there is an incredible viewpoint  and cliffs. The ideal place to take photos.By the other side is Punta Norte, one of the best beaches in the Caribbean and main beach on Isla Mujeres where you can just relax and enjoy the day. A curious fact is that this was the first point that the Spanish conquerors touched, back in 1517.

What can I do in La Joya?

Do you like snorkeling? Well, you’re going to love the natural reef park “Garrafon”. There live a lot of marine species, from starfish to fish of all sizes. We strongly recommend using biodegradable sunscreen to avoid damaging the corals and avoid touching the species in the reef.

But if you want a one in a life experience, Whale sharks are waiting for you!

If you need more information about this or want to know other incredible activities, La Joya staff will be glad to answer all your questions.

Traditional Mexican cuisine since 2010 is an intangible cultural heritage, and, in this area, you could find unique mexican food like Tikin Xic.

Tikin Xic is a huge, freshly caught,  marinated and grilled fish; usually accompanied with a side of rice, salad and habanero sauce. The habanero sauce is optional, but don’t lose the chance to taste it, just be careful.

And that’s only the most popular dish in the island. You could find any kind of real mexican food like:
Tacos, Kibis, cochinita, pozole, tortas, chilaquiles and a lot of freshly seafood brought from the sea every day!

So, why not visiting “La Joya” this holidays?

In La joya you will have all the incredible activities of Isla mujeres in just a few minutes. And even better, La joya is in a very privileged place in front of the sea. You can rest under a small cliff overlooking the sea, next to a secluded cove. Just imagine the view in front of your eyes every time you look at the window. You can’t get tired of it.

Another interesting thing in La Joya is a pool in front the beach and beach umbrellas where you can relax.Don’t know how to get there?

That’s not a problem. La Joya offers airport transfer, you only have to worry about is to arrive to Cancun International Airport. Booking on our website and knowing what activity you will do first. Not feeling in the mood to go outside? just enjoy your room with our room service, a massage and free Wi-Fi. Also take the opportunity to share your photos.

ocean view balcony in hotel la joya

And what about Covid-19?

In La Joya, we have a strict sanitizing measures in order to make your vacation safe and enjoyable.

  • Physical distancing. We add signs to maintain a SAFETY DISTANCE of at least 6 feet of separation from fellow guests all the time.
  • We place HAND SANITIZING STATIONS all around the properties.
  • PRIVATE ROOMS are being disinfected and sealed for your protection to ensure you are the first to enter the room after it is CLEANED and DISINFECTED.
  • Complimentary FACE MASKS are available at the front desk.
  • The TEMPERATURE of all our arriving guests will be scanned.

There you go.

A new experience is ready for you here in La Joya. Do not miss the opportunity to visit another country.

You will love swiming in the most beautiful beaches of the Caribbean in the company of incredible sea creatures unique to the area and taste a world recognized food made with the origin recipes.

We are waiting for you. Book your room now.