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Costa Mujeres is the new trendy area for Grand Tourism Hotels in Cancun just North of Cancun Downtown and passing Playa Mujeres resorts you'll find this new area. Costa Mujeres is really a virgin area with almost no human touch for years.
Here you'll experience some of the newest Resorts in the area with the best services. The hotels you'll find here are 5 Stars All-Inclusive Resorts and most of them with Luxury options.
The beauty of this area is due to its location, as it is surrounded by beautiful natural scenery such as mangroves, tropical jungle, white sand beaches, and the stunning turquoise blue sea; it also provides an atmosphere of calm and privacy, as Costa Mujeres is located 20 minutes from the hotel zone (where some of the best restaurants and nightlife options in Cancun are concentrated) and just a ferry ride away from Isla Mujeres, as the island is just in front of it.
When to visit Costa Mujeres
Costa Mujeres and Cancun have the same weather. It’s almost always with great sunshine during the whole day 365 days a year… But sometimes there can be rain, wind, or clouds. As a tropical destination, if it rains, it will more likely rain for some minutes and then the sun will be out soon again, or it can even rain with the sun out. This happens all the time in the Mexican Caribbean.
Things to do in Costa Mujeres
Isla Blanca Beach
Enjoy countless days on the beach at the hotel or visit some of the surrounding attractions, such as the pet-friendly Isla Blanca beach,
where you can go kitesurfing; or if you prefer, put on a mask and snorkel off the coast of Costa Mujeres.
Playa Mujeres Golf Club
Golfers can practice their swing at Playa Mujeres Golf Club (18 holes), which was designed by the legendary Greg Norman, who combined the nature of the place (sand dunes and mangroves) with the modern architecture of the course.
The cenotes are natural wells that the Mayas considered sacred places, where you can snorkel or dive; or if you prefer to interact with the local fauna, you can go whale shark watching and swimming in Isla Mujeres (from May to September). Before boarding the ferry to cross to the island, be sure to visit Puerto Juarez, one of the 4 different departure points to Isla Mujeres, which also has several restaurants located on the seashore that offer seafood dishes prepared with the catch of the day.
Costa Mujeres has its own archaeological site: El Meco, which was linked to Cobá. Another great option is to go to Tulum to explore the site of the same name and see the more than 60 structures that make up this place, being "El Castillo" is the most important because it is located in front of the Caribbean Sea. It is very easy to take a day trip to one of the cenotes of the Riviera Maya, departing from Costa Mujeres.
Where to stay
Atelier Playa Mujeres
ATELIER Playa Mujeres is an All-Inclusive 5+ Star Resort for Adults and guests over 16 years, offering a fantastic concept inspired by the Art and Design of Contemporary Mexico. Its innovative atmosphere blends harmoniously with the mesmerizing natural landscape of Playa Mujeres, set between the crystalline waters of the Caribbean and a magnificent golf course.
Catalonia Costa Mujeres All Suites & Spa
Located in Cancún, Catalonia Costa Mujeres All Suites & Spa - All Inclusive offers beachfront accommodations 2.4 km from Mujeres Beach and has facilities like a restaurant, a bar, and a garden. Among the facilities at this property are room service and a kids' club, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The resort provides an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, nightclub, and a 24-hour front desk.
Riu Palace Costa Mujeres
The Hotel Riu Palace Costa Mujeres, located on the Bahía de Mujeres beach, has spacious facilities, free WiFi throughout the hotel, and the best 24-hour all-inclusive service so that you can enjoy your holiday to the utmost. The extensive gastronomic offer, the fun entertainment programmes and our exclusive RIU Hotels & Resorts service will make your stay unforgettable.
Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort
Offering 2 infinity pools, 4 hot tubs, and a private beach area, Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort is set in Cancún in the Quintana Roo Region. The hotel has a spa center and water sports facilities, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and comes with a flat-screen TV. Some units have a seating area where you can relax. Certain units feature views of the sea or pool. The rooms come with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bath robes and slippers.
Where to eat
Cancun Hotel Zone Restaurants
Seafood, Puerto Madero
Puerto Madero is the place to be if you´re looking to be treated like a royal and the perfect balance between surf and turf high-end dishes. The classic fancy restaurant facade is complemented by the lagoon view, turning it into a cozy and intimate location to throw a romantic dinner or catch up with friends.
The chef recommends trying the grilled octopus with a glass of wine of choice to make the most out of your visit.
The Surfin Burrito
Brunch, seafood, burritos, bowls, and veggie
Just next to Chac Mool beach and famous for serving only fresh ingredients, we find The Surfin Burrito filled with the carefree surfer vibe. This small spot by Km 9.5 in the hotel zone and 10 minutes walking distance from the party area it's open 24/7, making it a great spot for breakfast, lunch, or dinner on your way to partying. The kind of place where time passes slowly, leaving you time enough to enjoy some coconut shrimp with mango sauce, relax and have an ice-cold beer or coconut with rum.
Las hijas de la tostada
What would Cancun's hotel zone be without a fresh ceviche and tostadas restaurant?
There is no such thing as enough seafood when we are by the beach, it's easy and fun to eat and refreshing. Las Hijas de la Tostada offers a wide range of crunchy tostadas with toppings such as grilled tuna or fresh shrimp ceviche with red onions that will go great with a michelada. The main terrace overlooks Nichupté lagoon which will be great to do some bird watching while we enjoy our meal.
How to get around
If you want to go around the hotel zone or move downtown you can take a taxi but know that if you take a taxi in the Hotel Zone, they tend to be expensive. Taxis are an easy and practical way to get around quickly and by yourself. What it's worth, we recommend using a taxi if you are going downtown or somewhere out of the hotel zone.
Public transportation is the most accessible method of transportation in the Hotel Zone. You can probably find a bus stop outside of your hotel, or very close. The bus routes can take you along the hotel zone and they operate from 6:00 am to 10:30 pm. R1 is the one you'll probably want to look for to take you anywhere inside the hotel zone.
Private transportation services are suitable for travelers who want to spend time getting to know the hotel zone or Riviera Maya without having to wait for transportation or having to pay every time. Private transportation has the advantage of taking you exactly where you want to be without you having to worry about driving.
Another option to move around the city is car rental, this is a more independent way of transportation. For people that feel comfortable driving in a new city, and if you have plans of exploring, this is a great option.