Amazing Islands Near Cancun

Amazing Islands Near Cancun

Cancun in Mexico is famous for its beautiful beaches, wonderful nightlife, and luxury resorts. But many travelers are unaware that Cancun also has some stunning islands.

Most of islands are deserted and characterized by its beautiful clear blue waters and sugary white sands, while others are inhabited and offer travelers interesting options for fun in the sun, including horsemanship and horse riding and canoeing.

Read about amazing islands near Cancun.


Cozumel is a popular destination for divers and scuba divers. It is also a popular cruise ship terminal, so you will find many restaurants and shops selling all kinds of souvenirs near the port.

Chankanaab is one of the most popular destinations on this island, located in the Cozumel Marine National Park.

 This park offers a wide range of activities, including diving, snorkeling, dolphin discovery and exhibitions.

Women's Island Isla Mujeres

The Women's Islands is a short boat ride from Cancun, a popular daily trip for visitors residing in Cancun. With beautiful beaches and clear waters, this island is a great place for snorkeling. 

The stunning sculpture museum that can be visited by diving is one of the most unusual attractions. For lovers of swimming and canoeing, there is a fish-filled Garrafon Nature Park.

Isla Holbox

If you're looking for a peaceful retreat, consider heading to Holbox Island. Most of its beautiful beaches are empty, as well as an excellent choice for eco-tourists. 

Lake Island attracts thousands of flamingos, swans, and other birds. 

Between June and September, its waters attract the world's largest whale shark gathering, an invitation to swimmers who want to swim with these magnificent creatures.

Isla Contoy

This small island is a national park and a great destination for nature lovers. It is an important site for migration and nesting of more than 150 bird species. 

It is also a major nesting site for sea turtles. The island of Contoy is also marked by its white sand beaches and clear waters.

The number of visitors allowed to travel to the island is only 200. So if you want to see Kontoy Island, you will either have to register for a visit through one of the few authorized tour operators, or you can use your boat.

Isla PĂ©rez

The peaceful island of Perez has beautiful clear waters and is very popular among divers and divers, who set off freely throughout the island. It is also very popular among fishermen looking for hard-to-catch fish species.

You will need a permit to visit this island, and there are no amenities on or near the island. So visitors must bring their supplies, including water.

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