Just north of Cancun, the island is approximately 7 kilometres long and 650 metres wide and offers heavenly stretches of beach. Bordered on one side by the Mexican Caribbean and the other by a wetlands wildlife preserve, the vibe in Playa Mujeres is one of laid-back luxury in a natural, untouched landscape. And it’s not a pain to get to, it’s an easy ride from Cancun airport.
- Round trip airfare to Cancun
- 7 nights all-inclusive hotel
- Round trip transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to airport
Nov 6-Dec 11: $1465 + $480 tax (Riu Dunamar; 4.5-star)
Nov 6-Dec 11: $1475 + $480 tax (Riu Palace Costa Mujeres; 5-star)
Dec 19: $1975 + $480 tax (Riu Dunamar; 4.5-star)
Dec 19: $2125 + $480 tax (Riu Palace Costa Mujeres; 5-star)
Dec 21,22,24,28,29: $2395 + $480 tax (Riu Dunamar; 4.5-star)
Dec 21,22,24,28,29: $2565 + $480 tax (Riu Palace Costa Mujeres; 5-star)
Jan 7,14,21,28: $1725 + $480 tax (Riu Dunamar; 4.5-star)
Jan 7,14,21,28: $1965 + $480 tax (Riu Palace Costa Mujeres; 5-star)
Victoria, Kelowna from $300 more
Calgary, Edmonton from $100 more
Longer holidays and additional dates available
Airport transfers: exit the airport, do not stop and chat inside with anyone saying they are supposed to pick you up and take you to your resort inside the airport. These people are trying to sell you time shares. Head straight out of the airport to find someone holding a sign with your tour operators names on it. They will have your name on their list and direct you to the correct transfer to your hotel.
Using taxi’s in Mexico: if you will be taking a taxi to get around, negotiate the flat rate before getting in or you may get a surprise when you arrive at your destination.
Currency: Mexican peso (MXN/MXV). But USD is widely accepted. Automated banking machine services are available throughout the country. Canadian debit and credit cards are widely accepted; however, Canadian currency and traveller’s cheques are not.
Climate: Playa Mujeres is hot and humid, but the humidity is not as high as in other areas. The average annual temperature ranges from 25 C to 30 C. Offshore water temperatures range from 26 C in January to 29 C in August. May through November is the rainy season.