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A Day on the Island of Women


Looking for a change of pace from Cancun’s busy strip? Why not take a 20-minute ferry ride ($17 US return) across the Bahia de Mujeres to Isla Mujeres?

In Mayan times, the island was called Ekab and served as a sanctuary for the Mayan Goddess, Ixchel. In 1517, when the Spanish expedition landed on the island, they found many female idols representing Ixchel. These ‘women’ led to the island’s current name – Isla Mujeres or ‘Island of Women.’ Continue reading

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