La Joya is an ocean front hotel in Isla Mujeres, located along the gorgeous coastline of the island, just a short distance from downtown and Garrafón National Park. Perched on a small cliff overlooking the sea, our guests just have to walk down a short flight of stairs to reach a secluded cove of private beach. Isla Mujeres is well kept secret… a small island located a short distance from the shores of world famous Cancun. It's a beautiful and peaceful place that combines the beauty of the Caribbean, the lush jungle and the grandeur of the Mayan civilization. The island can be reached easily by ferry that departs from Puerto Juarez and different points in the Cancun Hotel Zone from 5:30 am until 12:00 am, every 30 minutes.
Besides its beaches, Isla Mujeres has archaeological wonders and some of the world’s most famous snorkling because of its incredible natural reefs, known as the Garrafón National Park, located right next to our hotel.
The center of the city feels more like a preserved Mexican province, with its colorful streets, the restaurants on the sea shore and all the smiling faces of its inhabitants, mostly fishermen. The fact that you have to take a ferry to reach the island may seem like a hassle that you may not want to deal with, but this is what has kept Isla Mujeres from being overrun by tourists like Cancun.
Only those who are truly seeking a more authentic and peaceful experience come to stay in Isla Mujeres. Once you arrive the transportation within the island consists mainly of taxis, golf carts, motorcycles, scooters and bicycles, which can be easily found and rented.