Thursday, 28 March 2013

What to do in Isla Mujeres: Garrafon Park

Isla Mujeres is definitely an amazing place to spend some paradisiac vacations in Mexico. On this island, you will find a place to ponder, dream, rest, live, and feel: Garrafon Natural Reef Park. This is a terrestrial paradise of reefs and cliffs facing the turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean.

Just 25 minutes from Cancun in the beautiful island of Isla Mujeres, this natural park is known worldwide for its beauty and incredible recreational activities like snorkeling, kayaking, and hiking.

Come experience all that Garrafon Natural Reef Park has to offer and create amazing memories during your holidays in Mexico that will last forever. Dare to live!

Activities:

Garrafon Park Isla Mujeres
Great view of Isla Mujeres
  • Snorkel through the most wonderful corners of the reef. Just put on a life jacket and snorkel gear to safely float along, looking at the colorful sea life.
  • Spend time chilling out in the 35-meter (100 ft), fresh water, infinity swimming pool and take in the beautiful panoramic view of Cancun Bay.
  • Relax on handmade, white silk hammocks as you gently sway between two palm trees. This section of the park is surrounded by lush plants and looks out across the tranquil reef.
  • Take off in a single or two-passenger kayak and ride the waves above the reef, safely inside the park limits. Subject to ocean conditions.
  • Punta Sur, is the highest elevation in Yucatan Peninsula, landscapes of cliffs and endless ocean views, an ancient Mayan temple of the Mayan Godess Ixchel and a Sculpture garden.
  • Imagine flying over the sea on Garrafon Park’s adventurous Zip-line.
  • Ride your own bike through the island with the sea on one side and the lush vegetation of Isla Mujeres jungle on the other.

Garrafon Park Isla Mujeres
View from Garrafon Park
There are many hotels and resorts on Isla Mujers, all of them catering to each and every traveler!

Where is Isla Mujeres? (in Spanish Island of Women) 

It is a beautiful island in the Mexican Caribbean Sea, located in the Northern-East corner of the Mexican state Quintana Roo, about 8 miles from Cancun.
With only 4.3 miles long and 2,130 feet wide, it is a privileged place with a unique natural and cultural wealth in Mexico. This fascinating island combines the beauty of the Caribbean and the wonderful heritage of the Mayan civilization.

In Pre-Columbian times the island was a Mayan sanctuary to the Goddess of childbirth and medicine, Ixchel. When the Spanish arrived in the 16th century, they named it "Isla Mujeres" because of the many cult images of Goddesses.

In addition to its beaches and the stunning natural architecture of its cliffs, Isla Mujeres has archaeological vestiges and marine parks with incredible natural reefs.

Garrafon Park
Live the dream in Isla Mujeres!