Isla Mujeres: The Best Place to Propose in Cancun, Mexico
If you are brainstorming for the best proposal ideas, Isla Mujeres is definitely the best place to propose in Cancun… at least in our opinion. The island is one of the best excursions from Cancun. Simply grab a ferry across the turquoise waters and enjoy exploring the island by foot or by scooter. The beaches are pristine, and the water is ideal for calm swimming and snorkeling.
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Planning A Proposal at Isla Mujeres
Hop on a ferry, pick your favorite beach, and enjoy the island!
Ferry Departure Points
Gran Puerto Cancun
This is newest. The Ultramar ferry that runs out of this port is very new, air-conditioned and comfortable. The ride over takes about 15 minutes. Every half-hour from 5:30AM to 9:30PM. $70 Pesos
A high-speed ferry, the Magana is the same price as Ultramar and also takes about 15 minutes. Every half-hour from 5:30AM to 9:30PM. $70 Pesos
The only car ferry to Isla Mujeres, and offers a slower, smoother ride, taking about 45 minutes. Departures are at 8:00AM – 11:00AM – 2:45PM – 5:30PM – 8:15PM. $14 pesos per person or $185 pesos per vehicle.
Cancun Hotel Zone
There are three locations:
Embarcadero Pier at Km 4 (9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM)
Playa Tortugas at Km 7 (9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
and Playa Caracol at Km 9.5 (10:10 AM – 11:40 AM – 1:10 PM – 4:50 PM)
All ferries from Cancun Hotel Zone are $11 USD (one-way) or $17 USD (round-trip)
These options are a bit longer, run less frequently and cost more than Puerto Juarez or Gran Puerto, but for people staying in the hotel zone it adds a convenient option.
Best Times of Day for Proposals on Isla Mujeres
The morning is nice because the island is less crowded. You’ll get north beach much to yourselves. Try to get a ferry at 8am or earlier, when the weather is nice and you enjoy the rest of the day relaxing and celebrating on Isla Mujeres
The sunsets on Isla Mujeres are legendary. You can follow a beachside sunset proposal with a romantic dinner at many of the nice restaurants on the Island!
Take note! The last ferry from Isla Mujeres is the Gran Puerto ferry at 12 AM or the Puerto Juarez ferry at 11 PM. All other ferries end at 5pm or 5:30pm.
Isla Mujeres Beaches & Proposal Spots
Playa Norte (most popular!)
This beach is the best (and most popular) on Isla Mujeres. Soft, white sand and turquoise-blue waters greet you and set the perfect scene for sunbathing, swimming and relaxation. You’ve also got easy access to bars and restaurants, plus watersports rentals. All in all, Playa Norte well deserves its high-profile reputation as a prominent Isla Mujeres strand.
Iconic pier stretching across the glassy water, with a palapa gazebo at the end. See a photo
Cliff of the Dawn
No beach here, but epic cliffsides and crystal turquoise waters create a stunning proposal backdrop! See a photo
Isla Mujeres Romantic Restaurants
Has a view and is a casual beach spot
Cafe del Mar
At Privilege Aluxes. Get your own palapa in the sand and your own serving staff. Tiki torches complete the romantic atmosphere.
Romantic dinner and a view!
Deck overlooking the water.
Simple beachside dining.
Isla Mujeres Proposal Photoshoot Pricing
*Does not include ferry cost for yourself or your photographer. Please cover ferry tickets for your photographer.