Would you like to receive the new year in the place where the first rays of the Sun arrive? Isla Mujeres has the privilege of being the first place in all of Mexico to welcome the new year. You can enjoy this incredible experience next to thousands of people by the sea, in an inspiring and motivating atmosphere to fulfil your New Year's resolutions. Say goodbye to the year with family or friends in a different way, full of good vibes, in contact with nature and in an earthly paradise is possible in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
Punta Sur is the meeting point to receive the first rays of the new year's sun. It is also home to the temple of the goddess Ixchel, as well as a sculptural park with works by Mexican artists and from different places of the world. In Punta Sur there is also the garrafon park and a dolphinarium for those who seek to carry out this type of activity before the last night of the year arrives.
Isla Mujeres retains its peaceful spirit, making it a very familiar and welcoming option for those seeking tranquillity and harmony in the end of the year celebration. In the downtown, you can find plenty of bars and restaurants with culinary proposals of all kinds, although the favourite is Mexican food.
Visitors from all over the world prefer to celebrate the end of the year in Isla Mujeres away from the bustle of Cancun, without sacrificing the quality of services. For those who prefer to experience the spirit of the local people and how they celebrate the end of the year, the City of Isla Mujeres has a complete program with cultural, musical and gastronomic activities. It is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the local culture and custom.
Isla Mujeres map.
New Year's Accommodation at Isla Mujeres
The sooner you get a hotel, the better prices and availability you'll get. With just over 132 hotels, Isla Mujeres is a destination with enough capacity to receive thousands of visitors, but you should not be confident about getting last minute accommodation because Isla Mujeres hotel occupancy registers 100% every year. Here you can ask for excellent lodging options to receive the new year 2018 in Isla Mujeres. Leave everything to the experts!
To get to Isla Mujeres you must do it from Cancun. In the hotel zone there are 3 ferry docks, so you should take one of those if you will spend a few days in Cancun before going to Isla. If your plan is to go directly to the island, it is best to take the ferry in the Grand Puerto terminal, in Puerto Juarez, just 10 minutes from downtown Cancun.
Be careful with taxi drivers because they usually charge very expensive. Before addressing one, ask for the rate. It should not exceed MXN $ 40.00 per trip (USD $3.00), not per person, but there is no guarantee that they will respect that rate because taxis in Cancun are a disaster. It is best to take public transport in the place known as "el crucero", but you will have to stand in line and the service is not very comfortable. You can opt for Uber or Easy Taxi apps, although they are not always available and when you get one, the price is expensive due to the high demand. If you want to avoid headaches with your transport, it is best to hire a private service. It is very comfortable, fast and good price and the best thing is that you can book it in advance. Avoid setbacks! Here you have a transport service in Cancun of the highest quality at the best price. You will have your service booked and confirmed for a service from the airport or bus terminal. You can even request to be picked up from somewhere near your AirBnB.
If you already have accommodation in Isla Mujeres for the end of the year, all you have to do is book the best activities to receive the new year 2018. It is best to ask for each one directly in your hotel. They will give you the best recommendations according to what you want to do. Obviously, they will recommend their own options inside the hotel, so if you want to go out and have fun, it is best to go to the tourist authorities or the restaurants and bars of the island. They have information about parties, activities, concerts, exhibitions and cultural and gastronomic displays to celebrate the arrival of the new year.
Isla Mujeres at night. Photo: royalsunset.com
The first sunbeams of the new year 2018 in Punta Sur, Isla Mujeres
It is a unique event. Officially, Punta Sur on Isla Mujeres is the place where the first rays of the new year's sun arrive throughout Mexico. To be there to live that renovating experience is indescribable. Imagine hundreds of people completely relaxed, motivated, with a festive atmosphere, full of purpose, ready to say "goodbye" to 2017 and "hello" to 2018 practically at the same time, having the rays of the sunrise sun as their only guide. After the end of the year's dinner, the meeting point to receive the new year 2018 is Punta Sur. You should live it!
If you are a visitor who has already celebrated a New Year's Eve in Isla Mujeres, the readers and I will be very grateful that you share your experience and comments.
See you next time!