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Isla Mujeres History

Isla Mujeres, or The Island of Women is situated in the Mexican Caribbean, a convenient 1 hour transfer from Cancun airport. The most exotic explanation of how it got its name is that pirates used to keep their women there whilst away on the mainland on pirating business. The more credible explanation is that the name is derived from the discovery by conquistador Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba of the many impressive statues of a Mayan moon goddess. Either way, the island we see today is an absolutely delightful mix of authentic and colorful Caribbean-style clapboard houses, fishing boats, perfect beaches and open air cafes and restaurants clustered around the pedestrianised 'centro' of Calle Hidalgo.

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