Transportation Can Add Fun & Adventure to Your Trip
Due to the small size of Isla Mujeres and the desire to preserve its natural beauty, there are no car rentals available. There are several transportation options available for visitors who want to get the full island experience.
For the active tourist, walking is always a great option. The island is just five miles long and about a half-mile wide, so it is easily explored on foot. The main advantage of walking is the opportunity to experience the island’s offerings firsthand while soaking up the beautiful weather and rich culture. Make sure to pack a comfortable pair of walking shoes and bring water.
Another inexpensive and healthy way to get around is on a bicycle. Because there is limited vehicular traffic on the island, bicycling is a very safe activity. You can rent a bike from a number of different local vendors. Make sure you keep it with you at all times to avoid theft. If you stop to take in the sights or have a meal, you might ask the owner or manager if you can bring your bicycle inside for safekeeping.
If you need to get around more quickly and want to see more of Isla, a golf cart provides a speedy option. Several local agencies rent carts by the hour or by the day. The golf carts available on Isla Mujeres are slightly modified versions of the ones you would find at golf courses in the United States; these are open in the front and on the sides, have a roof to protect you from the sun, and can hold up to four people (two in the standard forward-facing seats and two on the back of the cart, in rear-facing seats). The carts are comfortable and safe.
Mopeds and scooters provide a sleek alternative to golf carts for those who want to get around quickly without the cumbersome size of a golf cart. These vehicles can be rented by the hour or by the day, and they are very inexpensive and easy to operate. If you’re not an experienced motorcycle or scooter operator, be sure to get a thorough overview from the rental agency before departing.
When renting any type of equipment, you should carefully examine and note any scratches, dents, or damage before signing the rental agreement. It’s also a good idea to review the contract and understand the terms, so you won’t have any surprises when you return the equipment. Finally, make sure you have the proper insurance coverage to protect you in the event of damage or theft.