Visit the Past – Isla’s Rich Historical Background

Known for its rich history grounded in Mayan tradition and full of pirate legends, the island is known to have served as the sanctuary of Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of fertility, reason, medicine, happiness and the moon during the pre-Colombian times. The name “Isla Mujeres” or Island of Women was determined when the Spaniards arrived in the 16th century to find numerous images of the goddess on the island.

The Hacienda Mundaca, which was built by the famous pirate Fermin Mundaca features majestic ruins, beautiful winding paths that go through shady grounds and a solar clock complete with a garden that’s dedicated to La Triguena.

  • Witness Man-made Beauty

Visit the Park of Sculptures and witness the beauty derived from the crafted things of men. This open-air museum offers a unique showcase of 23 original sculptures from the finest local and foreign artists. These pieces are made more incredible by the stunning backdrop of majestic cliffs along with the view of the Carribean Sea.

Be taken back into time by visiting The Templo Maya in Punta Sur, which offers a rich overview of the island’s rich history. This beautiful man made structure is probably one of the most important attractions on the island as it combines history and beauty in one perfect piece.

 

With its rich history and breath-taking sunsets, the island boasts of an exciting attraction that’s sure to keep every guest craving for more.

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