THE MEXICAN CARIBBEAN
At Island Life Mexico, we aim to give you the best, most up to date info, in easy to read bites. Consider this your first stop for exploring what to do, where to stay, what to eat and how to make your trip to the Mexican Caribbean the best imaginable!
THE MEXICAN CARIBBEAN
From Holbox to Xcalak and everywhere in between, at Island Life Mexico we aim to give you the best, most up to date info, in easy to read bites.
Consider this your first stop for exploring what to do, where to stay, what to eat and how to make your trip to the Mexican Caribbean the best imaginable!
YUCATAN MINI GUIDES
Tulum, Cenotes, Cozumel & More
Visitor’s guides, restaurant guides, hotel guides, and so much more. The info you need is all right here at your fingertips. Enjoy!
Cancun Visitors Guide
Since 1989, Cancun has been considered one of the most dynamic cities in Mexico. Pillow soft sand, warm seas and dreams coming true keep patrons coming back year after year. From food to beaches to nightlife, here is our guide to the best of Cancun!
Cancun Restaurant Guide
Cancun, a famous resort town perched right on the Caribbean Sea, is blessed with stunning beaches, pristine waters, and exciting nightlife. On top of being an electrifying destination, Cancun has a fantastic variety of unique and wonderful places to eat!
Cancun Hotel Guide
Cancun is Mexico’s most popular resort destination, hosting millions of visitors from around the world each year. The city has a wonderful selection of accommodations that work for any budget. If you plan to visit Cancun, here are the best places to stay.
The Best Cancun All Inclusive Resorts
Cancun has been a dreamy vacation destination for decades and it certainly isn’t slowing down now. Finding a great place to land is a breeze. Here are the best all-inclusive resorts in Cancun that you should definitely look into.
The 5 Best Beaches in Cancun
Cancun beaches are some of the best in the world. The white sand of Cancun beaches is famous and the clear Caribbean waters make it easy to see tropical fish and other marine life. Here are the best beaches in Cancun!
Cozumel Visitors Guide
The island of Cozumel holds a special place in our hearts. It’s a place where one can access all the modern amenities and STILL find numerous places to get away from it all! Here is some basic info to get you started and many of the best things to do in Cozumel.
Cozumel Hotel Guide
Cozumel has everything you could want in a tropical getaway; a warm climate, sparkling blue water, delicious food, friendly locals, and some incredible hotel choices. From high-end resorts to laid back hostels, here are the best places to stay in Cozumel.
Cozumel Restaurant Guide
Cozumel may be a small island, but the depth and breadth of dining opportunities would make you think otherwise. From quick eats to fine dining, Latin favorites to European delights, whatever you are craving, you will find it here. Buen Provecho!
The Best Cozumel All Inclusive Resorts
Cozumel has everything you could desire for a perfect tropical getaway; a warm climate, sparkling blue waters and friendly locals. Here are 7 of the best all-inclusive resorts on Cozumel that you should definitely look into.
The Best Cozumel Beach Clubs
Cozumel has some incredible beach clubs where visitors have access to sandy beaches, swimming pools, oceanfront restaurants, beach bars, sun loungers, and more. Here are three of the best Cozumel beach clubs that you should check out.
Cozumel Diving Guide
Get ready to step into the blue! Our Cozumel Diving Guide offers info for beginners and experienced divers alike. We've included top reef recommendations, dive resort recommendations and much more. Check out our Cozumel Diving Guide.
Cozumel Snorkeling Guide
"Sea" life from a whole new perspective! Our Cozumel Snorkeling Guide gives you all the info you need to plan your snorkeling adventure. We've included some top reef choices, shore snorkeling sites, snorkel tour recommendations and much more.
Cozumel Beach Bar Guide
Are you looking to unwind with a refreshing drink by the Caribbean Sea? From morning mimosas to sunset mojitos, Cozumel has you covered no matter what your mood or budget. For all-day libations on the shore, check out our absolute favorite spots with a view.
The Best Beaches In Cozumel Without The Crowds
Sometimes we just want to escape the crowds of Cozumel's famous beach clubs, and really get away from it all. So we put together this unique list of the best wild beaches in Cozumel to avoid the crowds. We hope you enjoy!
Tulum Visitors Guide
Tulum is an extraordinary destination on the Mexican Caribbean whose magic lies not only in the history of the ruins, but the energetic pull the city and sea have over those who come to visit. Here is our guide to the best of Tulum!
Tulum Restaurant Guide
Tulum is a dream locale for those looking to sample the best of Yucatan cuisine. From delicious streetside snacks to seafood at the seashore to five-star jungle dining, Tulum has you covered. Here are some of our favorite restaurants for all budget types.
Tulum Hotel Guide
Tulum Town (often called Tulum Pueblo, or just Tulum) is a beautiful beach town near the famous Mayan Ruins of Tulum. Whether sleeping in town, or at the beach, if you're planning to travel to this gorgeous place, here are our top hotel picks in Tulum.
The Best Tulum All Inclusive Resorts
Tulum is a beautiful beach town on the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan that combines high luxury options with hints of a bohemian vibe. Here are 8 of the best all-inclusive resorts in Tulum that you should definitely look into.
Tulum Mayan Ruins Guide
For decades, travelers of all ages have been enchanted by one of Mexico’s most unique tourist locations, Tulum. The stone ruins of the ancient Mayan city sit perched over the Caribbean sea and are a mesmerizing combination of history and beauty.
The 5 Best Beaches in Tulum
There are a number of fantastic Tulum beach options to choose from. Whte sand and turquoise Caribbean water are the standard in the Tulum area. Enjoy this guide to the very best beaches in Tulum to visit this year.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN
Playa Del Carmen Visitors Guide
Playa Del Carmen is a jewel along Mexico's Riviera Maya. With its white-sand beaches, turquoise water, world-class amenities, nightlife, nearby Mayan cultural centers and offshore islands, there's a little something for everyone in "Playa".
Playa Del Carmen Hotel Guide
Playa del Carmen is a gem of a resort town known for its powdery white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. There are all sorts of accomodations available from luxury resorts to budget-friendly hotels. Here are our picks for the best of Playa del Carmen!
Playa Del Carmen Restaurant Guide
Playa del Carmen is a sunny oceanside paradise on the Yucatán Peninsula in the Mexican Caribbean’s Riviera Maya. With an extensive tourism district and a cool local culture, you can find mouthwatering food everywhere you go in this vibrant city.
The Best Playa Del Carmen All Inclusive Resorts
Playa del Carmen has been a dreamy vacation destination for decades and it certainly isn’t slowing down now. Finding a great place to land is a breeze. Here are 10 of the best all-inclusive resorts in Playa del Carmen that you should definitely look into.
Playa Del Carmen Best Beaches Guide
The beaches in Play del Carmen are some of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, with pillowy white sand and turquoise waters. It is hard to choose just one. This list of the best Playa Del Carmen beaches should help any visitor find the perfect beach for them.
ISLA MUJERES & ISLA CONTOY
Isla Mujeres Visitors Guide
Isla Mujeres is a beautiful small island off the coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Often visited as pert of sailing expeditions from Cancun, Isla Mujeres has a lot to offer the island loving traveler. Here is our guide to the best of Isla Mujeres!
Isla Mujeres Restaurant Guide
Just 8 miles offshore from Cancun is the enchanting island of Isla Mujeres. Known for its pristine beaches, excellent snorkeling, laid back vibe, and delicious island cuisine, here are some of our favorite places to taste the island.
Isla Mujeres Hotel Guide
Just eight miles offshore from Cancun is the enchanting island of Isla Mujeres. This magical place has pristine beaches, a laid back vibe and excellent diving & snorkeling. Here are the top hotels for every budget for your stay on Isla Mujeres!
The Best Isla Mujeres All Inclusive Resorts
Just eight miles offshore from Cancún is the enchanting island of Isla Mujeres. This magical place has pristine beaches and a laid back vibe. Here are 5 of the best all-inclusive resorts on Isla Mujeres that you should definitely look into.
Isla Contoy Visitors Guide
Isla Contoy is a snorkelers paradise located just off of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula north of Cancun. Its crystal-clear blue waters, pristine beaches, and relaxed life pace are enough to attract anyone. Here is our guide to the best of Isla Contoy!
Holbox Visitors Guide
Holbox (pronounced hol-bosh) is an island paradise located off the northern tip of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. With fantastic snorkeling, no cars and a laid-back vibe, Holbox is one of our personal favorites. Here is our guide to the best of Holbox!
Holbox Restaurant Guide
Isla Holbox is a spectacular island off the northern shores of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. This laid back island (no cars) offers a pleasant respite in the Mexican Caribbean and has a wide-variety of centrally located restaurants sure to make your mouth water!
Holbox Hotel Guide
Holbox is a laid-back and beautiful island off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The island offers the best of both worlds as it is one of the most stunning islands in the area, and one of the most fairly priced as well. Here is our guide to the best Holbox hotels!
The Best Holbox All Inclusive Resorts
Holbox is a rustic, tropical island located a few hours north of Cancun. Its crystal-clear blue waters, pristine beaches, and relaxed life pace are enough to attract anyone. Here are the best all-inclusive resorts in Holbox that you should definitely look into.
Akumal & Puerto Morelos
Puerto Morelos Visitors Guide
Puerto Morelos is a charmingly authentic beach town that started as a quaint fishing village. With warm and welcoming locals, in Puerto Morelos, you’ll find more off-the-radar beach destinations that are just as beautiful as the more extensive resort town beaches.
The Best Puerto Morelos All Inclusive Resorts
Puerto Morelos is a laid back and charming Caribbean destination just 20 minutes south of Cancun, and 30 minutes north of Playa del Carmen. If you’re looking for an amazing all inclusive resort in Puerto Morelos these are 8 of the best.
Akumal Visitors Guide
For those looking for a laid-back beach town on the beautiful Caribbean Sea, Akumal, Mexico is a perfect choice. One of the best places in Mexico to spot and swim with sea turtles, come to Akumal if you want white sand beaches and turquoise water without the crowds.
The Best Akumal All Inclusive Resorts
Akumal is a charming small beach town on the Riviera Maya. This peaceful area between Playa del Carmen and Cancun, is a great place to snorkel, dive with sea turtles, and relax in the sunshine. Here are our top 7 Akumal all inclusive resorts.
Akumal Hotel Guide
Akumal is a beautiful beach town on the Riviera Maya in Quintana Roo Mexico. Famous for its white sandy beaches and richness in marine life, it welcomes thousands of visitors each year and is a superb place for a Mexican beach getaway.
MEXICO TRAVEL TIPS & INFO
The Best Cenotes in Yucatan
There are thousands of cenotes in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. The cave-like structures filled will clear waters are a must-see when visiting the region. Swim, snorkel, or even scuba dive in the beautiful blue pools. Here are the BEST cenotes in Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, Cancun and Valladolid.
7 Yucatan Foods That Will Blow Your Mind
The Yucatan offers some of the best seafood and unique dishes in all of Mexico. From fish tacos to ceviches and more, the Yucatan is a surprising food destination. Here are some of our favorite foods of the Yucatan!
Packing List For Beach Vacation
Packing for beach vacations shouldn’t be hard, so we’ve put together a unique beach vacation packing list to help and included some of our favorite items. From clothes to electronics and everything in between, we've got all the tips to make packing a breeze.
Coronavirus In Mexico’s Caribbean
Is visiting places like Cancun, Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and Cozumel safe? What is the current situation like in Quintana Roo and the Mexican Caribbean? Here is an update on Covid-19 in the Yucatan region. Cases, vaccines, hospital info & more.
The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef
The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is an extensive coral reef system stretching over 650 miles along the Caribbean coast of Central America. From Isla Contoy off Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, down to Belize, Guatemala and the Bay Islands of Honduras.
The Best Cancun Flights
Kayak can be used to book flights, hotels, car rentals, and vacation packages, among other things. Here is our guide to help you search Kayak like a pro and find the best Cozumel and Cancun flights and travel deals for your needs.
Bacalar Visitors Guide
Bacalar, Mexico is a dreamy destination with stunning lakes, lagoons, cenotes and friendly locals. Adventures await in this southern Yucatan wilderness playground. Plan your dream visit with great info, travel tips and fun things to do in Bacalar.
Riviera Maya Visitors Guide
The Riviera Maya is full of treasures waiting to be explored, offering sparkling turquoise waves, picturesque cenotes and incredible ancient ruins. From Puerto Morelos to Tulum, here is our guide to the best of the Riviera Maya!
The Best Riviera Maya All Inclusive Resorts
Riviera Maya all inclusive resorts offer amenities and convenience in a luxurious tropical setting. Here is our list of the best Riviera Maya all incusive resorts in Cozumel, Tulum, Playa Del Carmen, Akumal and more.