Playa El Centro, Isla Mujeres

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Stroll through the colorful and bustling streets of Playa El Centro, and enjoy an ice cream or cold drink as you explore the heart of Isla Mujeres. The colorful painted shops, decorated with mix-matched ceramics and full of vibrant clothing, make great photo material, so bring a camera. Stop at the plethora of ice cream stops, cafes, and restaurants, take some time to enjoy the cuisine, and take a moment's rest from the infamously busy landmark. Plan to visit Playa El Centro during your Isla Mujeres vacation using our convenient Isla Mujeres day trip app.
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  • I don't even want to put a star... The main store when entering the island, is a BIG SCAM. They got me drunk for selling me tequila that was way too expensive, and since it's in pesos, I was... 
    I don't even want to put a star... The main store when entering the island, is a BIG SCAM. They got me drunk for selling me tequila that was way too expensive, and since it's in pesos, I was...  more »
  • DISHONEST SHOP. Buyer be aware. I bought 2 bottles of tequila there and one of them was swapped for a cheaper one! The manager wrapped them in newspapers and brown tape with my name on top of the bag....  more
    DISHONEST SHOP. Buyer be aware. I bought 2 bottles of tequila there and one of them was swapped for a cheaper one! The manager wrapped them in newspapers and brown tape with my name on top of the bag....  more »
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  • If youā€™re planning to visit Cancun this summer 2022, make sure to book a catamaran tour to Islas Mujeres. Beautiful island, turquoise water just at the right temperature; friendly amigos on the island. There are great restaurants, little shops and many other great activities you can do there including snorkeling šŸ¤æ
  • First, I have to admit that the sceneary there is beautiful, but this is also the only good thing that I liked there ... The business there is a complete chaos. While I know that you need to pay for $15 usd to rent for a bench (for the whole day), be careful that these benches belong to different companies! For our case, we paid to rent a bench, but after one hour, another guy came and asked us to pay again! We were so surprised and then was told that this bench belonged to their company, not the company that we paid. Then, we found the first guy to ask to get the $15 back or assign us another bench, but he refused and insisted to keep the money. Well, the truth is that all these benches were put together (all the same color), and as a tourist who can differentiate which bench belongs to which company?! When you pay for it, make sure let the guy tell you which benches belong to their company. In addition, you'd better have someone on the bench to take care of your property. We heard some tourist complain that their bags were lost. In general, nice scenery but really many rude local people doing terrible and dishonest business. If you want to enjoy the beach, better places are the south side of the island or simply go to the hotel zone of Cancun where almost every hotel has wonderful beach scenery and free benches.

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