A 20-minute ferry ride from the famous sights and party scene of Cancun sits the peaceful island of Isla Mujeres. Once you get here, life slows down to a relaxed pace you'll never want to leave. Because the island is so small (less than 4.5 miles long and half a mile wide), the best ways to get around are by foot, bicycle, or golf cart. Popular pastimes include snorkeling the vibrant coast, hiking the island's rich tropical wilderness, exploring Mayan ruins, and of course, soaking in the Mexican sun on the beach. If you find yourself yearning for the mainland, you can always take the ferry to Cancun and its world-famous attractions. Enjoy a pirate dinner cruise, party at nightclubs, or climb the pyramids of the Yucatán before ferrying back to your the private island paradise.