Isla Blanca is the northeastern tip of Quintana Roo, one of the few almost virgin paradises that remain in this Mexican Caribbean coast in constant urban development.
Isla Blanca is located on a large stretch of white sand that divides the Caribbean Sea from the spectacular Chacmuchuc lagoon. To the north of Cancun, a few kilometers from the city, there is one of those small paradises We usually enjoy the locals on weekends.
Isla Blanca is a place of nature where you can walk, relax, eat fish, go kitesurfing, watch birds or walk with pets, whenever they are tied.
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Isla Blanca, a paradise in Cancun
Isla Blanca is on the northeast tip of Quintana Roo, a tongue of white sand flanked on the one hand by the beautiful Caribbean and the other for the Chacmuchuc lagoon.
White Island It is a beautiful place: an impressive sea color, white sand, wide lagoon of fresh and salt water, mangrove vegetation and other typical coastal plants and fauna to enjoy it. It is a good place to come to watch birds, sometimes it is easy to see flamingos in the area.
The mark of the human being is found in the form of plastics and other waste. We need a lot of global education to better want the planet we inhabit.
Kitesurf in Isla blanca
White Island It has been developing so slowly that it continues to go unnoticed by many. Fans of kitesurf They know perfectly well about this place, there are many who come here to learn: the lagoon offers good protection to the beginners of the strong winds of the north, the winds that these athletes are looking for.
How to get to Isla Blanca
- BY CAR: Follow the extension of Bonampak Avenue in Cancun, it is indicated. The road that leads you to White Island they use it to shoot groups of cyclists, especially the final section, where there are double lanes and the asphalt is in conditions. When this stretch of road ends, a few kilometers of dirt road await you to reach the beach.
- BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT: from the Cancun terminal known as Cruise (Av. López Portillo with Tulum) depart collectively to Isla Blanca Only 3 collectives a day to the 7 to the 11 and the 16. They arrive until the end of Isla Blanca and they return, and they are punctual in the exit.
Services in Isla Blanca
At the entrance to Isla Blanca all services are concentrated. There is parking (they charge about 100 pesos per vehicle to enter), there are palapas and sun loungers to rent and spend a comfortable day at the beach. If you do not consume on the premises the bathrooms have a cost of 10 pesos.
Beyond this concentration of services there is an endless coastline that takes you to travel several kilometers. People usually stay in the area where there are services, beyond you will be practically alone.
Isla Blanca is ideal to go with children and pets. If you want an unforgettable adventure for your children, you can camp here. I remember my first camping as the most wonderful thing in the world, we are experiences that form memories 🙂
On Sundays it is the day that more people approach to the beach of Isla Blanca. You will find restaurants, with plastic tables and chairs, to taste what they usually offer in the coastal strip: ceviches, shrimp, guacamoles and fish. Tikinchik fish is the specialty of the area. Many visitors take their cooler (fridge) and household food. Remember to collect all your waste, respect the environment.
TO CAMP: There is a large camping area that offers bath and shower services. 150 pesos per store.
White Island it is a paradise in the sense of beauty and little exploited place. It is easy to foresee that the greed and innate predation of the human being will lead him to transform, substantially altering the order of nature, as has happened in practically the entire coast of Quintana Roo.
We link you a video where they tell us in a didactic way the devastation we cause.
Destruction of beaches and cenotes del caribe from upixan on Vimeo.
If you live in the area of Cancún and you did not visit Isla Blanca since you're late. Enjoy this little paradise, where every time you go you will be surprised by the beauty of the place, despite the human.
Isla Blanca, beachesLOCATION: Isla Blanca is located north of Cancun. You arrive at the prolongation of the Bonampak, on the way to Punta Sam.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? From Cruise (Av. López Portillo with Tulum) depart collectively to Isla Blanca Only 3 collectives a day to the 7 to the 11 and the 16. They arrive until the end of Isla Blanca and they return, and they are punctual in the exit.
ACCOMMODATION: You find lodging style cabins and camping in the area. At the kite school you can also stay. In Isla Blanca you can camp freely, if you use the services you have to pay, and the passage through the private land is 100 pesos.
WHAT TO BRING? Comfortable and light clothing, and hat to cover your head. Protect yourself from the sun and mosquitoes (mosquitoes), chaquis (gnats) and horseflies, in times of rain, are unbearable.
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One last Sandra, the pictures all great. I already said that some defect had to have ... I say it for mosquitoes and gnats ...
hahaha that's right, nature is very uncomfortable after all. A hug Fer, thank you for your comment artist.
my question is of islands women you can get to isla blanca or you have to go to cancun necessarily thanks agradesco information
In principle you must cross by ferry and from Cancun (Puerto Juarez) go to Isla Blanca. It is likely that they have boat tours from Isla Mujeres to Isla Blanca, but I do not know how to confirm it.
There is good fishing for those flat waters. I hope that local fishermen are not using networks that end with species of little commercial value. These fish are worth much more if they are protected and dedicated to be sport fishing guides.
Surely there is good fishing Eduardo, but you must imagine the barbarities that you end up listening to fishermen, lack much preservation education. I also hear about advances in the subject, so we'll see. Greetings Eduardo!
I would like to know if you can camp and make campfires in Isla Blanca
what is the cost
I plan to go with 20 people approximately stay all night and do fojata
Hello Haide, I know of people who have camped and have made a bonfire for free in Isla Blanca, at no cost. On the way to Isla Blanca there are a couple of areas where you can camp and have services, you see them on the road. I'm sorry, I do not know how much it costs.
Very good trip, take mosquito repellent.
It is a beautiful place and above all the important thing is that it is protected care, although the government is not responsible for preserving, at least that visitors do so 🙂
Beautiful, yes. To see with the new hotel developments how they affect the place. Hopefully we can enjoy it for many years.
Hello, really very good your post, thanks for your input on the web. I plan to go to Isla Blanca at the end of May, to camp 3 or 4 nights. That is rainy season? Is there public transportation to get there from Cancun? Because I do not have enough money to rent a car. Thank you!
Hello Martin, what a good plan to camp in Isla Blanca 🙂
Public transportation to Isla Blanca departs in Cancun from the Crucero terminal (Lopez Portillo Avenue with Tulum). You will have to walk about 2 kilometers to a camping area. There are camping with services or you can camp for free paying 100 pesos in the pure White Island, between the sea and the lagoon. It is not rainy season. It carries mosquito repellent.
Good evening I have planned to go to Cancun and hear very good things about this beautiful beach can you help me with transport prices (taxi) also listen to a collective service where and how much does it cost? in advance I thank the help
Hi Cezar, if you're in Cancun you should go to the Crucero terminal. The data of how to go by public transport are in the entarda, I copy them here again: From the Crucero terminal (Lopez Portillo Avenue with Tulum) depart collectives to Isla Blanca Only depart 3 collectives a day to the 7 to the 11 and the 16. They arrive until the end of Isla Blanca and they return, and they are punctual in the exit. Above all you must be alert for the return in collective, that you do not remain hanging in Isla Blanca.
By taxi I do not know how to say the price to Isla Blanca, I'm sorry.
Sure to enjoy the place, good way!
Hello, thank you very much for the complete information of the whole area, it has been very useful for me. I would love to visit this beach on our next family vacation, however because it is an unexploited area I suppose there are no palapas, chairs, lounge chairs, restaurants; at least the photos are not visible. It is right? I would like to know how prepared we have to go. Thanks in advance!
Hello Rocio, it is true that I should give that information, as soon as I can.
If you are going to find lounge chairs and a restaurant in Isla Banca, there are a couple of places along the way and at the end of the road to Isla Blanca, a couple more, so you do not need to carry anything if you do not want to. Enjoy the place a lot, bring mosquito repellent, there are times that are noticed.
Do you know the time of return from Isla Blanca to Cancun?
I'm going to go camping! :)
Hello Steph, the same groups that leave from Cancun to Isla Blanca to 7 to 11 and 16, are the ones that return. The outward journey is about half an hour long.
Enjoy the place, greetings.
Hello, some restaurant to recommend. To eat fish and seafood. Thank you
Hello Jorge, in Isla Blanca there are a couple or three of places where they serve meals, none of them stand out from the others. If you are looking for a place to eat excellent fish and seafood in that area, I recommend La Mar Bella, you are on your way to Puerto Juárz: https://www.elcaminomascorto.es/zonas-arqueologicas-mayas-de-pago/
Hello! I would like to know if there is any place to camp on a white island and what are its prices. Regards!
Hello Mariana, yes you will be able to camp in Isla Blanca.
At the end of everything, where the cars have to pay 30 pesos to pass and park, there is a restaurant where you ask and they let you camp and use the bathrooms (two years ago they charged 30 pesos per person, surely the price went up). On the way to the top you will see some sign that says "camping", where you can plant the booth and make use of the services as well. If the roll is more campero reach the end of the road, it is the wildest area.
Have an excellent trip,