The story goes that the first settlers of the city of Cancun, arrived by sea and landed on the shores of Puerto Juarez and although this small place did not have a growth as big as the city of Cancun, it is a place you have to know, enjoy and tour.
Why? Because Puerto Juarez is one of the few areas of the city of Cancun that still retains its charm of a fishing village, where the sea and local cuisine is mixed with the culture and from where you can take various tours to Isla Mujeres and much more.
Puerto Juarez Marine Terminal
Puerto Juárez may be a small fishing village, but within its territory you can find one of the most important maritime terminals in the region and which is called: Puerto Juárez Maritime Terminal.
This terminal is the only one in the city that starts its operations of departure of all types of boats from 5 am and whose destination is Isla Mujeres and likewise, it is the only one that receives ferries coming from Isla Mujeres from very early hours of the day.
In addition, from this terminal you can take the tours of the tourist line and entertainment of Captain Hook and from where you can have the opportunity to board one of the replicas of Spanish galleons and even take a day tour to Isla Mujeres, rent a yacht or take a pass on a boat in the Caribbean Sea.
But that's not all: The overseas shipping line operates within this terminal and the costs are much lower than any other terminal in the city.
What is the cost / price of the ferry to Isla Mujeres?
The prices for visitors in the state are 231.00 MXN single trip for adult and 462.00 MXN round trip for adult and 179.oo MXN single trip for child and 352.00 MXN round trip for child. Prices for locals (Cancunenses) are 80.00 MXN single trip for adult and 160.00 MXN round trip for adult and 47.00 MXN single trip for child and 94.00 MXN round trip for child. In addition, there are also prices for the National Institute for the Elderly (INAPAM) which are 31.00 MXN round trip and 62.00 MXN single trip.
Ferry Schedules to Isla Mujeres
The maritime terminal of Puerto Juarez is the busiest for having not only a wide variety of departure and arrival times, but also for being the only one that begins its transfer operations from very early in the morning. Currently its first departure time is from 5:30 am and the first ferry arriving from Isla Mujeres is at 6:30 am in the morning. It should be noted that almost every 30 minutes a ferry departs / arrives at the terminal and also, the last overseas ferry that leaves this port has its schedule of 11:00 PM and the last ferry to arrive leaves from 12:00 am from Isla Mujeres.
Below you will find all the current ferry schedules from Ultramar to Isla Mujeres.
|Puerto Juarez to Isla Mujeres||Isla Mujeres to Puerto Juarez|
|05:30 a. m.||06:00 a. m.|
|06:30 a. m.||07:00 a. m.|
|07:00 a. m.||07:30 a. m.|
|07:30 a. m.||08:00 a. m.|
|08:00 a. m.||08:30 a. m.|
|08:30 a. m.||09:00 a. m.|
|09:00 a. m.||09:30 a. m.|
|09:30 a. m.||11:00 a. m.|
|10:00 a. m.||11:30 a. m.|
|10:30 a. m.||12:00 p. m.|
|11:00 a. m.||12:30 p. m.|
|11:30 a. m.||01:00 p. m.|
|12:00 p. m.||01:30 p. m.|
|12:30 p. m.||02:00 p. m.|
|01:00 p. m.||02:30 p. m.|
|01:30 p. m.||03:00 p. m.|
|02:00 p. m.||03:30 p. m.|
|02:30 p. m.||04:00 p. m.|
|03:00 p. m.||04:30 p. m.|
|03:30 p. m.||05:00 p. m.|
|04:00 p. m.||05:30 p. m.|
|05:00 p. m.||06:00 p. m.|
|05:30 p. m.||06:30 p. m.|
|06:00 p. m.||07:00 p. m.|
|07:00 p. m.||07:30 p. m.|
|08:00 p. m.||08:00 p. m.|
|09:00 p. m.||08:30 p. m.|
|10:00 p. m.||09:00 p. m.|
|11:00 p. m.||10:00 p. m.|
|11:00 p. m.|
|12:00 p. m.|
How to get to Puerto Juarez?
Puerto Juarez as such is not located very far from downtown Cancun, so from here you can take public transportation to get to the place and even: To get to the maritime terminal of the place.
But where does the transportation get complicated? From Cancun airport. Cancun's airport is located on the outskirts of the city and from here it becomes a little complicated to get to Puerto Juarez, either to one of its hotels or to its maritime terminal. And of course, right now we will tell you what are the options you have and of course some possible situations you may face.
From Cancun Airport
Are you at the Cancun airport and need to go to Puerto Juarez? Whether you need to go to a hotel in Puerto Juarez or to get to the maritime terminal in Puerto Juarez, the options you have are the private transfer service, the cab service, and the ADO bus service.
The private transportation service is the best option to go to any area of Puerto Juarez. It is a 100% private service, safe, fast and usually has the capacity to carry up to 9 passengers or groups of more than 50 people. You can book your transfer service with us right now.
You can book with us your private transfer from Cancun airport and pay online. We accept all major credit cards!
Cab is a very viable option if you are traveling alone, with your partner or if you are in a hurry to get to Puerto Juarez. It is a service offered in a Versa type vehicle or similar, with capacity to carry up to 3 people and of course, very little luggage.
As such ADO service does not go directly to Puerto Juarez. It will take you to its base in downtown Cancun and from there you can take public transportation to Puerto Juarez.
From downtown Cancun
If you are in downtown Cancun, you can simply take a public transportation service to Puerto Juarez which costs 10.00 MXN per person.
Another option is the cab, however it is not very recommendable because they are not very comfortable, of course this is only for cabs in downtown Cancun.
From the Hotel Zone
Finally, if you are in the hotel zone, the best option is to take public transportation to downtown Cancun, which costs 12.00 MXN.
Remember that in downtown Cancun you can take public transportation or a cab to go to Puerto Juarez.
Hotels in Puerto Juarez
Despite being a small place, Puerto Juarez is an excellent place where you can spend your family vacations, as a couple or even alone. Being in front of the sea, in front of Isla Mujeres and in front of Cancun, makes it an incredible place where you can enjoy tranquility, calm and relaxation.
So if you still don't know which are the hotels and accommodations in Puerto Juarez, we will tell you right now and of course, we assure you that you will love them.
The following is a list of the best hotels in Puerto Juarez.
Lucky Duck PJ
Hotel Del Sol
Tu Casa en el Caribe
All Ritmo Cancun Resort & Water Park
Estudio Hacienda del Mar
Villa Sam Sol
Flamingo by Andiani Travel
Amara by Andiani Travel
Beaches of Puerto Juarez
The best known beach in Puerto Juarez is Playa del Niño and to put it this way: It is a totally public beach and where local life is what is most enjoyed.
What does this mean? That if you are looking for a local, family friendly, quiet atmosphere and of course close to restaurants, bars and a beautiful view of Isla Mujeres: Then you have to come here.
Why should you come here? Playa del niño is shallow and perfect for the whole family. In addition, it has all the services you need: from bathrooms, to showers, from nearby restaurants, to small palapas where you can hide from the sun's rays.
So when we talk about the beaches of Puerto Juarez, always remember to think of Playa del Niño.
What to do in Puerto Juarez?
Puerto Juarez is a small place but in spite of that you can find a few activities that you can do in the region and right now we will tell you about some of them.
If you plan to take a tour with your partner or family without having to leave Puerto Juarez, then you can take the Captain Hook tour which is a 5 hour tour, a ride on a replica of a Spanish galleon where you can enjoy a pirate show and of course a delicious dinner.
Puerto Juarez has a small archaeological site known as El Meco. This area is quiet and can be toured in about an hour, which allows you time for other activities.
Visit Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres is located in front of Puerto Juarez and also, being one of the maritime terminals you will not have any problem to go to Isla Mujeres either through the overseas ferry or renting a boat or boat.
Visit Isla Blanca
Isla Blanca is a continental zone of Isla Mujeres and the only "totally virgin beach" of Cancun. It is not far from Puerto Morelos and is perfect for camping and exploring its beaches and mangroves.
Enjoy the gastronomy
Finally, we cannot leave out the great opportunity that Puerto Juarez offers us to enjoy its unparalleled gastronomy. So if you want to eat the best seafood and fried fish, this is it!