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Isla Mujeres, sanctuary to Ix-Chel …

This is how isla mujeres are born ...

Isla Mujeres is located 14 kilometers from Cancun in the Mexican Caribbean, the ancient Mayans considered this island as a sanctuary of the goddess Ixchel, goddess of the moon, love and fertility, which is why the Mayans, mainly women , they made this pilgrimage at least once in their lives, in these visits it was customary to leave as offerings figures with feminine forms on the beaches of the island. When the Spaniards arrived near the year 1517, they found a lot of these female figures, which is why they named Isla Mujeres. Traces of a temple dedicated to this deity have been found at the southern tip of the island, both here and on the island of Cozumel, ritual crossings are carried out each year as a remembrance of this millenary culture.

The pirates of the caribbean

After the conquest, this island was used as a refuge by pirates such as Pierre and Jean Lafitte who sailed in these waters chasing the riches transported by the Spaniards in their ships from the coasts of the new continent, another singular person who settled on the island was Fermín Antonio Mundaca and Marecheaga, pirate, mercenary and slave trader, tells the story that after facing the British Navy, the famous pirate took refuge in this island, where he fell in love with a native woman for whom he built a hacienda with large gardens and showy Arcos, La Trigueña, as it was known, the lady to whom she devoted her work on the island, never lived with him and nowadays you can still see the ruins of the so-called Hacienda Mundaca and an empty tomb in the cemetery, since this character He died in Merida far from his beloved and his island.

The reverberations, the abysses, the flight of the birds that come out of your mouth and take us to that island of smoke and music will happen on the eve.

A look at this lovely island ...

In Isla Mujeres you can give free rein to your senses, with its multicolored Caribbean charm, with its music and its typical gastronomy of the place, since your departure in Cancun, Puerto Juarez or Punta Sam you will find the wonder that is to sail these turquoise waters, Whether it’s a catamaran, ferry or ferry, we know you’ll enjoy the journey. Arriving at the island you can walk through the streets of the center where you will find endless rustic shops and cozy restaurants for all tastes. Punta Norte is the best-known beach in Isla Mujeres, here you can enjoy the sun and the beach accompanied by your favorite drink. To the south of the island is the tortugranja, where the state government takes care of various turtle species because some of the these species are in danger of extinction, beyond there is the garrafon park, ecological zone of the island where you can enjoy zip lines, swimming pools, one of the most impressive natural reefs in the area, swimming with dolphins and other activities.

Throughout the island there are beach clubs, each with its own style, but all bathed in good service and relaxed atmosphere, there is so much to do that it will seem short the day, so we invite you to stay with us and Enjoy our romantic nights at the edge of the beach.

IXCHEL, THE MOON GODDESS

Ruth Pérez Aguirre (Mexican writer).

The city feels cold, senses that a misfortune will fall on its people, because there are clouds that can not see the moon.
They believe that the goddess is upset with them, maddened they paint their faces blue, they light torches out of their houses in frantic dance in their honor.
She listens to them are her children and wakes up from the spell. She hurries to the foot of the temple, ascends the steps, her mantle kisses the cold stone, flooding everything in its path with light.
When arriving at the stop the goddess is detached from the Earth and rises to go to rest to the firmament. The exhausted dancers return to their satisfied homes, the light has returned, the fear of the wrath of their gods has disappeared.

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