So you’re finally vacationing on that long-awaited island getaway, Isla Mujeres, the tiny island that’s small in size but big on charm.
You picture yourself sipping cocktails on the beach, soaking up the sun… but reality sets in and you realize there’s no way you’re lugging all your beach gear across the sand.
Every seasoned tourist would know how exhausting it can be to walk around all day, especially under the Caribbean sun.
Time to hop in a golf cart – this little four-wheeler will quickly become your best friend while visiting the island.
But before you zoom off into the sunset, read on for everything you need to know about renting a golf cart on Isla Mujeres.
Depending on the size of your group and your plans for exploring the island, you may or may not need a golf cart.
If you’re planning on spending most of your time lounging on the beach, then you probably won’t need one.
On the other hand, if you want to explore Isla Mujeres in style, a golf cart rental is the way to go!
With a golf cart, you can easily get around the island and make stops whenever and wherever you want.
Trust us, it’s much more convenient than walking!
There are numerous golf cart rental companies on Isla Mujeres. You can find a lot of the clustered near the ferry terminal – you really can’t miss them!
It’s best to book your rental in advance, especially during high season or weekends, as golf carts are in high demand.
Here are the best places for golf cart rentals on Isla Mujeres:
To rent a golf cart in Isla Mujeres, you can expect to pay around $50 for a half-day rental to $80 for a full-day rental.
Most companies accept credit card payments and cash.
Prices for golf cart rentals are pretty consistent across the board, so you’re most likely not going to get a better deal by shopping around.
Of course, that’s not to say that all rental companies are created equal.
Some may offer better service than others, and some may have newer or nicer carts. But when it comes to price, you’re not going to find much variation.
During high season, you can expect prices to be higher.
But considering you can explore Isla Mujeres without having to lug around your own gear, it’s well worth it!
Not only is this a fun way to explore the island, but it’s also an efficient way to get around.
Getting around the island is primarily done by golf cart, and there are two main types: regular and large.
Both fit up to four people but the large golf cart has an extra storage bin.
So if you’re traveling with a group of four or more, you’ll likely need to rent multiple golf carts.
But don’t worry – it’s all part of the fun!
If you just need a golf cart for a few hours, no need to pre-book – there are plenty to go around.
However, during the busy season or the holidays, it’s best to reserve one ahead of time to avoid being left stranded.
Make sure to inspect the cart for any damage before driving away; you don’t want any nasty surprises later on.
All booked? Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride!
Renting a golf cart in Isla Mujeres is pretty simple: as long as you’re 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license, you’re good to go!
The rental company will keep your license on file until you return the golf cart, just be sure to drive carefully – the last thing you want is to damage the cart or, worse, end up in the hospital.
Also, do note that it’s illegal to consume alcohol and drive in Isla Mujeres – it’s best to keep the boozy drinks to the beach clubs.
It takes about two hours to drive completely around Isla Mujeres in a golf cart.
The island is only about 5 miles long and 0.5 miles wide, so it’s not very big. That means you can get from one side of the island to the other relatively quickly.
However, if you’re taking your time to explore all the nooks and crannies (there are plenty of them and let’s be honest, that’s half the fun), or if you find yourself behind a slow-moving caravan of carts, it could take a bit longer.
But however long it takes you to navigate this beautiful island, it’s guaranteed to be time well spent.
So rev up those engines and soak up all the island vibes!
If you’re looking to add a little zip to your day on Isla Mujeres, we recommend renting a golf cart for 24 hours.
Daily rentals are a little misleading, you’ll only have the cart from usually 9 am to 5 pm; with a 24-hour rental you have more flexibility to explore and don’t have to worry about cutting your exploration short.
Plus, if you’re staying on the island, you can just leave it at your hotel’s parking lot. No muss, no fuss.
So go ahead and enjoy your day on the island… just make sure to drive safely!
Renting a golf cart on Isla Mujeres is a great way to explore the island at your leisure.
Not only will you be able to cover more ground in less time, but you’ll also have fun doing it!
To make the rental experience as smooth as possible, here are few tips to keep in mind:
Many people visit Isla Mujeres to enjoy the sun and the sand, but there’s more to the island than that.
Here are some ideas:
Tortugranja: This is a turtle farm where you can learn about the turtles and see them in their natural habitat.
Punta Sur: The southernmost point of the island, Punta Sur offers dramatic views of the coastline. It’s also home to the Ruins of Ixchel Temple.
Entrance fee is 30 pesos (about $1 USD).
Playa Norte: Arguably one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Playa Norte is a beautiful sandy beach that is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing.
Isla Mujeres Cemetery: This might sound like an odd choice, but the cemetery is actually a beautiful spot.
It’s well-maintained, and the views of the ocean are stunning.
The West Coast: Cruise around the west side of the island on your golf cart to take in all the sights. Admire the view of Cancun’s skyline and enjoy the peacefulness of the ocean.
Beach Clubs: There are several beach clubs on Isla Mujeres that you can visit for a day of sun and fun.
Some of the most popular include Green Demon Beach Club and Zama Beach Club. Each club has its own unique vibe, so take your pick and enjoy!
Want more ideas? Check out our guide on the best things to do in Isla Mujeres.