The Hidden Gems of Isla

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Experience hosted by Omar

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in Spanish, English, and French
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.
Expertise and insight
Guests say this Host shared top-notch knowledge.

What you'll do

As a 5th generation local, let me take you around Isla Mujeres, show you why my family have called this beautiful idyllic island home for so many decades, and let you know the island like a true local!
In this walking tour, we will discover many hidden gems together, and a few local ´hot spots.
We’ll start the tour right in the middle of the island at Salina Lagoon, an important part of the ecosystem here in Isla. Home to many different species of wildlife. Here we will also learn about the ancient ways in which the Mayan’s used this part of the island for important minerals and trade. We will then discover the colorful and lively neighborhoods of La Gloria and El Cañotal, and show you where to get the best local tacos (in my opinion) on the island!
After this we will then head to one of my all time favorite hidden gems, a local beach, and an abandoned pier! The perfect photo opportunity! We will stop here to enjoy a fresh coconut, and a nice swim in the calm, quiet waters!
We will then discover Punta Sur, the home of Goddess Ixchel, where I will explain what makes her so special to us here in Isla, we will immerse ourselves in the Mayan histories of the EKAB Mayan Kingdom.
Finally, we will take the scenic route along the Caribbean to down-town, finishing at my very own beach, where you can often catch me reading a book in the sunshine. There will be many photo opportunities along the way. On the journey we will learn about the histories of pirates and fishermen!
I invite you to discover Isla with a true local, like a local.
As a 5th generation local, let me take you around Isla Mujeres, show you why my family have called this beautiful idyllic island home for so many decades, and let you know the island like a true local!
In this walking tour, we will discover many hidden gems together, and a few local ´hot spots.
We’ll start the tour right in the middle of the island at Salina Lagoon, an important part of the ecosystem here in Isla. Home to many different…

What's included

  • Drinks
    A coconut and water to fill your bottle
  • Tickets
    Temple of the Goddess Ixchel

Meet your Host, Omar

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 24 Reviews
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I was born here and Isla Mujeres has given me everything, I am the fifth generation. I am passionate and proud of my island. From a very early age, I took a love for the sea and the land where I was born from a fisherman father, I am also interested in knowing who was here before me, which made me immerse myself in History and become a tour guide as a profession. I also have a facility with languages, I can communicate effectively in 3 languages and I have lived in 5 countries to date, what I always look for when I travel is to truly see the place, feel the people and discover the way of life is simply what I offer you :)
I was born here and Isla Mujeres has given me everything, I am the fifth generation. I am passionate and proud of my island. From a very early age, I took a love for the sea and the land where I was born from a fisherman father, I am also interested in knowing who was here before me, which made me immerse myself in History and become a tour guide as a profession. I also have a facility with languages, I can communicate effectively in 3 languages and I have lived in 5 countries to date, what I al…
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From $17/ person

Join 2 other guests
$23 per person
$17 per person
Join 3 other guests
$16 per person

Where you'll be

The tour will be accompanied by many views of the Caribbean and the bay of Isla Mujeres, one of the most beautiful turquoise blue waters you’ve ever seen, the green of the mangroves, and the warm tropical sun, a true paradise. The two beaches that we are going to visit, are local beaches, and are never crowded. True hidden gems of Isla!

Rated 4.83 out of 5 from 24 reviews.

Quentin
November 2021
A must do experience if you want to really know Isla Mujeres. Omar is very knowledgeable and passionate about the island. It really is a treat to walk around with him and discover off-the-beaten-path spots, including an incredible secret beach! Thank you so much Omar
Lisa
September 2021
Omar is the best! Omar was very informed about the local history of the island and the Mayan culture. Super interesting and fun! He truly has a way with his words and a friendly, endearing spirit. The spots he took us to are truly hidden gems and made us fall in love with the island all over again! He could have not been more hospitable and we felt lucky to get to see a glimpse of the island from a true isleño!
Patsy
August 2021
I was unable to take the tour, due to an injury, but my two friends from Paris loved this experience with Omar! I did not tell them that Omar speaks French, and they were happily surprised. They really enjoyed the beaches with no crowds and I enjoyed all their pictures. They both advised me to highly recommend this tour.
Rob
July 2021
Omar was a great host went out of his way to meet us made it convenient for us to try the island before doing his tour. Great host knowledgeable and friendly. Beautiful site. Will definitely recommend to others.
Harold
July 2021
This walking tour is a must do if you are visiting the island. Omar is a fantastic guide and host as he is this best combination of knowledge and friendliness. My partner and I love to experience a place on foot, so this tour was perfect. People with mobility issues might want to check before booking. Omar showed us a special “secret” beach and mixed in a lot of new and old culture and history. It is a very reasonably priced tour. Recommended!
Andi
July 2021
What an awesome tour! Thank you Omar for the fun day. We felt like locals and so appreciated your time and attention to details. Highly recommended!!

Choose from available dates

5 available
  • Sat, Nov 27
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $23 per person
  • Mon, Nov 29
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $17 per person
  • Wed, Dec 1
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Join 3 other guests
    $16 per person
  • Mon, Dec 6
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Private groups only
    From $136 per group
  • Wed, Dec 15
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $15 per person, previously $19

Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 15 and up can attend, up to 6 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.