Playa Media Luna

The north end of Isla is just five blocks wide, stretching from the open ocean to the tranquil bay. Just south of the northeast corner you’ll find Hotel Play Media Luna, with its feel of a casual beachfront residential compound. Indeed, the hotel sits on a secluded crescent shaped beach at the northeast corner of the island that has been in the owner’s family for generations. They picked this beachfront for a reason!

Hotel Playa Media Luna is a short 2 block stroll from the north end of Hidalgo, the main pedestrian mall complete with restaurants, bars and boutiques. If you’ve been to Key West, it’s the Duval of Isla. Another 2 blocks and you’ll find yourself on the bayfront, with its beachfront restaurants, colorful fishing pangas and the town’s main fuel dock for fishing and diving boats.

Hotel Playa Media is a small, casual and relaxed boutique. There are some far larger properties on the island, there are some that are swankier with more amenities and some that are outside of town in more secluded settings. But if you want to be close to town – and most folks do – and you’re looking to be on a secluded beach with a sexy pool, in a small, casual and relaxing place, well this is your hotel!

Playa Media Luna will not disappoint. You’ll find a helpful and friendly staff, and make new friends who have purposely found refuge in this casual and comfortable hideaway. It’s not a big resort, but it’s a big experience!

Playa Media Luna

Playa Media Luna

Highlights
  • Rest
    A variety of rooms, suites and cottages, all with direct waterfront views.
  • Relax
    Breakfast is served in a casual dining room, but with so many restaurants nearby, there is no on-site lunch and dinner service. A poolside bar is open most days and into the evening, offering convivial entertainment and casual conversation with friends and fellow travelers.
  • Shop
    Some of the best shopping in Isla is just two blocks away on Hidlago. A stroll along the mall, and off the side streets will meet the needs o f most shopping junkies! You won’t find any luxury boutiques…no Prada, no Ralph Lauren, no elaborate duty free stores, but you’ll find no end to art galleries, jewelry and stores selling every imaginable souvenir. Some of our favorites are the colorful leather wrestling masks and holsters that carry soda and beer cans.
  • Play
    It’s a beachtown! Pretty much everything and anything is available. There’s world class scuba diving, snorkeling. Sportfishing. Golf carts for bar-hopping and touring. Sunset sails. The fast ferry to Cancun for the “big resort” fix. And of course, there’s always beachcoming on one of Isla’s beckoning beaches.
  • Fish
    Offshore big-game fishing for wahoo, dolphin and the legendary sailfish and white marlin bite. To mix it up, there’s also world class flats fishing throughout the Yucatan Peninsula that can be arranged.
  • Dive
    Diving on vibrant reefs, interacting with whale sharks and sailfish, navigating the mesmerizing Underwater Museum and Sculpture Garden or simply snorkeling. All of these adventures, and with crystal clear warm water, bring divers of all skill levels to Isla from every corner of the world.
Location

21° North 15’| 86° West 45′ , approximately 400 miles (240 kilometers) southwest of Key West, Florida and 600 miles (300 miles) roughly due south of Pensacola, Florida.

Access

First, get yourself to Cancun. You can fly there pretty much from anywhere in the world.

From the Cancun International Airport you can take a shared airport “colectivo” van (around US$18 per person) or private taxi (around US$60) to Puerto Juárez which is 15 minutes north of downtown Cancun. There are two express ferry services that will bring you to Isla. Gran Puerto Cancun (The Ultramar) and the Magana Ferries at Puerto Juárez. Both cost 80 pesos one way (about US$6.50). The Express boats leave every half hour and the crossing takes 15 – 20 minutes.

There are various companies that offer pre-booked Airport transfers, one way or round trip. They will meet you just outside of Customs at the Cancun Airport, take you to ferry dock and will meet you at the dock for your return trip.

If you want pre-arranged ground transportation, no problema! One of the most popular services is the official hotel transportation service of the Cancun Airport. Click here for types of service and costs, or have the Outpost Travel Desk help arrange transfers.

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