A lot of people wonder if Isla Mujeres is better than Cancun and the answer is: they’re both quite different. Cancun is a much larger city, and more widely visited by tourists from all around the world. This means it tends to be a lot more crowded, louder, and the traffic can be a little intense. Meanwhile, Isla Mujeres has still managed to preserve its tranquil Caribbean charm although it has grown in popularity. The island doesn’t have many cars, which means traffic is a lot easier to handle, and the nightclubs or bars don’t tend to be as intense as they are in downtown Cancun. All in all, deciding if one is “better” than the other depends on the type of experience you’re after. If you’re looking to party a little harder and stay in a big city, Cancun is right for you. However, if you want to disconnect for a few days and get in touch with nature, Isla Mujeres is calling your name.