Isla Mujeres Attractions

Ixchel The Goddess of Fertility

If you’ve stayed with us before at Privilege Aluxes, you may well know Isla Mujeres as a spectacular tropical paradise: a place to marinate on Caribbean sands, scuba dive amid coral reefs and underwater sculpture gardens, or snorkel with whale sharks. It’s worth reflecting, however, on a much older, and inevitably more mysterious, association this island has: as sacred ground dedicated to the Mayan goddess Ixchel (“ee-shell”), also known as Ix Chel, Goddess O, and Lady Rainbow.


Day of the Dead vs. Halloween

One of Mexico’s defining holidays is just around the corner: Dia de Muertos, the “Day of the Dead.” People on Isla Mujeres, the Mexican mainland, and the world over will be honoring the dearly departed with great reverence—not to mention plenty of celebration and mirth!