ISLAND OF THE WOMEN
Isla Mujeres is an island in the Caribbean sea, about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) off the Yucatan Peninsula coast.
The island is some 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) long and 650 metres (2,130 ft) wide.
To the east is the Caribbean sea with a strong rocky coast, and to the west the skyline of Cancún can be seen across the clear waters. In the 2010 census, the namesake town on the island had a population of 12,642 inhabitants.
The island is part of the Isla Mujeres Municipality in the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico.
In Pre-Columbian times the island was sacred to the Maya goddess of childbirth and medicine, Ix-Chel. When the Spanish arrived in the 16th century they named it "Isla Mujeres" because of the many images of goddesses.
A small Maya temple was once located on the southern tip of the island. However, in 1988, Hurricane Gilbert caused extensive damage, leaving most of the foundation but only a very small portion of the temple.
Since the 1970s, along with close-by Cancun, there has been substantial tourist development in Isla Mujeres.
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