About Us and Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres Vacation Rentals is an elite vacation agency offering a collection of the most private and most luxurious villa rentals on the island to the most off-the-beaten-path budget friendly apartment. In addition to our exclusive villas and vacation packages, our strongest trait is our local presence and extensive knowledge of the area. Not only do we hand pick each and every villa to ensure that our ‘homes away from home’ exceed expectations but we personally work to ensure a flawless vacation experience.  We are your objective advocate working for you to find just the right fit.  Helping you to weigh the numerous pros and cons to secure the property that fits your dream.

Our mission is to provide honest, efficient and reliable accommodations for travelers finding the right fit while providing as much on-island knowledge as you want to ensure you truly experience all Isla has to offer.

We offer you clean, well-equipped, affordable choices within a variety of price ranges. Some of the family run, less expensive accommodations do not have signs nor do they advertise on the internet. Their rates range from cheap, inexpensive, to mid range price.

Isla Mujeres offers a variety of accommodations to fulfill every traveler’s expectations.


Villa de la Vida

The company was founded by Marla Martinez to meet the need of offering exclusive vacations rentals and packages. 

Isla Mujeres Vacation Rentals understands that your vacation is so much more than just a place to stay but rather it’s the experience and the memories you make.  Our personalized service ensures that your vacation and experience are full of memories that last a lifetime.

MARLA MARTINEZ

Born and raised in Alabama, Marla has lived from coast to coast in the US.  With her relocation to Los Angeles in 2000 she completed her Master’s degree at Pepperdine University. While relocating to Las Vegas, Portland, OR and Atlanta, GA, she discovered her love for Mexico and passion for travel.  So much that she is now married to an isleño of Isla Mujeres and makes her home there.  Marla began in the travel business by focusing on Isla Mujeres and what started as a single website for budget rentals has grown into a website with an extensive inventory of properties to meet the needs of the range of travelers from budget to luxury.  

About Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres is a small, beautiful island off the coast of Cancun, Mexico.  The name means “Island of Women” as it was discovered in March of 1517 by Spanish Explorer Francisco Hernandez Cordova.  Upon his arrival, they found female shaped representations of the goddess Ixchel, the Mayan Goddess of fertility, reason, medicine, happiness and the moon.

The Mayan history of the island is prominent even today, however was once called Ekab. What’s left of the Temple is located at the South point of the island.

The island is about 5 miles long and less than a mile wide in some areas.  You can feel safe knowing that the Naval Base located on the island is also a training facility.  Crime is relatively low on Isla.  Crime of opportunity being most common.  Mostly, the islanders want their island to be safe and are proud to call it home.