Isla Mujeres is a 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.