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Area Code -- The telephone area code is 998.

ATMs & Banks -- Isla's main bank is HSBC Bank (tel. 998/877-0005), across from the ferry docks. It's open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 6pm, and Saturday from 9am to 2pm. It has ATM machines altough increasingly so do many of the hotels and restaurants along Calle Hidalgo.

Currency Exchange -- Isla Mujeres has numerous casas de cambio, or currency exchanges, along the main streets. Most of the hotels listed here change money for their guests, although often at less favorable rates than the commercial enterprises. You'll get the best exchange rate at an ATM machine.

Drugstore -- YZA Farmacia (tel. 998/886-6035), located at the corner of Juárez and Morelos, stays open 24 hours.

Emergency-- Dial 006 for police, firemen or ambulance.

Hospital -- The Hospital de la Armada is on Avenida Rueda Medina at Ojón P. Blanco (tel. 998/877-0001). It's less than a kilometer (2/3 mile) south of the town center. It will treat you only in an emergency. Otherwise, you're referred to the Hospital Integral, on Avenida Guerrero, a block before the beginning of the malecón (tel. 998/877-0117).

Internet Access -- Free Wi-Fi is available in the town plaza, many hotels, and downtown businesses including Cafe Mogauga at Juarez and Madero and Rooster restaurant at Plaza Isla Mujeres, Hidalgo 1. Europa Computer Internet, at Abasolo between Hidalgo and Juárez, offers Wi-Fi and computers for 20 pesos per hour. It’s open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 10pm.

Post Office -- The correo is at Calle Guerrero 12 (tel. 998/877-0085), at the corner of López Mateos, near the market. It's open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm.

Seasons -- Isla Mujeres's tourist season (when hotel rates are higher) is a bit different from that of other places in Mexico. High season runs December through May, a month longer than in Cancún. Some hotels raise their rates in August, and some raise their rates beginning in mid-November. Low season runs from June to mid-November.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.