UNIKA UNIQUE HIDEAWAY ISLA MUJE
Sm 009 Mz 055 Lote 008 Fracc Del Sureste, (closed for construction) , Isla Mujeres, 77400, Mexico
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Pool at Zama Beach and Lounge
Casa Mar Turquesa
North end of the island
Ferry going to Isla Mujeres
Can you take the car ferry for $2.00 US or equivalent without taking a car. I do not do well in rough waters on a smaller boat and am leery of the ultramar and would feel better in the bigger boat even though it is slower. The rates I have been seeing for the passengers on the car ferry are around $2.00. Can I take this even if I am not bringing a car over. Also, does anyone know the weekly rate of the golf car rentals once over.
Has anyone stayed at the Palace and used their points for a room upgrade and know how many points they charge you for the upgrade.
Full of questions--will be happy to even get one answer.
Re: Ferry going to Isla Mujeres
Yes you can take it and it is much nicer than the other sardine can that the big crowds take.
You have nice views and can walk around and take photographs on the big ferry.
You will most likely be one of the only foot passengers there, but it´s certainly doable.
Travel Tips for Isla Mujeres
Island Of Women
When Spanish arriverd on this island and they found a Mayan temple and inside figures of Mayan goddesses, beliving to be representing ferility and moon godess Ixchel. And after these figures, the island got it's name.
Another, less probable, explanation is, that Spanish pirates kept their lovers on this island.
However, the Mayan temple can be visited, altough it was heavily damaged by a hurricane and there is not much to see. It stand on a very south point of the island.
To excuse the admission for the ruined ruins, an exhibiton of modern scolptures was set up.
The whole area can be seen well from the lighthouse in a nearby carribean village.
What would you need on a desert isle?
Suntan lotion is a must for us norteamericanos. A towel for the beach at Playa Norte. Bikini tops are optional, and the west end of the beach (left as you face the ocean) is swimsuit optional. Snorkeling equipment can be brought or rented on the island.
Ferry to Isla Mujeres
This is the ferry from Gran Puerto to Isla Mujeres. The same company runs ferries fro Playa del Carmen to Isla Cozumel. The fare in March of 2006 was 35 pesos one way, 70 pesos return, and runs every 30 minutes starting at 5:30am until 12:30am.
3x1 beer and the best (cheap) food in town
I read good things about this place on line but it was closed on Monday's, so we walked by and forgot about it for the next few days, which was very unfortunate. Our first and only meal there was just about the best Mexican chow we have had, certainly for the price, in literally years. I was stunned when they told me the Coronas were 3x1 (50 cents each), and the good beer- Negra Modelo and Montejo are still 2x1 at $1.50, which was only 75 cents ALL DAY LONG- absolutely mind boggling!! (it's also about a 3 minute walk from North beach which makes it perfect for lunch and a long midday grog fest). We ordered the Burritas botano (appetizer)- small half quesedillas with ham which were delicious even though it took 25 minutes to get them... Kathryn ordered the 1st house specialty, the Filete Alambre, which was a sizeable plateful of super tender marinated steak medallions with grilled onions, poblano chiles and smoky bacon. I got the secon specialty, the Filete Albanil, which was also delicious but thoroughly second rate after trying a bite of K's plate, which would seriously compete with some of the best filet mignon I've had. Both plates were under $8, which was an absolute steal on the island, even compared to some of the more low ambiance, blue collar eateries we tried. I also read after we left that the coffee and breakfast at this place is legendary and also a good deal. We wished we would have eaten there every night- definitely not to be missed (just remember to be patient- you're in Mexico after all)!
SUNDAY --FAMILY DAY ON ISLA MUJERES
Sunday, in Mexico is FAMILY DAY. It was so nice to see so many local families coming to the island of Isla Mujeres to spend the day enjoying the beach.
Many fishermen who had boats on the island were setting up barbeques for their family. You could see their fishing nets hanging up to dry in the hot sun -- no fishing today.
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