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Serene and Beautiful Beaches
They were very serene, no vendors, no tour operators, nothing, it was very relaxing. Just sip your margarita and relax. We stayed on the beach for a while before heading out to explore the rest of the Isla, while here you can kayaking , go snorkeling, scuba diving or just walk along the beach and look for huge shells!.... One of the people in our tour found a huge one on the beach and took it home.
~* Isla Mujeres *~
Isla Mujeres meaning ' Island of the Women' Is such a BEAUTIFUL little Island. Its sooooo small you can get around the whole island in less then three hours. We went to Isla Mujeres by Catamaran which took just over an hour but you can also get there by express boats/ship within 30minutes.
You can also go snorkling just before you arrive on the Island, so bring your snorking gear!
In my opinion Isla Mujeres is a much smaller, quiet version of Cancun and you can do litterally the same activities although we decided to sight-see instead. You can swim with the dolphins, sight-see, shop and see how the locals live, visit the Zoo etc...
Travelling around the island is relatively easy you can walk, hire a golf cart. YES, believe me people drive carts lol or hire a taxi cab which is what we did. For an hour 150 peso's ($15) (but we ended up driving for almost 2hrs)
Visit the Zoo,the Zoo is crazy and WAY different from the british Zoo's. The Zoo is very spacious and by the looks of things some of the animals aren't in the cages i.e Croc's, Jaguar (Hence the reason why we didn't stay around to know)...
Know your spanish, because the island has less tourists, most people tend to speak Spanish and less English. So, i'd advise you to Learn even if it's just afew of the phrases. Alittle goes along way.!
A great day out, Go there early and make a proper day of it!
- Diving and Snorkeling
What you shouldn't do: Isla Mujeres
What does every person under 25 years wants to do in Cancun? Definately party and go to the beach. Maybe go to some Mayan ruins and do some snorkeling. I might even believe that some go to sleep. But no one goes to Isla Mujeres. This island of the northen shore of Cancun is an island with some restaurants and nothing else but that. Oh, and artcraft, that's 150% more expensive. The thing is that you go there on a tour, on a boat, and there's no way out 'til the tour is over. So don't make a mistake, unless you want to go to an expensive restaurant and stay all afternoon walking around expensive artwork.
Swim with the Dolphins at Isla Majures
We swam with the Dolphins a Isla Mujures a few days before we were to return home. All i can say it was fantastic, you don't get long with the Dolphins but its well worth the experience. We have photos of us kissing the Dolphins and a video, all at extra costs but once you come away you can't help but buy some memorabilia
- Diving and Snorkeling
- Adventure Travel
A trip to Isla is a must see
What fun we had riding all over the island in a golf cart and stopping to shop, eat and drink at Sergio's beach bar. Great food, friendly people. Swing on swings at the bar and lay in hammocks if you get hammered.
This is puerto Juarez, where we bought our tickets to Isla Mujeres. And these are the small boats that took us there; the guy in yellow is part of the 'company' that operates these boats. Our guide was really nice and very patient, he showed us different snorkeling sites, and even swam with people who were scared, holding their hands.
We paid about 20USD for the whole tour, which included snorkeling at 3 different sites, lunch, and an hour of leisure at Isla Mujeres. It is definetely much cheaper than going with the hotel tours. The lunch consisted of fresh fish, rice, and cabbage salad -- it was very tasty!
if you have a chance go check out Isla Mujeres.
the downtown is charming, filled with stores full of ceramic, wood and metal crafts.
We went snorkeling at 2 different locations: one near this remains of what once was a ship, and another location on the west side of the island. The second one was better... we were on our way to snorkel at the Garrafon, but it started to pour really hard, so we had to skip it...
there're various ways of getting to isla mujeres, and if you ask at the hotel they'll refer you to the tours some agencies have, which are pricey. We took the regular city bus to Puerto Juarez, just ask the driver to let you off at P. Juarez.
We booked the cruise ourselves
More Info: We went by ourselves to Lady Island ,not a package trip.We caught a boat from the hotel zone docks and it cost 15$ dollars return trip.You can go on a package day trip if you want food,drinks and transport included.The crossing was very rough indeed,but coming back was not so bad.
Cruise to Lady Island to relax
It takes about 30 mins to get to Lady Island from Cancun.You can see the island from Cancun.There are lots of companies who do trips here.Dolphin Express do a day trip .You get to snorkel,shop and sun bathe.Breakfast,lunch and open bar are included.It costs about 45$ and it departs daily 9.30am,returns at 3.30pm.From Playa Langosta dock,Blvd,Kukulcan km 5,Hotel Zone.Tel-849-4621
Isla Majeres,an island only 4.5 miles long
Isla Majeres,an island only 4.5 miles long and 0.4 miles wide was a day out i enjoyed.The beaches were beautiful and some deserted.There were plenty of shops selling arts and crafts(Yutatecan hammocks,beachwear).The food here was great.The fresh seafood was nice and i enjoyed sitting at a beach bar drinking the local lager(Corona).:
I loved the laid back island beaches.
Here i am with my husband on a beautiful beach,i want to go back.....
Classification: Shopping , Eating and Drinking , Surfing , Fishing , Scuba Diving , Boating/Water Skiing , Sailing , Cycling/Mountain Biking , Watching Sports , Meeting New People , Photography , Site Seeing
Isla mujeres and in particular...
Isla mujeres and in particular the bar on the north beach entry, where you can have a bear while farniente in the hamacks, enjoying the sunset on the sea... A must see.
We found there a few hours of absolute peace of mind and others back pack travellers from around the world.
i know this seems a bit morbid, but here is a picture of a cemetery in Isla Mujeres. We were in Mexico for 'el Dia de los Muertos' (Day of the Dead, literally translating), so there were flowers everywhere. The cemetery is simple, but very peaceful and nice.
This is my second picture of a cemetery abroad (first one was in Morocco).
A small Island 45 minutes ferry from Cancun-the name means'Island of Women'It is a great place to relax and forget everything, a real flavour of Mexico.
A few hotels and guest houses offer adequate accommodation.
THIS ISLAND IS PRETTY BIG AND LOTS OF STUFF TO DO FOR ANY KIND OF AGE. ALSO YOU GET TO SEE MICE RUINS
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