Isla Mujeres, Cancún
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.
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.
This is a beautiful little island which can be reached by a short ferry ride. There is alot you can pack into a day trip. You may choose to snorkel, dive or simply sun bathe for the first half of the day and then shop and dine before boarding the ferry back.
Ferries depart from Puerto Juarez every 30 minutes and tickets can be purchased just before you board. One way will cost you Mex$35.00.
More Info: We went by ourselves to Lady Island ,not a package trip.We caught a boat from the hotel zone docks and it cost 15$ 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.
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 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).:
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 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
Nice and cheap day out and about! We took a catamaran to the island. There we snorkelled, had a lunch and toured the island....even held a shark! A must do excursion! The island is beautiful!
Take a daytrip to Isla Mujeres. This place was simply dreamy. We went on Christmas Day -- and shared the day with everyone else on Playa Norte