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Blackburn, England, United Kingdom
February 28, 2010
From journal A Holiday In Cancun
Rapid City, South Dakota
January 27, 2006
From journal Isla Mujeres--Everything Cancun Isn't!!
Raleigh, North Carolina
December 27, 2006
Once there, it was $14 round-trip for the ferry boat ride to the island. It was about a 40-minute boat ride, and then we were there! Beware of all the hagglers when you get off the ferry. We strided right past them and walked onto the other side of the shopping area, about three streets down.
We planned on renting a golf cart to tour the island. You could rent scooters, bikes, etc. to help you get around. Our concierge highly recommended renting the golf cart because of the hot sun and the fact that it offers shade. We soon realized that this was a necessity, as there is no shade on the island and it was hot. We rented the golf cart all day for $40 and off we went!
We did a huge loop around the island and then explored the inner portion afterwards. If you go to Cancun, you have to go here. It was the most beautiful adventure for us, especially since we weren't stuck with a group and forced to do things we didn't want to do. We made note when the ferries left the port and just decided to set our own schedule based on that. I would highly recommend doing it this way. We found a beach, parked the cart, and went for a dip. You want to definitely wear your swimsuits so you can do this. We were swimming out where these huge yachts were anchored in. It was amazing. Then we explored the cliffs and went up in the lighthouse. There were so many things to see and explore, I can't even begin. I can't recommend this enough!
From journal Fiesta Americana Cancun
July 23, 2005
Then, back to the boat, you have free drinks and a cruise to another side of the island, where you can wander around the little town and shop for many nice souvenirs, many at better prices than similar stuff in Cancun. Be ready to haggle for prices; they enjoy it. Then it’s back to the boat for several free drinks on your way back to Cancun.
As fun and scenic and exciting as the whole trip was, the best part of all was the crew on our boat, especially our snorkel teacher, Hector, and Frankie, one of the funniest people I've ever met. Do this trip if you go to Cancun! It was the highlight of our whole week.
From journal A Week in Cancun - One Time Only!
March 21, 2005
For fun, we like cruising around this little island, seeing some of the villas and homes scattered throughout and the nice views of the beach and ocean. We make our usual stop to the Garafon and go snorkeling there. There you will find a nice facility, as well as nice views of the sea. They have chairs, hammocks, and equipment for rent, although now we prefer to bring our own snorkeling gear. You can also swim in the pool that overlooks the water.
There are other things to do on this island, like seeing the turtle farm, swimming with the dolphins, and other things. It is simpler, yet we did notice more hotels popping up here and there. It is less commercialized than Cancun and definitely worth seeing!
From journal Cancun Fun, Sun, and Yes, It Is The Caribbean!
May 9, 2005
From journal Cancun in December
Paterson , New Jersey
July 7, 2004
From journal Caribe Real Resort & Spa( formally Contiental Villas Plaza) and Info On Tours and Clubs
del rio, Texas
May 10, 2004
We really enjoyed the snorkeling. They take you in a boat off around the island and drop you off. You then follow the current around the island; all the while the boat is following you, so you can always get on board if you get tired. The current carries you along, so you really don't get tired.
From journal Hola and Adios Cancun
May 26, 2003
From journal Wonderful Week in Cancun
Traverse City, Michigan
August 31, 2005
From journal Cancun, Mexico