Isla Mujeres Journals

Kicking back on the Island of Women

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A June 2000 trip to Isla Mujeres by Coach Bear

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Quote: Finding a retreat from the bustle of the Cancun crowd brought my wife and I to this beautiful island retreat. I want to express to you the many pleasures that can be found on this paradise.

Kicking back on the Island of Women

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Overview

Isla Mujeres Photo, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Whether sunning and swimming on Playa Norte, taking a ride in a golf cart around the island, or visiting some of the historical areas, the day-trip visitor or the person who wants a week of relaxation will find themselves enthralled by their visit to Isla Mujeres. After five trips to the island,I still find enjoyment in all that there is to offer. Quick Tips: One should always be careful to have sunscreen to avoid the worst of the sun, but I have found that the sun beats down with more force on this island than on the mainland. Be careful with your time out in the sun. I received some severe blisters in 1998 after failing to follow my own advise. Be aware that the only way off of ...Read More

NAUTIBEACH SUITES AND TOWN RESO

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Hotel | "Nautibeach Condominios"

NAUTIBEACH SUITES AND TOWN RESO Photo, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Nautibeach is a set of privately owned condominiums. The owners are often "out", so they allow their units to be rented to tourists who visit the island. There are about 100 of these units in the complex. This condominium complex has a pool bar, a heated pool (as if that is necessary), and has direct access to Playa Norte (the most beautiful sand and beach in all of the Yucatan Peninsula). I have stayed in these units on three searate visits to the island - twice alone, and once with my wife. The units were always clean, with daily maid service. I was able to interact with others who were also staying at the complex. On one occasion, the air conditioning was not functio...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 12, 2002

NAUTIBEACH SUITES AND TOWN RESO
AVENIDA RUEDA MEDINA SUITE 18
Isla Mujeres, Mexico 77400
00529988870834

Playa Norte

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Attraction

Playa Norte Photo, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Most who visit the white sands of Playa Norte will leave with only one word in their minds: "Paradise". Others have written, the more appropriate name for this beach should be Playa Paraiso. Visiting Playa Norte was the most wonderful experience that I took from my travels to Mexico. The beach is beautiful, the water is clear, one can walk from 50 - 70 meters from the shore into the water without the water rising above their shoulders, and the sun beats down warmly on the worshipper of the golden body. For what more could one ask? I travelled to this beach on four occassions when I was single, and once since I was married. There are three or four small cafes/refreshment stands w...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 12, 2002

Playa Norte
the North Beach
Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Garrafon Natural Reef Park

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Attraction | "El Garrafon"

Garrafon Natural Reef Park Photo, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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I first went to El Garrafon in 1996, driving to the location in one of the golf carts that can be rented in the center of town. I am a high school wrestling coach, so my female travelling partner challenged me by saying that she didn't think that I had the "courage" to wrestle one of the sharks on the island. So, my ego challenged, I decided to show my "machismo". After we stepped from the cart, we crossed a nice sand beach. There were many people on the beach who had travelled over with one of the many day trips from Cancun. Some were busy socializing, but many were renting snorkelling equipment. There were picnic tables and concessions available, in addition to the snorkelling gear....Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 12, 2002

Garrafon Natural Reef Park
Camino Sac Bajo, Lote 26 Fraccionamiento Paraíso Laguna Mar
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
01 998 193 3370

Van Cleef & Arpels

Attraction | "Van Cleef & Arpels"

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Van Cleef & Arpels is one of the most exclusive jewelers that I have ever seen. The quality of the gold, silver, and stones that can be found here is of the highest quality that can be found in the world. Perhaps that is why such a high-class European jeweler would locate a branch on a small island in Mexico.

The location of the shop is directly adjacent to the dock at which the ferry lands. The building is fairly large, compared to a smaller building for most shops on this island.

I look in the shop on every visit, but I go away and dream, as I find it very difficult to afford the prices of the fine artistry pieces that can be found here.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 16, 2002

Van Cleef & Arpels
Av. Morelos & Juarez
Isla Mujeres, Mexico

T-Shirt Club

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I visited this shop on three separate trips to the island. My favorite t-shirts were purchased there. They have a large selection of island t-shirts and other apparel for sun worship.

My wife has a great shirt with a large picture of a turtle and the logos of the island inscribed. She enjoys wearing this shirt at whatever function she can.

The prices here are average in comparison to Be prepared to those at other places, but the quality of the shirts is much better. You will find a very nice bargain.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 16, 2002

T-Shirt Club
Benito Juarez
Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Isla Mujeres Lighthouse/Mayan Temple Ruins

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Attraction | "Mayan Ruins and Lighthouse"

Isla Mujeres Lighthouse/Mayan Temple Ruins Photo, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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I visited this spot on the Isla with my friend on my first visit to the island. To get there, we had to rent one of the golf carts that are available on the island. One could also rent a moped. These ruins are in a state of disrepair, as you can see in the attached picture, and are really not much to see. However, there is a beautiful view across to Cancun from the spot. There is a small path that leads to the ruins, but all that really seems important is to visit the spot. Nothing more can be seen by following the path. I want to take my wife to visit this spot on our next trip, but that is because she has never seen this place. If you want to have the experience, you...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 15, 2002

Isla Mujeres Lighthouse/Mayan Temple Ruins
Southern Tip of the Island
Isla Mujeres, Mexico