Isla Mujeres Journals

Paradise on a Budget

A January 2000 trip to Isla Mujeres by coloradowanderer

Poc-Na Photo, Isla Mujeres, Mexico More Photos
Quote: Isla, far more than just a day trip, offers relation, activities and an escape from the crowds across the water. Resorts, hotels or exist on $15 a day.

Poc-Na

Hotel

Poc-Na Photo, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Post Hurricane WilmaThe Poc Na was damaged, but they are now open. Only 4 staff members remained during the hurricane. They are over worked and not sleeping much these days. Cleanliness suffered, but the guests pitched in. Most of the palm trees in the camping area are now chopped into tables and seats. The beach bar is closed and there is a diminshed party scene. Myself and the 40 others still had a great time. The room I always stay in was damaged and closed along with several others. Ended up in a dorm with regular bunk beds, which was noisier than the other style of room. Give them some time and like the rest of the area they will be back and better than ever.Imagine a square, ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 2, 2005

Poc-Na
Calle Matamoras 15
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
98770090

La Susanita

Restaurant

La Susanita Photo, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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This is home cooking at a local cocina economica. There's a small dining room outfitted with patio furniture covered in red plastic, a TV, and a view into the kitchen. The menu changes daily, but it's always full of inexpensive, delicious food. Practice your Spanish and have lunch where the locals do. Ask for the hot green salsa. I choose one of the more expensive combos: camarones fajitas, rice, beans, corn tortillas, and a Pepsi. It came to about $6. Prices range from $3 to $7. Returned in March, honored to meet Susan. Sweet, grandmother type with white curls surrounding her large smiling face. New checkered table clothes and TV with DVD player, same tasty food. House pork chop for me and a chick...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 28, 2005

La Susanita
Juarez between Madero & Morelos
Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Cemetery

Attraction

Cemetery Photo, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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If the white gates are open, take a respectful little tour of the above-ground tombs. Some are in major decay but have glass candle holders and artificial flowers showing signs of visitors.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 2, 2005

Cemetery
Lopez Mateos y Juarez
Isla Mujeres, Mexico