Isla Mujeres Journals

We needed it bad!

An April 2005 trip to Isla Mujeres by no1dee

Quote: We have always stayed in Cancun when traveling to Mexico, but this time we stayed on Isla Mujeres, a little 7-mile island off Cancun. What a pleasure! We will try to exchange our Cancun timeshare for the Villa Vera on Isla Mujeres from here on out!

We needed it bad!

Overview

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Walk the streets downtown to shops, bars, cafes and restuarants . North beach is the best! We walked for a half-mile out into the water. It's a perfect beach for children. Visit the turtle farm, Garrafon National Park, and swim with the dolphins. Nighttime is a great time. This city livens up with live bands, chatty restaurants, and friendly people. Quick Tips: Sit for a 90-minute pitch and get a golf cart for a day free! There are lots of inexpensive eats along the side of the roads. Catch the ferry at Puerto Juarez for only round-trip. Don't catch it at Playa Linda; it costs twice as much!Best Way To Get Around: Take a taxi into downtown for .50, or rent a golf cart or a...Read More
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Best Things Nearby:The cool yachts that dock at the resort. Burger and hot dog stand out side of resort entrance.Best Things About the Resort:Great studio! Marble spacious, patio with wood patio furniture and a hammock with ceiling fan. Quiet resort marina. Never crowded and great food.Resort Experience:If you like action, then this is not the resort for you. If you like a great place with excellent accommodations, friendly people, relaxing, and a staff ready to wait on you hand and foot, then Villa Vera is worth checking out. There are two pools, one for children and the other with a swim-up bar. Grounds are well-kept, the food is excellent, and I can't...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 17, 2005

Villa Vera Puerta Isla Mujeres
Puerto de Abrigo Prolongacion Aeropuerto
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
(998) 8770-330

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Sit on the beach at this family-style fish house. Great food. It's the first open restaurant to your left, facing the street, when you get off the ferry. You must try the fish tacos and wash it down with a mango shake (two people can share). Sit by the beach for a romantic evening.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 17, 2005

Cockteleria Miramar (Miramar Restaurant)
Avenue Medina near the ferry dock
Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Playa Norte

Attraction

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Go to Na Ba Lam or the Avalon to enter the best part of the North Beach area. You may have to rent your chairs or beach beds, but it is worth it. You can walk for at least a half-mile out into the water. It doesn't come any further than your thighs or sometimes your knees. There's very clear water and calm, minimal waves. Perfect for children. You can go to North Beach at the public entrance, but it is crowded. There are restaurants/bars all along North Beach. As you walk the beach, there may be some topless tanning going on.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 17, 2005

Playa Norte
the North Beach
Isla Mujeres, Mexico

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Isla Mujeres is a lovely, small island off of Cancun, Mexico. It boasts lots of resturants, shops, and bars. It maintains its local charm by not allowing too much commercialism to sabotage this wonderful small island. The people are very friendly and helpful. The charm of walking around downtown is feeling perfectly comfortable and safe. Flip-flops and shorts are all you need. Instead of spending a day at Isla, we will spend a day in Cancun and stay in Isla for our vacation. We love this place and will return every year!