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Isla Mujeres--Everything Cancun Isn't!!

A May 2004 trip to Isla Mujeres by gandjwhite

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Quote: You flew all the way to Cancun to relax but just couldn't seem to do it--Isla Mujeres is the simple answer to your problem!

Isla Mujeres--Everything Cancun Isn't!!

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While visiting my sister, who was living in Cancun, I began to wonder to myself, "Why do so many people fly here?" It didn't feel relaxing, or tropical, or wonderful, like all the travel brochures seemed to indicate it would. I felt like a "cash cow" American--prey to what seemed like 1000s of vendors on every street. The beaches were overpopulated and highly commercialized. Everywhere else seemed to feel like a Disney version of Mexico. How could I get a genuine view of Yucatan? How could I find relaxation and the spirit of freedom from the U.S. "material world"? Was I doomed to this theme park version? Then, there it was in a little brochure I came upon--ISLA MUJERAS...SPEND THE DAY WITH U...Read More

Garrafon Natural Reef Park

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Attraction | "Garrafon (El)"

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I came to Isla Mujeres to escape the adulterated, man-made, paradise-prototype called Cancun. I love the “feel” of Isla Mujeres, but even this isn’t perfect Eden. It seems that much of the coastline has been bought up by those wise enough to predict the islands future popularity. Today, I was on a mission to experience the NATURAL ISLAND--to soak in the Caribbean Sea all by myself and peer in at the underworld creatures as they scamper around the reef—just me and the natural world, mano y mano! No boat trips! No Snorkeling groups! No marine park tickets! No fees! No rules!I got a scooter and began scouring the edges of the island for someplace to call my own. I figu...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 26, 2006

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

Isla Mujeres

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Attraction | "South Point"

Isla Mujeres Photo, Cancun, Mexico
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Isla Mujeres—an island polarized. One end (the north end) is more like the “string quartet” version of the island. Here you find the quiet beach, the tranquilizing sun, the lulling of the wind. You can bask on this side for hours in a dreamy half-awake, half-asleep state of mind. But, if you decide to wake up a little bit and put on your adventure hat it’s off to the opposite side for a little more refreshing exhilaration.The south end of the island is a bit more like the “drum circle” version of the island. The water surges and pulsates up against the cliff edges. Whirlpools dance and waves crash almost as if marching to the beat of the drum. Although t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 27, 2006

Isla Mujeres
13 Km Ne Of Cancun
Isla Mujeres, Mexico