Blogs from Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico, North America

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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres August 1st 2013

So we got up, finished packing up and caught a coach to Cancun. We then caught a taxi to the pier and then jumped on a ferry to the Isla Mujeres. The ferry only took 30mins. We arrived at our final destination in Mexico, a small beach island. We checked into our hotel. We had booked a room with a balcony and sea view. It was lovely. We chilled out and relaxed, then went for a walk to explore the small island. Its busier than we would have liked but still lovely. For dinner we found some street carts and decided this is what we would eat till we left. Phill and me have fallen in love with Mexican street food. Its cheap and tasty, and every stall is different. We pigged out for less than ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres July 11th 2013

3 more videos if you choose: Video of our cruise to Isla Mujeres along with entertainment! http://youtu.be/3L7u1m75u9Q Ocean & shoreline view https://vimeo.com/70148357 More of the turtle farm! https://vimeo.com/70131650... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres July 5th 2013

When I first woke up I felt really sick. I started to feel slightly ill before leaving the states and it got worse when I got to Mexico. I really wanted to go to Isla Mujeres but felt so rough. Anyway, I dosed myself up with Paracetamol tablets and decided to go for it. I got a taxi from my hotel to the ferry and was over in Isla Mujeres within 15 minutes. When I first got to the island, I decided to walk around and explore, and felt like I was the only tourist on there, but never felt unsafe. After about an hour or so, I decided to do a boat tour which involved 3 different snorkelling locations, seeing a turtle farm and having lunch. The snorkelling was the best I have been on ... read more
Me getting ready to go snorkelling
Fishes
Turtle Farm

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres January 19th 2013

Day 5 We woke up this morning bright and early with no real plan of what we wanted to do. One thing was for certain though, we had no cash. We headed out to the bank to withdraw some money. This seemingly simple task took us 45 minutes, it wasn’t until the 4th bank of trying that we actually managed to get some cash. At first we slightly concerned by our inability to get money but it later became apparent that there was an issue with some of banks connecting to our UK account. It ended up being fine, there so many banks along Avenue Tulum in downtown Cancun you will always find one that works. We had a great morning lazily walking around the local markets, ignoring the persistent sellers. Heather loves markets the world ... read more
Driving the Golf Buggy
Turtles
Me & Heather chilling out!

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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres September 17th 2012

Schiffwrack 30 Meter, Current- Dive 14 Meter Endlich wieder unter Wasser...3 Jahre ists her...kein bisschen Charme verloren! gefilmt mit Go Pro...... read more
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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres August 17th 2012

halihio itt vagyok egy masik csodaszep helyen. isla mujeres-asszonyok szigete. leeht h mar mondtam h ezt jelenti.. siman ment az idejovetel. taxival a kikotobe aztan szupergyors speedboat ami 20 perc alatt ideropitett. itt gyorsan megtalatam a hostelt ami az oceanparton van, palmafak nonek a kertben meg persze az elmaradhatatlan feher homok.. furodni az eros szel miatt viszont csak odebb leeht! ami kb 50 metert jelent. amugy amellett h gyonyoru, nem olyan vad es vadregenyes mint tulum strandjai. tobb a nygagy a napozokrem szag ... nem baj.. ihy is egy csoda!olyan bob marley-s tegnap miutan megtalatam a hostelt, kipakoltam, meg beszelgettem a szobatarsakkal. aztan fenykepezogep, es korbejartam a sziget kozponti reszet, erintve a strandokat, meg a picike utcakat. aztan strand, sotetedesig ott voltam. este talakoztam nemetekkel a szobaban, veluk beszelgettem elalvasig. ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres April 5th 2012

Hope this blog finds everyone healthy and happy! We've heard the weather at home has been incredible. That's awesome!! Hard to believe. We have had a quiet week just puttering around doing our usual island stuff. The island is just hopping right now due to Semana Sanata (Easter). Groves of Mexicans from the mainland are here to celebrate. The holiday extends from the week before Easter and the week after. The majority of Mexicans are catholic so Easter is an important time for them. The beaches are just packed wtih Mexican families enjoying themselves. They brings pots of ceviche, taco fillings, gauacamole etc. and coolers of drinks and just plop themselves down for a day of fiesta!! Tourists like us are dwindling in numbers as the high season draws to an end. We were talking to ... read more
Mexicans Enjoying Santa Semana
A Good Memory
East Side of the Island

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres March 27th 2012

Hola Los Amigos!! Not much to report this week other than our usual relaxed island life routine. Walking, biking, beaching, swimming, shopping, reading, snorkelling, enjoying margaritas, playing dominoes and cards and practising our spanish with the locals pretty well sums up a typical day on Isla for us! Consequently, this blog will be mostly pictures. On Monday we rented a golf cart and bombed around the island checking out new places and old favourite places. We were very surprised at all the new beautiful casas that have been built on the east and west coasts since we were here two years ago. There must be a lot of Americans and Canadians who live here semi permanently by the looks of these new stunning homes. We made a stop at Garrafon Castilla which is a quaint little ... read more
My Daily Mango Smoothie on the Beach
A Quaint Stone Wall
Another Pose With The Shark

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres March 19th 2012

It is great to be back on Isla!! This is our sixth visit to the island and 4th time back our same hotel - Chac Chi Suites. It's kind of like going to the lake as we are very familiar with the island and have gotten to know many of the locals through the years. It's amazing that most of them remember us from two years ago and we just pick up like we never left!! Even though the island is much the same there have been many improvements and changes since we were here two years ago. Most of the changes are good however we hope that with progress it won't lose the small island feel. The roads and sidewalks have all had a facelift along with new pathways, statues and monuments. There are also ... read more
Old Mexicans
Our Hotel Balcony
Ricardo and Patti at the birthday party




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