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


North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres October 30th 2019

It‘s 6am. Daria is ready, loaded with both a big and mini rucksack (and of course the bum bag) all matching with her new turquoise Gore-Tex shoes (a last minute purchase). I have my decent sized shoulder bag, I am a light traveler going with hand luggage only ;) because in London I live with too many possessions (Daria says I am a hoarder). I like the experience of travelling light and want to enjoy having only what’s minimal and indispensable; it’s important for understanding how nice and happy life could be when you just have a few essential things with you (like Bicarbonate of soda, very important for Travelling!) Ciao to Tulse Hill, East Croydon and Gatwick and your 9 Degrees! One TUI flight later we arrive at 4pm local time in Cancun, Mexico with ... read more
First beach selfie
View from our airbnb
Where dreams come true

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres February 25th 2018

Today, we are packing and sneaking in some pool time before we head off on the 5:30AM ferry to Cancun for an 8:30 AM flight to Los Angeles, the first leg of our 7 week trip.... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres January 5th 2017

Time to explore a completely new area today - Isla Mujeres AND under the water. We grabbed a cab to drive over to Puerto Juarez to catch a ferry across to the Island. We snacked on sandwiches and granola bars for breakfast while waiting in line. The ferry took about 20 minutes to get to Isla Mujeres and Alex, of course, slept the whole time. We arrived around 7:50 just enough time to walk to the dive shop we were going with. However when we got there it was closed with a sign on the door stating they were out diving and wouldn't be back until 5:30pm. Eeek! My Emil had both 8 and 9 on the information so I was under the impression that 8 was the show up time and 9 the departure. Now ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres March 9th 2016

Imagine your days spent swinging in a hammock or laying on the beach under the bright blue sunny skies. Or jumping into crystal clear waters so calm and walm to cool off before returning to your shaded spot under a palm tree. Maybe practicing yoga in the morning, attempting a little slack lining in the afternoon and dancing the night away in the evening; making new friends and finding new favourite songs.... This is exactly how we spent our time here. Almost 2 full weeks! Isla mujeres is a place where time stops and you almost forget you have other destinations to visit. This is our 5th time (3rd together) on this island and it's still one of our favs. We first enjoyed Isla mujeres as a couple way back in 2008 and visited it every ... read more
Sitting on the dock of the bay
Plastic bottle island.
Be there or be square

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres September 11th 2015

Sam reckons the day we both arrived in Cancun isn't our first day. I'll concede because then it means we had the coolest first day ever (day 0 = not flying through a hurricane in Bermuda- good choice Mr Captain, taking actually forever to get to the hostel, meeting Kylie from NZ and going for tacos - yummy, and Sam arriving when I definitely wasn't asleep because I was staying awake until she arrived...) This little island just off the coast of Cancun is basically heaven. Definitely worth getting stuck inside the bus and having to climb out the boot and maybe, possibly getting a teeny tiny bit sunburnt. The sand is beautiful and white, the sea is turquoise; the sun was shining and there wasn't a cloud in the sky! Having met Linda on the ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres September 3rd 2015

Coming over to Mexico was a bit of a last minute decision. I could have gone back to live and teach in Barcelona but after travelling Spain and Portugal myself in the summer I felt that I wanted to have more of an adventure. So Mexico it was. It didn't really sink in until I was on the flight over that I was going here myself to live on a little island. My family are usually quite chilled and upfor my travelling decisions but this one seemed to shock and worry them all. Mexico seems to have this bad rep of being dangerous and not somewhere to go especially as woman alone. Couldn't disagree more! I landed in Cancun and then had to get a 20 minute ferry across to Isla Mujeres - the island of ... read more
Maestras de ingles!
Some of my little stars
Punto sur

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres May 31st 2015

It was a major priority that as soon as we got to Mexico we hot-footed it to a genuine tropical paradise. Two hours after landing in Cancun we were on the sun deck of ferry traversing a short stretch of the Caribbean to Isla Mujeres, basking in the warmth with a guy playing an electric guitar singing eclectic crowd favourites ranging from Credence Clearwater Revival to Besame Mucho. Author's note: For the sake of thematic coherence we will cover all three of our tropical resort experiences in this blog, although this is at the expense of chronological accuracy. It wasn't quite three tropical paradises as the middle one was actually a bit of a hole. More of that later - let's not get ahead of ourselves! Isla Mujeres is an 8km long, but less than 1km ... read more
On the ferry to Isla Mujeres
Shark Mural
Surf Boards

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres January 15th 2015

Näköjään nukun joka toisen yön hyvin ja joka toisen huonosti, kuten taas nyt. Kävin katsomassa aamun tähtitaivasta klo 4. Luovuin nukkumisyrityksestä klo 8. En löytänyt aamulla käsidesiä, kävin ostamassa uuden ja löysin taas vanhan myöhemmin. Lättyjä aamiaiseksi. Kävin katsomassa vielä rantaa mutta en uinut kun en halunnut kuljettaa märkiä uikkareita mukana. Kävin ostamassa postimerkkejä. Menin nettikahvilaan. Sain siirrettyä kuvat tikulle kamerasta, mutta en saanut julkaistua niitä täällä. Menin tekemään netissä lähtöselvityksen ja sitten huomasin että silloin ei saisi ruumaan tavaraa. Hermoilin päivän miten rinkan kanssa käy. Kevyt lounas. Laivaan klo 14, toisen matkustajan kanssa taksilla bussiasemalle. Lippu klo 15 lähtevään bussiin. Pysähdyttiin ensin terminaalissa 2, sitte 3 ja lopuksi 1, josta oli lentoni. Olin kentällä klo 16. Lipunmyyjä totesi että lippuni on kunnossa. Pit... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres January 14th 2015

Siirryin laivalla laheiselle Isla Mujeresin saarelle. Majapaikka oli ainoan kylan keskustassa. Kavin uimassa meressa. Vesi oli lamminta. Jatin tavarat vahdittavaksi laheiseen ravintolaan. Kavin illalla katsomassa auringonlaskua ja iltataivaan planeettoja. Venus ja Merkurius nakyivat taas. Yollakin piisasi lamminta.... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres July 2nd 2014

Advice from the ocean: Be SHORE of yourself - Come out of your SHELL -Expand your HORIZON - Don't get TIDE down -Take time to COAST -Avoid PIER pressure - Make WAVES and most importantly, SEA the beauty in life... HOLA!! July 2nd & 1 more sleep till we see our girls :) How was your Canada Day? Ours was amazing; was there any doubt? (PS if you're getting my blogs twice, it's because sometimes it shows as "unpublished". Trying to figure out why, so I send it twice to be sure. Sorry for the annoyance.) It's another beautiful day in the neighborhood, sunny, hot, and the humidity is getting revved up. So listen I have a dilemma and wanted to know if you could help me out? I have some big choices to make, here ... read more
Isn't this spectacular? (I think it's called Plumeria)
Pool & ocean this calm
Tasty seafood platter

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