|The magical mystery tour to
Isla Mujeres begins on a ferry like this one. Want to listen to the girls on the ferry? Good.
Put your mouse over the
text. Whenever you're ready
move the mouse until it becomes a hand and
click. Yes, it's true; sometimes you can see dolphins in pairs on the way over. Will this be your lucky day?|
Isla Mujeres is 5 miles long by 10 blocks wide at it's widest point. It is 4 miles off the coast Quintana Roo coast. See more about it's name below.
There are pristine beaches sorounding all of the island of Isla Mujeres. The major beaches are on the north and west sides of Isla Playa Norte and the beach at Mia Reef respectively.
Calm, turquoise waters and soft white sand make them ideal for taking in the sun, swimming and snorkeling.
The spectacular and rocky eastern shore is dangerous for swimming in my opinion, the currents are strong on this Caribbean side. There are posted warnings, but many pay them no mind, so please be careful if you swim here.
Even on Playa Norte there are areas where the undertow is quite strong. CHILDREN 12 YEARS AND UNDER SHOULD NOT SWIM UNLESS SUPERVISED BY A SOBER ADULT! Playa Norte (North Beach) is considered one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, Playa Norte (once known as Playa Cocos) is the most popular, therefore crowded beach on Isla Mujeres. You can rent water toys, kayaks and snorkeling gear as well as lounge chairs and beach umbrellas or just put your beach towel on the sand and enjoy as I do.
There are several palapa restaurant and bars that will also bring drinks and snacks to your towel or beach chair. Just call a passing waiter.
Playa Paraiso, Playa Lancheros and Playa Indios are more secluded beaches are located on the west side of Isla Mujeres, mid-island near Hacienda Mundaca and Milagro Beach resort. There are open air palapa restaurants, gift shops, rest rooms, chairs and umbrellas. You can also rent kayaks, canoes and even beach toys for the kids. One of the biggest attractions of these beaches are the shark pens where you can take a swim with the sharks (no thanks). Don't forget to tip the trainer if surviving this.
What do past CancunSteve guests say about their stay in their Isla Mujeres hotel booked thru CancunSteve
|Avalon Reef Club|
|Posada del Mar Isla Mujeres||Hotel Na Balam Isla Mujeres|
|Cristalmar Isla Mujeres|
|NaBalam Isla Mujeres|
See the view of the ocean from the disco during this day-time photo. In the night photo see the lights of the island set against the sea from your table.
By 1AM the dance floor is full.
Come before midnight.
|How many people are hanging out in the pool area now at hotel pool? Can you guess to win a discount off our already low rates? The pool is on the other side of the lobby. Shown is the beautiful mural in the lobby. If you bring your mouse near the POOL button it will change colors. Then click for a quick look at the pool. Then try the game by entering your answer below. HIT the POOL button as often as you wish. Remember people are always coming in and leaving the pool area from other areas of the resort. So the actual number of people there constantly change. So if you don't get the right answer the first time just try again. If you win you will be given a magic word. Use this in the comment area of your reservation form for your discount.|
|While you enjoy your Isla Mujeres lodgings nearby golf-cart rentals abound.|
With the little cart drive around and explore the island.
Out at the southern tip is a lighthouse with a Mayan ruin.
And just to the side El Garaffon park for snorkeling. Mind you, one may snorkel for free right near your lodgings in North Beach. See angel fish and stripped French grunt.
Also one may search for Mundaca's old mansion. It's 300 meters from Playa Lancheros on Avenida Rueda Medina and Calle Paseo de los Peces. The entrance cost is modest. About $1.50USD.
Use your arrow keys to move the golf-cart around.
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An ageing pirate flaunting a new Porsche may be the butt of derisive male jokes. But he is far more likely to entice female natives than a younger man with a cheap used car.
Mind you no one had Porsches back then. Neither did they have Isla Mujeres lodgings with CancunSteve.
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