Isla Mujeres Travel Blog› entry 6 of 6 › view all entries
July 31st, 2008 – by: bebesilvers
After waking up at a reasonable hour to catch our continental breakfast at the hotel. Glenda and I spent some time at the pool just relaxing before we all decided to do a tour of Isla Mujeres on our own without any tour group. By some research, I knew that the best way to get over there was by the ferry at Puerto Juarez (for 7usd pp). The ferry was fast only taking 15 to 20 minutes. This day turned out to be one of our best and most enjoyable days of the entire trip. Free time and a small island to explore it was awesome.
We arrived and decided upon docking that we wanted to rent a golf cart to explore the island with.
After eating we decided to go and drive around the whole island in our golfcart. It was the slowest golf cart ever. All the other carts were passing us; mopeds too. But we just cruised around. The first stop we came to was Park Garrafon.
After taking a few pictures here, we decided to keep going further south until we reached Punto del Sur which is known obviously as the Southernmost point on the island and also for a lighthouse and some ruins. We wanted to go to see the ruins but of course they were charging. We did go up into the lighthouse.
We then decided to cruise back on up to Playa Norte to go swimming at this infamously beautiful beach. The beach here was wonderful. The water crystal blue, warm, and with no waves. The beach area had the bed actions and hammocks and some chairs set up for visitors. Stands are along the main strip selling awesome smelling food. After we had swam for a while we had to go drop the golf cart off since it was 5pm. We were planning to eat at a restaurant called Penguinos but after talking to some of the locals decided to eat at a waterfront restaurant called Minninos which was a seafood place. We all ordered lobster and also tried to local fish (whatever that was) stuffed with seafood. It was all pretty good. After eating we caught the ferry back and headed back to Cancun at sunset.
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