In Cancun, we informed ourselves about the transfer to Isla Mujeres – the Island of Women. It was very easy, because a bus we took near our hotel just stopped directly next to the port. There we bought tickets (9 USD) for the ship, which took us to the Island in about 30 minutes. Once arrived, we had to go with a taxi to our hotel. Every taxi to the center cost 50 Peso (3 USD).
Hotel and Food
When we booked the hotel, we decided to stay in a particular good one, because we wanted to treat ourselves to something. My friend and I paid 231 USD together for three nights. However, if you book much earlier (6 month or more) you will save a lot of money. Now to Casa Cural: The hotel didn’t look that special from the outside, but the inside appearance was very artistically. Our room was very lovely and I especially enjoyed my twin bed. In it, I slept like a baby. We had a big balcony where you could see the most beautiful sunrise. Furthermore, our breakfast there was included, which was very delicious. On the Mexico trip, it was my favorite hotel. On the Island weren’t many supermarkets, but we had luck, we had on 5 minutes form our accommodation. We mostly bought our meals there, like in Cancun. Moreover, as we walked through the Island we discovered a cute restaurant, which was delicious. The name of it was “Gallery – Food & Art”.
Tips, Trips and Temperature
Some tourists there lent a golf cart to discover the small island but we decided to walk to our destinations even if it took us a long time to get there. First, we visited the turtle farm, which was not so far from our hotel. The entry cost three USD and if you wanted to feed some of the turtles, you could also buy some food. The farm isn’t that big, there was just one room with fishes in aquariums and different turtles in tanks. It wasn’t really worth the visit, I wouldn’t go there again. We also wanted to do a boat trip and visit the underwater museum, but the weather wasn’t so good and the trip was too expensive, 47 USD just for 3 hours. In addition, we read that the museum wasn’t that spectacular. Unfortunately, we didn’t had much luck with the weather for the whole stay on Isla Mujeres. Usually it’s the perfect Island to dive and snorkel. However, we couldn’t go to the water, because of the strong wind and it was raining often. That’s why I recommend to go there after February. Finally, on our last day, we had a little bit of sunshine. That’s why we could walk to Ixchel, which was located 5 km away from our hotel. There is a viewpoint with Mayan ruins and pieces of various materials. The entry cost three USD but I recommend paying in peso because it was cheaper. The view is amazing it was very worth it.
Isla Mujeres was one of the most beautiful stops we made on our journey. I really enjoyed the stay there, even the weather wasn’t that good. If you have the opportunity to visit this Island, do it!