As I’ve mentioned before, Linda and I take full advantage of the low tourist season to travel as much as possible. Our latest trip was to Isla Mujeres, a small Caribbean island located near Cancun, Mexico.
For those of you who are geographically challenged, I’ve taken the liberty of including a map showing the location of the island. By the way, it’s an interactive map, so you can zoom out to get some frame of reference.
Where We Stayed
There are several hotels on the island and we’ve stayed at most of them over the years. This time we decided to do something a little bit different and we stayed at a casita (small house) located right on the water.
As soon as we walked through the front door, we were greeted by a breathtaking view of the Caribbean through the large glass sliding door. It definitely had the wow factor.
The views were even better from the second floor where the bedroom was located. It was actually possible to watch both the sunrise and the sunset from the bed. However, in order to see them both, you would have to roll over at some point and face the other direction.
The casita itself was cozy and had several personal touches that made us instantly feel at home. There was even a bucket of beer and a welcome message in the fridge. In my book, that’s better than a Hallmark card any day.
When I first started blogging, I would often write about a trip that we took without including any details about where we stayed exactly. This turned out to be an error on my part because it resulted in our email filling up with follow-up questions from readers. On one occasion, we actually received over 50 emails in less than an hour.
I’ve learned from those early experiences, so here ya go:
We were at Caribbean Casa, which has two vacation rentals at the same location. We stayed in the one called Casita Isladise. For more information, check out their website: http://caribbeancasa.com/
Let’s Wrap This Up
It rained quite a bit while we were in Isla Mujeres but we didn’t let it ruin our vacation. The casita is located within walking distance of most of our favorite bars and restaurants, so we took advantage of the bad weather to visit them all. Many of them more than once.
All in all, we had a great time — but we may have put on a few pounds. We’re not really sure because we’ve been afraid to weigh ourselves.