I’ve been meaning to do a quick post about our recent trip to Isla Mujeres for over a week now but I got busy making videos for our new YouTube channel.
I only work on this stuff for a few hours in the morning until Linda wakes up and then we’re usually off somewhere. It’s the low tourist season here which means that we’re probably headed to a beach, resort or a theme park (e.g. Xel-Ha).
Anyway, I decided to take a break from creating animations and get caught up on some blog posts. This one was on the top of my list.
Off to the Island
We go to Isla Mujeres once or twice a year and we normally stay about a week. We spend the time visiting our favorite restaurants, bars and beach clubs. So, basically what we do on the mainland too.
We’re not experts on the island by any means, but I thought I would share some information about where we like to go on the island along with some pics Linda took.
Where We Stayed
The last few times that we visited the island, we stayed at a small house located on the water called Caribbean Casa. The main picture for this post was taken on the balcony there. You’ll find a few more pics below. I’m sure you can see why we like it so much.
Here’s a link to their website: https://caribbeancasa.com/
Our Favorite Beach Club
We visited a few different beach clubs on the island but our favorite was definitely Zama Beach Club. We visited it a few times while we were there.
There was no cover charge, just consumption. And speaking of consumption, the shrimp tacos were the best that either of us have ever had. We highly recommend those.
Here’s a link to their website: https://www.zamaislamujeres.com/
Linda’s Favorite Snorkeling Spot
Linda’s the snorkeler in the family. She could spend hours just swimming around looking at fish, while I on the other hand, prefer the views above the water line.
Linda’s favorite off-the-beach snorkeling spot on the island is Garrafón de Castilla. The water there is such a vibrant blue color that people often accuse us of “enhancing” the photos we post from there.
I couldn’t find an official website or page for this tiny place, but here’s an “unofficial” Facebook page for it: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garrafon-de-Castilla/272799669792353
Our Favorite Breakfast Restaurant
We ate at several good restaurants during our stay but we began each day by having breakfast at the exact same place — Mango Café.
Here’s a link to their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mangocafeisla/
Our Favorite Bar
On any given day, we stopped by several watering holes on the island but our favorite was Skull’s Landing. Great food, drinks and clientele.
We ended every day by stopping by and swapping stories with the awesome folks who gather there on a regular basis.
I didn’t get many good pics of the bar, but you can find some on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SkullsLanding/
Let’s Wrap This Up
Well that’s about it for our Isla Mujeres trip. We had an amazing time and met a lot of wonderful people. I’m sure we’ll be back there within six months or so. Until then, we plan to keep traveling and enjoying everything Mexico has to offer.
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