Have a Sunday Fun-day at Isla Mujeres
So, you are already spending the holidays in Playa del Carmen, your trip is almost coming to an end , you kind want to get away from everything and have a relaxing day, The Riviera Maya holds a treasure called Isla Mujeres and it’s just a ferry away from Cancun!
Isla is gaining international attention for its outstanding aquatic conditions. Clear, warm water, abundant marine life, reefs and caves, snorkeling sites are abundant. Most of Isla’s residents live from diving and fishing. They make very hospitable hosts for both day-trippers and overnight guests.
My last visit to Isla was this past Sunday, I usually try to have Sunday-Fun days! I mean I live in Playa del Carmen and my only day off is Sunday and with all the amazing things I can do in the Riviera Maya I usually do something different each Sunday, so this past one was a short trip to Isla Mujeres!
I told my friends about having a Sunday fun-day and they loved the idea!
Isla Mujeres, the Island of Women, where time passes slowly and what we only see in our dreams or postcards becomes a reality. Me and my friends went swimming with the whalesharks for only $90 USD and I can surely say it was the most amazing experience I had ever lived.
Here are my top 4 tips for a Sunday Fun-day in Isla
Places to Eat
There are many wonderful restaurants on Isla Mujeres and if you are a seafood lover you will sure find the best here, the fish is as fresh as it gets! You’ll find everything from traditional Mexican and Yucatan cuisine to Mediterranean, Italian, Asian, French and of course American. There is something for everyone on Isla.
Things to Do
Isla Mujeres offers many activities to fill your days. Scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing, swim with the dolphins or what we did and of course the beautiful white sand beaches to enjoy.
Most people living and working on Isla speak a few words of English, many are fluent but it is greatly appreciated when visitors try to speak a little bit of Spanish, at the very least; hello (hola), good-bye (adiós), please (por favor) and thank you (gracias).
What to Bring
- Clothing and Personal Items
- A pocket-size English/Spanish dictionary
- A small first aid kit
- Camera and Film
- Walking Shoes
- Suntan Lotion with a high SPF
- Traveler’s Checks & ATM cards
- Swim Suits
- Casual Clothes Clothes for Nightlife and Fine Dining
- Copies of your favorite Mexico Travel Guide pages! Sunglasses & Hat
- Necessary medications
Travel Documents: Passport & Driver’s License, Tickets, Vouchers, etc.
Basic summer clothes.Isla is super casual, t-shirts and shorts are fine anywhere, but you might want to bring something dressier for evening.
Sunblock with a high SPF lotion, a travel size mosquito repellent (especially in summer), your personal items such as shampoo, shaving gear, deodorant, tooth brush and paste, etc. If you forget anything the stores on Isla stock all of these items but the selection is small.