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      Playa del Carmen Feb 11, 2015 at 10:53 AM

      Moving to playa the end of April and interested in leasing condos/apartments on Airbnb for some supplemental income. Does anyone have any experience you can share?

    • Travel around Tulum

      Tulum Feb 10, 2015 at 8:46 AM

      Are there any affordable golf courses near Tulum?
      When is the New Airport to be Open?

    • Late crossing to Holbox

      Isla Holbox Feb 14, 2015 at 10:17 AM

      Hi there - could anyone let me know if it will be possible to make a late crossing to Holbox.
      Our flight arrives into Cancun at 19:00, so we expect to arrive into Chiquila at about 23:00, I've read on a few forums that you can pay a local fisherman to take you across. Is this safe and how readily available will they be? We are travelling mid November. I know people will say stay the night in Cancun and make the trip the next day, but we are very keen just to get to the island as our time there will be short and we don't want to waste another day travelling.

      any help would be appreciated.


    • Akumal versus Tulum

      Akumal Feb 25, 2015 at 2:45 PM

      My gf and I are travelling to Mexico and it looks like Akumal is an expensive place to stay so we're considering getting accommodation in Tulum instead. Is this a good idea? Is Tulum a nice enough town?


    • Driving/Renting a Car in the Yucatan at Night

      Estado de Quintana Roo Feb 17, 2015 at 9:34 AM

      Is it safe to drive around the Yucatan (Cancun to Valladolid, to Tulum, to Akumal, and back) at night? Our flights get in very late at night (around midnight) and leave very early in the morning (around 7am). We'd love to avoid having to stay in a hotel at the airport, but don't know if that's feasible as I've heard the roads are not very well lit and thus signs would be hard to follow--and we've never driven there before. We would plan on renting a car.

      Speaking of which--does anyone have any good recommendations for the best/cheapest company to rent a car from at the Cancun airport? I've read that prices that American car rental companies quote online are only that cheap b/c they don't include the required insurance that you have to purchase. Any car rental advice would be great. Thanks!


    • Renting a car for a week?

      Isla Cozumel Feb 4, 2015 at 11:15 AM

      Hi, my family and I are planning to travel to Cozumel for a week long trip. We are looking into transportation options for our stay.

      I understand there are plenty of taxis. However, we plan to make a trip around the Island of Cozumel visiting various sites including sites that are on the other side of the island which requires at least an hour commute or more.

      Many of the tours you can book cost over $100US and we think that renting a car could be a better option for us and save us money. Renting a car would allow us to travel on our own time and pay on our own terms rather then spending hideous amounts just to drive somewhere to get a tour.

      We don't plan to use the car to travel to Chichen Itza or Tulum. We will take tours to those to locations off the island.

      What we would like to know if renting a car is a good idea or not. We have heard it is super dangerous to drive in Cozumel because drivers there show no mercy. We are very nervous about getting into an accident.

      We also have questions regarding car insurance coverage in Mexico since all US policies do not cover out of the country vehicles.

      Please, we need a variety of advice and pros/cons of why or why not.

      We have already visited numerous sites as to why and why not but we are still at a stand still as to whether to depend on a taxi for everything we want to do or make it a do-it-yourself trip on the island.

      For other details that might help to answer our plea for advice, there are 4 of us which taxis may or may not charge per person and the costs will add up.

      Please, any advice from the pros and worldwide travelers!

    • Cruise stop in Cozumel

      Isla Cozumel Feb 16, 2015 at 5:42 PM

      Two Families (kids age 15 & 12), coming to Cozumel on MSC Cruise in March. Thinking of doing Thriller Jet Boat Ride. Do you recommend? I believe it is a 15 min cab ride from port. Right? How much would cab ride be? Afterwards thinking of finding a beach. Is Paradise Beach close? Is there another beach you would recommend? Thanks!!!!

    • Local Culture

      Playa del Carmen Feb 16, 2015 at 2:06 PM

      Are there any "non-touristy" things to do to experience the culture of the area? Maybe something like a market; much like a farmers market. Things that the locals do on a regular basis.

    • snorkelling

      by travelling_princess8 Online Now Oct 8, 2014 at 10:23 AM

      I've read that you can snorkel on the western side of the island (in particular, by the Lighthouse and Manchones). I've also read that you can snorkel in El Garrafon Natural Park, but it sounds like you have to pay an operator to take you out to the snorkelling site (i.e. we can't just swim to the reef from the beach, which is what we normally do as we're relatively strong swimmers).

      Is this true?

      Thanks in advance!

      3 Answers Nov 14, 2014 at 5:52 PM
    • bonus to have a car on the island?

      by travelling_princess8 Online Now Oct 8, 2014 at 10:19 AM

      We have a car rented for the entire duration of our trip to Cancun (4 nights and 5 days). We would like to go to Isla Mujeres, but it sounds like it might be better just to leave the car at the port in Punta Juarez and take the pedestrian ferry over. Once there, it sounds like we can just rent scooters or golf carts to get around.

      VTers' thoughts on having a car in IM? Do you think it's more of a hindrance than a bonus?

      And how long do you think one could spend on the island? I totally get that it depends on what you want to do, but assume that we want to check out the beaches (Playa Norte and the other one), and explore the island ruins and shops.


      4 Answers Nov 14, 2014 at 5:57 PM
    • Dolphin discovery

      by TGStover Online Now Oct 5, 2014 at 7:08 PM

      I have a reservation to swim with the dolphins, my husband would rather eat rocks, he would however like to watch and possibly take photos. Do I need to buy the Tour Discovery Island ticket for him?

      1 Answer Oct 6, 2014 at 4:43 PM
    • Bus Service on Isla Mujeres?

      by Sconeen Online Now Aug 8, 2014 at 12:57 PM

      Is there currently bus service on the island? Thanks!

      2 Answers Nov 24, 2014 at 1:07 AM
    • La Bruja Eatery

      by seatguru Online Now Aug 5, 2014 at 5:21 PM

      Anyone know what day La Bruja is closed? Eatery in La Gloria---great food.

      3 Answers Aug 6, 2014 at 7:47 AM
    • Safe Drinks

      by denisesanford Online Now Jul 9, 2014 at 8:40 AM

      Considering the warning not to drink the water, is it safe to order frozen margaritas since it's made with ice?

      11 Answers Jul 10, 2014 at 1:51 AM
    • translation plrese

      by TGStover Online Now Jun 29, 2014 at 10:07 AM

      What exactly is a "garrafon"?

      4 Answers Jun 29, 2014 at 1:31 PM

      by denisesanford Online Now Jun 27, 2014 at 9:16 AM

      First time to Mexico. Spending 2 weeks on Isla Mujeres and trying to figure out how much cash I would need to bring if we planned to eat out every night. Then I need to know if I can pay with US dollars? If I need pesos to pay cab from airport and to pay the ferry is there an exchange place in Airport?

      3 Answers Jun 27, 2014 at 7:25 PM
    • paying with US dollars

      by denisesanford Online Now Jun 27, 2014 at 9:06 AM

      Can I pay with US dollars at the ferry to Isla Mujeres?

      3 Answers Jun 27, 2014 at 11:44 AM
    • Day trip to Isla Mujeres

      by Maris10 Online Now May 18, 2014 at 3:21 PM

      Hello fellow travelers. My husband, 24 y/o daughter & I are planning to spend a day on the island. We are deciding between exploring the island on our own or taking one of the tours (snorkeling, lunch,etc). Can anyone share any experiences on this? We understand that the island is small. Perhaps renting a golf cart and exploring the island on our own be fun too.


      2 Answers May 19, 2014 at 9:38 AM
    • Playa Norte

      by RDGuy Online Now Dec 19, 2013 at 6:40 AM

      We are frequent visitors to the Q Roo but have never been to Isla, so this year we are staying for 3 nights before heading down the 307.
      When it comes to Playa Norte where is the best place for beach loungers as far as price, food and service?
      Also any good snorkel spots that are not super busy/commercial/touristy ?
      I like simple and chill.
      Thanks in advance

      2 Answers Dec 20, 2013 at 5:52 AM
    • cheap rentals

      by anniepie Online Now Dec 17, 2013 at 7:38 AM

      My son (11 yrs) and I usually stay on the west coast, easily finding clean, affordable, central rentals, often with a little pool (no a/c nec) for as little as $25/night. We rent from Mexicans who do not use internet ads. Can anyone point us in the direction of some such places on IM? Thanks.

      3 Answers Jul 17, 2014 at 6:27 PM
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      Place to stay

      by MarionS8 Online Now Dec 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM

      I am a single female on a budget and need a place to stay on Isla.
      Feb 26 - March 12, 2014.
      Any tips?

      6 Answers Dec 17, 2013 at 6:50 AM
    • I am trying to find out where I bought these cool rings and clothes

      by wdill Online Now Dec 4, 2013 at 7:54 AM

      I bought two rings at a store owned by an Argentinian woman. She also designed the clothing.Any ideas as to what it might be called. She had a small boutique near the city center

      1 Answer Dec 4, 2013 at 12:53 PM
    • visiting isla mujeres in october

      by mehrH Online Now Sep 2, 2013 at 4:51 AM

      what will the island be like mid october? planning to go in october but dont want a totally deserted experience. i believe it is low season but does that mean there wont be any one to talk to and mingle with. please tell. Thank you.

      7 Answers Sep 5, 2013 at 11:07 PM
    • The Beach at the Palace

      by Trishalla2011 Online Now Jul 20, 2013 at 3:25 PM

      I see darkened areas in the water around this hotel beach.My question is :Is that reef, or sea grass?

      1 Answer Jul 20, 2013 at 7:41 PM
    • I.M. nitelife

      by khhn33 Online Now Jan 31, 2013 at 12:30 PM

      Fishing Isla M.for 4 days in Feb. Coming from Costa Rica. How's nightlife on I.M.? Any chicas or just tourists? Heavy rain or just showers like C.R.? Duty free @ Cancun airport?

    • handicap ocean access?

      by teryl8 Online Now Aug 13, 2012 at 9:01 AM

      Hi from oHIo! Are there piers on the gulf (Calm-side) where there are horizonial steps to enter the water; rather than vertical steps? Handicap (legs) make it impossible to enter from the sand. Love the ocean to swim in,,,,Especially Isla Mujeres.
      Thanks, Teryl.

      1 Answer Aug 13, 2012 at 11:22 AM
    • Coming from Cancun for the day

      by popswayne Online Now Mar 25, 2012 at 12:50 PM

      We will be coming from Cancun for the day, renting a golf cart and doing the Island. How long should we plan to be there in order to get the cart back and catch the ferry?

      1 Answer Mar 25, 2012 at 3:05 PM
    • Are there any grocery stores in isle de mujeres

      by everguard Online Now Apr 2, 2011 at 10:02 AM

      Are there any food stores in isle de mujeres. We like to cook when on holidays.

      2 Answers Apr 4, 2011 at 7:55 AM
    • Ferry going to Isla Mujeres

      by vonesty Online Now Oct 12, 2010 at 10:35 PM

      Can you take the car ferry for2.00 US or equivalent without taking a car. I do not do well in rough waters on a smaller boat and am leery of the ultramar and would feel better in the bigger boat even though it is slower. The rates I have been seeing for the passengers on the car ferry are around2.00. Can I take this even if I am not bringing a car over. Also, does anyone know the weekly rate of the golf car rentals once over.
      Has anyone stayed at the Palace and used their points for a room upgrade and know how many points they charge you for the upgrade.
      Full of questions--will be happy to even get one answer.

      1 Answer Oct 13, 2010 at 12:43 AM
    • Jewellery store in Isla Mujeres

      by Aotw Online Now Jun 2, 2010 at 8:55 AM

      Hi, does anyone know the name of the jewellery shop in IM that is gold on one side of the street and silver on the other? Thanks for the information.

      1 Answer Jun 3, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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      isla mujeres romantic holiday on a budget

      by walshaun Online Now Feb 18, 2009 at 1:22 AM

      Hi there.

      There is so much info to sift through on here so I thought I would start my own thread and see if anyone has any good advice :)

      I would like to surprise my boyfriend for his 50th and bring him to Isla. He will be recovering from a knee operation so minimal walking is best.
      I think we would like to be near the beach/town… but you tell me? The island looks so pretty maybe its ok to be away from it a bit and taxi
      now and then. if we arent close to town, then maybe we need access to a pool.

      A private bungalow/appt would be great too. AC is a must I think. Budget is also a must so I am looking for a great deal in a nice, clean, funky
      inexpensive place. Too much to ask?

      I am thinking of a week to 10 days in March..

      Thank you for reading this.
      Any advice appreciated!!

      ps- it is soooooo cold in British Columbia!! Sheesh!

      3 Answers Feb 18, 2009 at 4:28 PM
    • DLeds

      by DLeds Online Now Dec 17, 2008 at 11:23 AM

      Can I go to the Avalon reff club on just a day pass?

    • Accommodations in Isla Mujeres

      by teddypriscilla Online Now Jul 10, 2008 at 7:28 AM

      Hi there,

      We will be coming to visit Isla Mujeres late November 2008 and are wondering if anyone can give us information on two places that we are considering staying at.
      1st place is: Casa Ixchel, it's a smaller place about 1 mile from the ferry. It looks and sounds great according to their website.
      2nd place is: Casa Maya. They have budget rooms which makes the price very attactive.
      If anyone has stayed at any of these two places, we would love to hear what your experience good/or bad.
      Also, does anyone have a recomendation for a great place to stay preferably close to North Beach.
      Thanks for your help.

      1 Answer Aug 19, 2008 at 12:11 PM
    • DeBeers jewelry

      by dcranford Online Now May 30, 2008 at 6:41 PM

      Is there a De Beers jewelry store in Isla Mujeres?

    • Bus to Gran Puerto

      by TROJANEXP Online Now Feb 4, 2008 at 5:48 PM

      What bus do I take to get to Gran Puerto to catch the Ferry to Isla Mujueres how much does it cost and how long to get there from hotel near the Hilton

    • New Year in Isla Mujeres or somewhere nearby Cancun?

      by Shulcas Online Now Dec 4, 2007 at 2:34 PM

      we with my wife (both around age 30)are coming to Cancun on the 29 of December. As we would like to spend the New Year Eve out of the Cancun, could you recomend any other nice place/town, island? We are thinking about Isla Mujeres or Tulum. I am just wondering wonn't it be too quite for example in Isla Mujeres? But from the other hand we also do not want to stay in the chaos Cancun.
      All suggestions and recommendations are welcome.
      Vaidas (from Lithuania)

      1 Answer Dec 17, 2008 at 11:28 AM
    • Isla Mujeres water taxi

      by DerfRellim Online Now Dec 2, 2007 at 5:38 PM

      Is it possible to get from Isla Mujeres to Gran Puerto earlier than the earliest scheduled ferry? Are there "for hire" water taxis? What would the cost be?

      Thanks for your help.

    • Avalon Reef transfers

      by katesuzger Online Now Oct 18, 2007 at 11:18 AM

      My wife and I will be staying with you from Oct 28th to Nov 3. I want to know what are the best and most cost effective ways to transfer from the Cancun airport to the ferry, and from the ferry to your club.

      Thomas Cargill

      3 Answers Nov 30, 2007 at 10:33 PM