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    • Xenses- worth it?

      Cancún Jan 4, 2017 at 8:49 PM

      Is Xenses worth going to?

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      Traveling to Cancun from Chicago with 4 month old baby- First trip with baby!

      Cancún Yesterday


      My husband and I will be traveling for the first time with our 4 month old baby. We have been to Cancun before, however, never with a baby! Can you please let me know what things I should be taking with or any tips.. I am nursing the baby, We will be staying at the all inclusive Royalton Riviera Resort.

      1) I am planning on taking a stroller and carseat and baby carrier

      2) Suncreen?? I hear I can't put it on a baby - any tricks besides not taking her out until later afternoon/evening.

      3) Swim suit and flotie???or swim diaper- I was thinking about having her in a flotie with us supervising.

       4) I am assuming we can't really do any excursions or activities?

      5) any tips?


    • Tour questions

      Cancún Jan 4, 2017 at 8:47 PM

      I've done so much research and now I turn to the experts---We want to zip line, ATV, snorkel, cenotes, raft in caves with stalactites and stalagmites. It seems like X-plor has all of this. We love nature. We don't care about tours with food or shows. We also want to swim with dolphins.
      If we do xplor, do we also need to do xcarat? Xelha? What combo tour should we do with xplor?
      We want to snorkel in isla-mujeres. Where can we do that? Where can we rent a golf cart there? What private beach is a must in cancun or isla-mujeres? What is unique to do at night? Thank you in advance!

    • New Year's Eve 2016 Isla Mujeres, Cancún

      by SusanaA Online Now Dec 16, 2016 at 1:29 AM

      Hi, I am looking for New Year's Eve parties/events for 2016 in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Searching through the internet, I have only been able to find announcements for previous New Year's parties, but none for this year. Does anyone know if there's something going on, or can help me as to where to look?

      Thank you all!

      1 Answer Dec 16, 2016 at 11:49 AM
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      Buying a house in Isla Mujeres

      by gmaxcy Online Now Mar 9, 2015 at 6:41 AM

      Has anyone bought a house in Isla Mujeres? Can I get some advise from you?
      I already found a house I just don't know how to go about buying it and who to trust.
      Thanks, Gaby

    • 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!

      4 Answers Jan 30, 2016 at 9:53 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.

      1 Answer Aug 6, 2014 at 6:34 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
    • 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.