Traveling to Isla Mujeres requires a plane, a taxi, and a ferry ride. My flight was delayed by 45 min, and then in the Cancun airport the computers at immigration were down. So we had to wait, and wait, and wait. I offered to take a look at their computers, or have them do the check-in old school, I had a pen I was willing to share. After almost an hour they did just that, not the me helping with computers, but they began doing check-in old school. Right before I got to my agent the computers were up and running.
I found my luggage and went outside to meet my prebooked cab. Miracle beyond miracle, they were still there, about 2 hours after I was supposed to land. I was so thankful they were still there.
It's a pleasant half hour drive to the ferry, and once at the dock I had a moment to take in the beautiful water, while eating a burrito, may it be the first of many. I highly recommend the bar that is part of the dock, delicious food, friendly service. The ferry is small, not what I am used to for ferries, nothing like the Cape Island ferries. So be prepared for a bumpy ride. I stayed inside as I had not put on sunscreen. The weather is glorious, sunny and high 80's. A sweet breeze keeps the humidity way down.
I bumped into other attendees of the wedding when asking directions to my hotel, the man said we had to take a cab, but I knew it was close, only a few blocks, so I insisted on walking. I'm glad I did as it only took us about 15 minutes, and asking two more times where to go.
I am staying on Hidalgo Street, there are tons of vendors and restaurants, and my little hotel is tucked in. Los Arcos is clean, quiet, has a fridge, microwave and wi-fi. Really I don't need more than the fridge and wi-fi. I was so happy to arrive, that after a little relaxing I was refreshed (and hungry) and went exploring. When I was having a drink, I bumped into Chris, who was heading in the direction of my hotel. I was the last of the wedding party to arrive, most have been here for days, but I'm here!
|Los Arcos on the busy street.|
|My first guac and chips, may it be the first of many!|
|The view from Christy's hotel. Mine is of a back alley, so I won't show that. Christy's is beautiful.|
|The water and sunset here is spectacular.|
|I had to put on my suit and go swimming at night. It was so beautiful and warm, I'm so glad I did.|
|Fish tacos. I love the food here!|
|The street I am staying on. My hotel is the orange building.|
|Stray dogs and cats are everywhere, People put collars on them, but they still are strays. |
They are very friendly and are used to tourists feeding them.