Cancun is a wonderful destination that serves as a hub of party activity, sunning, funning and launching point for exploring cultures and ancient ruins associated with the Yucatan Peninsula. We are hooked on the area for its wonderful weather, loads of activities and friendly people.
If you are spending any amount of time in Cancun, make sure you spend a day exploring Isla Mujeres. Off the mainland alongside Cancun, Isla Mujeres (Island of Women) is just over four miles long and less than a half mile wide.
Hop a ferry over to spend the day, and you are transported to another era. The pace of the island is much slower as soon as you leave the port area to explore the coasts and points south and north.
A ferry ride across costs about $17 roundtrip. We headed to the Playa Tortuga terminal at the end of the hotel zone in Cancun to catch our ride. Arriving a bit early, we enjoyed a drink on the beach near the pier and jumped in for a quick snorkel.
After an hour or so of sightseeing, we ended up at the south end of the island and found a hotel with a nice little beach and scenic restaurant: Garrafon de Castilla. We paid $5 each to use the facilities for the day and quickly settled into our chairs, made new iguana friends and jumped in for wonderful snorkeling.
A friendly pooch . . .
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