Two Days in Mexico – Isla Mujeres

Thursday, January 24, 2013

If you missed yesterday’s post, I just returned from eight days in Mexico. It was relaxing and yet hectic as traveling usually is. During the second day of my trip my camera was stolen leaving me only a small point and shoot with which to capture some of the adventures I experienced. On Thursday I boarded a catamaran and headed to the island of Isla Mujeres across the bay from Cancun City. Isla Mujeres is much smaller and moves at a slower pace than the city which is only a 45 minute boat ride away. The large sailboat was relatively empty with only around 30 people as heavy rain threatened the day. On the way we stopped to snorkel around some of the coral reefs before exploring the quaint village filled with markets and narrow streets.

A pier off of Cancun City with Isla Mujeres visible in the background on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

A pier off of Cancun City with Isla Mujeres visible in the background on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

 

A couple sits in the front of a catamaran on the way to Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

A couple sits in the front of a catamaran on the way to Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

 

Clouds threaten rain on the way to Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

Clouds threaten rain on the way to Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

 

Pelicans stand guard on wooden posts at Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

Pelicans stand guard on wooden posts at Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

 

The village on Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

The village on Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

 

The village on Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

The village on Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

 

One of many dogs that inhabit Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

One of many dogs that inhabit Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

 

A family rides on a scooter as they navigate the streets of Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

A family rides on a scooter as they navigate the streets of Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

 

Fishing nets lay on Dock Seven at Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

Fishing nets lay on Dock Seven at Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

 

The water around Isla Mujeres is clear from the docks to the bottom on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

The water around Isla Mujeres is clear from the docks to the bottom on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

 

A lighthouse stands on a tiny patch of land in the water near Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

A lighthouse stands on a tiny patch of land in the water near Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

 

A church clears the trees along the coast of Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

A church clears the trees along the coast of Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

 

A catamaran launches from a small pier off of Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

A catamaran launches from a small pier off of Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

 

A dock overlooks the water surrounding Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

A dock overlooks the water surrounding Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

 

Pelicans perch on wood off of Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

Pelicans perch on wood off of Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

 

Old buildings damaged by hurricanes sit along the shore of Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

Old buildings damaged by hurricanes sit along the shore of Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

 

Old buildings damaged by hurricanes sit along the shore of Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

Old buildings damaged by hurricanes sit along the shore of Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

 

Seagulls fight for perches on thatched roofs on the beach of Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

Seagulls fight for perches on thatched roofs on the beach of Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

 

Coconuts hang from a palm tree on Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

Coconuts hang from a palm tree on Isla Mujeres in Mexico on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

 

A man sits on one of the piers on Isla Mujeres as a boat passes on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

A man sits on one of the piers on Isla Mujeres as a boat passes on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

 

The catamaran waits at a pier on Isla Mujeres before returning to Cancun City on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

The catamaran waits at a pier on Isla Mujeres before returning to Cancun City on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

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  1. You really cant see the true beauty of Isla Mujeres in one day trip from Cancun, there are many many things you missed on the island, that bring most of us back year after year, do yourself a favor and go back for a week or 2 you won’t be sorry, i guarantee it.

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