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Puerto Juarez – Isla Mujeres Roundtrip Again!


Mom is visiting (YAY!) so it was time for another trip to Isla Mujeres. This is one of the best places to take visitors for the day, and even when they’ve already been (as Mom has) they want to go again!

I’ll spare you the usual pictures (we always stop in all of the same places) and only share a few of my favorites.

As usual, the boat ride over was spectacular. Can I say it again? I never get sick of seeing the water!




As usual we rented a golf cart (the large one with the “trunk” please) and set off on our whirlwind tour of Isla. As always, we had to stop at the spot right after Parque Garrafon to take photos.



After making our way around the entire island, we stopped so Mom could get a piña colada. We stopped in front of a seafood place, Cocteleria Minino and she got a huge delicious fresh drink that was obviously not made from a mix. Then she got another. While we were sitting there this guy pulled up with his doggy who obviously loved riding around on the moped.



Next we headed to eat at some restaurant that I can’t remember the name of. It was directly across the pedestrian street from Rolandi’s downtown. It was very good. Papi loved his burritos, they have a kid’s menu and various vegetarian choices which was great for Mom. My enchiladas de mole were yummy too.

Next, we headed over to Chuuk Kay, where we always make a stop as they have live music on Sundays, a play area for kids and good food and drinks. We hung out there for an hour or so, and then it was time to return the golf cart. During the ride back Bebé climbed over the seat to sit on Grammy’s lap.



Next…time to catch the boat. We like to take the boat from Puerto Juarez instead of from the Hotel Zone because of the huge parking garage. It was a little chilly but there was a talented guy playing guitar and singing and the sunset was breathtaking.


The Money Shot.

Adios Isla Mujeres! We’ll be back soon!


  1. I love Isla Mujeres! We went several times this year. (Usually we just go to lunch at Jax then to Playa Norte, no golf carts for us haha)

    Can’t wait for the weather to warm up just a bit for another beach day on Isla

    • Yeah I think if we went without a visitor we would forgo the cart too, but it sure is fun to get one and drive around the entire island. There is always something new to see.

      I agree it’s a little chilly for a beach day. Gotta try Jax!

  2. Your mom looks fabulous! How fun for you! Have a Merry Christmas!!!

  3. Feliz Navidad to all of you. I love going to Isla for the day (with or w/o a golf cart). And I agree with you .. I love looking at the water, the colors are amazing!

  4. It looks so good, I think I’ll come! I must get back to Isla. See you soon.

  5. What a beautiful place! You need to frame the picture you took of Bebe with the sunset in the background. It is beautiful!

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