Mexico: The Details

If you’ve been following along thus far, you know we had a great time exploring the Yucatan Peninsula a few weeks ago.  True to form, I couldn’t just have fun…I had to get home and analyze the entire trip.  But let’s be honest, this is part of the fun for me anyway. (more…)

Mexico: Isla Mujeres

Our last real stop in Mexico was the lovely island of women, Isla Mujeres.  There’s a few theories on the name, but I’ll leave that to your research.

Isla Mujeres is a 4 mile stretch of land just a few miles off the coast of the Yucatan.

The island is much more laid-back than Cancun, and it’s a common day trip for folks staying in the hotel zone.

Getting There

The day before we planned to go, I asked the concierge at the Westin for some information on getting to the island.  She kindly handed me the UltraMar flyer, and pointed out all the stops throughout the hotel zone.  $19 US round trip.


Mexico: Cancun

It was time to move onto the next phase of our trip:  from hiking through ruins and swimming in ancient cenotes, to relaxing on the beaches of Cancun.  Normally, I’m a very busy traveler.

Can’t stop, won’t stop, right?

However, we planned the last few nights at the Westin in Cancun’s hotel zone to take advantage of the resort scene, even if it’s not my usual cup of tea.  Plus, I had all those SPG points to burn anyway.  I have to say, my son and girlfriend liked being pampered for a bit, even though I was completely out of my league.  And the Westin isn’t even top-notch, compared to some of the spots around here…