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Old 03-02-2021, 09:17 PM   #1
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Is it worth the day trip?

If so, whatís the best way to explore? Any canít miss spots?


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Old 03-02-2021, 09:20 PM   #2
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There was some highlights to it yes. We found a secluded beachside bar tucked away in some trees. Had a pool and cabanas by the water and hung there for a few hours. Ate lunch at another little beach side spot. I’d say it was worth the day trip for us.
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Old 03-02-2021, 09:33 PM   #3
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Depends on where you are leaving from....If you are in Cancun itís a fun little day trip. Rent a golf cart and see the whole island pretty easily.


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Old 03-02-2021, 09:38 PM   #4
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Definitely rent a golf cart. Cool little island. Playa Del Norte is beautiful.
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Old 03-02-2021, 09:39 PM   #5
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Depends, we spent a few hours at Garafon, then went and got a gold cart to cruise around the island ate lunch and shopped around, it’s a fun day trip
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Old 03-02-2021, 09:48 PM   #6
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There isn’t all that much to do and you won’t need more than a couple hours. Also check to see if the beaches are open. In July all the beaches on the island were closed due to Covid.
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Old 03-02-2021, 09:53 PM   #7
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Ridiculous sailfishing just a mile off the beach through June. Peaks now through April. Easy to bait and switch 10 sails and not hard to get 15 if you can pitch baits well.
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Old 03-03-2021, 06:09 AM   #8
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Spent a week there a few years back, great place to visit. Lots of good food around, Jacks was great for fish and chips or a burger. Definitely rent a golf cart to drive around.
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Old 03-03-2021, 06:24 AM   #9
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I have spent a couple of weeks on the island. Big difference between with tourists and without tourists. Stay a few days and get up early and stay up late. The island has 2 faces..............................
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Old 03-03-2021, 07:19 AM   #10
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Ice Bar for a different bar experience, Marley’s bar/ restaurant fun little place.
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Old 03-03-2021, 07:56 AM   #11
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I have spent a couple of weeks on the island. Big difference between with tourists and without tourists. Stay a few days and get up early and stay up late. The island has 2 faces..............................
This wife and I , went so I could recover from some major surgery
And rented a golf cart , saw the island, relaxed, even fished some
The fishing was incredible, sailfish, white marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi
Quite dinners , zero spring break hassle,
Spent 7 days recouping and relaxing
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Old 03-03-2021, 07:59 AM   #12
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Pilar- what time of year did you go. Thinking about going For a little while and wondering when would be best for fishing.
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Old 03-03-2021, 08:33 AM   #13
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Pilar- what time of year did you go. Thinking about going For a little while and wondering when would be best for fishing.
We went in may , I was released from the hospital on Easter Sunday, when I was cleared to travel we hopped on a plane and
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https://www.marlinmag.com/isla-mujer...lfish-numbers/
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Old 03-03-2021, 08:39 AM   #14
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we drove around and found a guy with a boat, hired him for cheap and caught a few fish. golf cart is a must.
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Old 03-03-2021, 08:39 AM   #15
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Forget the day trip just stay on Isla, Wife and I stayed at the Mia Reef for a week. Not crowded, great food, and staff was amazing. Renting a golf cart and cruising the island is a must.
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Old 03-03-2021, 08:52 AM   #16
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We went in July and swam with the Whale Sharks, great experience.
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Old 03-03-2021, 09:47 AM   #17
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Get a golf cart and get to exploring. Well worth a day trip in my opinion. Some really cool little bars to stop in at and have a beer or margarita. The north side is beautiful as mentioned here already.
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Old 03-03-2021, 10:59 AM   #18
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I recommend staying on the island, that is what we do. My carry on when flying there is a yeti flip, you get there and fill it up with cheap beer and spend the weekend cruising around on your rented golf cart and refilling the yeti. The place we stay is Casa De La Suenos.
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Old 03-03-2021, 11:31 AM   #19
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Isla is WAY better than Cancun.

It's worth more than just a day trip IMO
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Old 03-03-2021, 01:50 PM   #20
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If you rent a golf cart be careful! The taxi drivers will run you down and won't stop lol
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Old 03-03-2021, 01:53 PM   #21
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I know a fishing guide in cancun / isla if you wanna fish.
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Old 03-03-2021, 01:55 PM   #22
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Cafe mogagua had good brunch on isla aswell.
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Old 03-03-2021, 02:36 PM   #23
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We fished with Keen M and had one of the best blue water days I've had. Multiple sails, a white marlin, and tuna. Had it prepared at the cabana right by the boats. Best meal of the trip. We were there in April.
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Old 03-03-2021, 02:52 PM   #24
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I've been thinking about a trip here for some R&R as well as taking my 14 year old fishing.

Are there direct flights to the island?
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Old 03-03-2021, 03:05 PM   #25
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I've been thinking about a trip here for some R&R as well as taking my 14 year old fishing.

Are there direct flights to the island?
Cancun Mx is the airport, then you hop on a ferry, I recommend the local ferry, not the tourist ferry
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Old 03-03-2021, 03:08 PM   #26
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Isla is WAY better than Cancun.

It's worth more than just a day trip IMO
This. There are a lot of awesome places on the Rivierra and the Peninsula in general. Get out of Cancun.
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Old 03-03-2021, 03:11 PM   #27
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Couple of summers ago we went whale shark snorkeling a few miles offshore. One of the coolest things I have ever done and I have done some things.
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Old 03-03-2021, 08:21 PM   #28
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Went last summer and really enjoyed it. Stayed at Priviledge and had a ball. 5 star all inclusive. Took the boys sail fishing and ripped them. They say in April its not uncommon to catch 50+ sails a day. Great trip
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Old 03-03-2021, 09:11 PM   #29
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My brother goes twice a year. They love it! Me... I don’t do Mexico...
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Old 03-03-2021, 09:37 PM   #30
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Funny story....

20 years ago. My best friend and I were given a 7 day vacation to Cancun after HS graduation. One of the day trips we took was to the island. Of "women" 18 year olds are dumb.... well we saw the statues of women. Went to the turtle farm. Saw a dolphin perform. Drank. ALOT. Almost died on a golf cart. Drank some more. The next youngest people on the tour were 40s plus. I am sure now I would appreciate it more. We really believed we were going to and island full of women....
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Old 03-03-2021, 09:53 PM   #31
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Never been there. But last time in Cancun had a couple that was with us take a day trip there. They had a blast. They got away from the strip and said prices from food to beer went way down and much more relaxed. I will give it a shot on my next trip. Anyway, that is what they said and not personal experience.
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Old 03-04-2021, 08:47 AM   #32
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I am headed to Cancun for a wedding so can't stay on the island but would like to visit for a day.
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Old 03-04-2021, 08:49 AM   #33
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Saw plenty of pretty TaTas at playa del Norte so if you go out on the beach areas with kids be ready to possibly see some


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Old 03-04-2021, 08:58 AM   #34
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We went in may , I was released from the hospital on Easter Sunday, when I was cleared to travel we hopped on a plane and
Had a blast,
https://www.marlinmag.com/isla-mujer...lfish-numbers/
Man that article will pump you up for a trip. I had no idea.
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Old 03-04-2021, 09:17 AM   #35
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My brother goes twice a year. They love it! Me... I don’t do Mexico...
Lol, you sound like me and your brother is like mine.

Good luck op, I would definitely try and get some blue water fishing in.
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Old 03-04-2021, 09:23 AM   #36
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Also look up
Shut Up and Fish Cancun
He is a Charter there and fishes the area down there


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Old 03-04-2021, 09:41 AM   #37
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Look up Don Chingon charters they have a face book page. Capt Travis is a native Texan living in Mexico doing offshore and inshore fishing. He can also set up other excursions in Cancun and isla Mujeres.
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Old 03-04-2021, 10:32 AM   #38
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Look up Don Chingon charters they have a face book page. Capt Travis is a native Texan living in Mexico doing offshore and inshore fishing. He can also set up other excursions in Cancun and isla Mujeres.

I heard he is top notch as well
Canít go wrong with a Texan


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Old 03-05-2021, 12:06 AM   #39
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We are thinking about going in about a month. Has anyone stayed at Playa Norte Islas Mujeres
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