When I left Mexico City for Cancun, the weather in the city was quite cool. I didn’t expect my second day in Cancun would be cooler! I woke up to the sound of rain and I didn’t have anything planned so I slept a bit more. It was almost noon when I convinced myself not to waste my time in Cancun being in bed! So I decided to go to Isla Mujeres, despite the rain and the strong wind. But how to get there?
Search results from the internet led me to El Embarcardero, the port closest to Condominio Torre Barcelona. Still, I had to pay 130MXN for the taxi. I was running late and I didn’t want to waste more time looking for the right bus. At the El Embarcadero, I had to take one of the Ultramar ferries. A small but fast boat, just like the Philippines’ OceanJet ferries. The round-trip ticket cost 17USD, I think I paid 217MXN.
While waiting for the ferry, a very nice old guy approached me and convinced me to take a golf cart group tour for 126MXN. I’m glad I took it. Will tell you about this in my next post. And while I was at it, I also approached one of the tour providers. I finally admitted that I cannot go to Xel-ha or Tulum all by myself. It would be too boring and I might spend most of my time being lost. So, I booked a tour to Tulum and Xel-ha.
20 minutes waiting time was enough for me to book tours and of course, take some photos.
Couldn’t help but envy the people who can afford to stay by the beach. 😐 How awesome it would have been if I stayed in this hotel…
I wanted to stay in the open area but it was way too cold and I didn’t bring a jacket. The 20-minute ride was a bit rough, that I suffered a bit of motion sickness. But staying in Isla Mujeres for a couple of hours made it all worth it.
Cancun trip, March 26 – 30, 2013