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Isla Mujeres Revisited

13 May

This weekend we went to Isla Mujeres yet again. We stopped by Jax restaurant for lunch, then headed off to Playa Norte for the afternoon. We didn’t take as many pictures because we already have so many from our last visit.

We LOVE Jax Bar and Grill… great food, an immense menu, the best drinks and amazing views of the beach. I was so excited because they had a bleu cheese burger!!! I hadn’t had one in years, and it was amazing.

Yours Truly with a root beer float cocktail

The view from our table

Playa Norte

Happiest. Man. Alive.

I’m dying to go back already! Stupid desk job…

Our Beaches Kick Butt

12 Apr

I’m so proud!

TripAdvisor’s Choice 2011: The Top 25 Beaches in the World

My state of Quintana Roo is representing! We have FOUR of the top 25 best beaches in the world (and that’s considering that they forgot Puerto Morelos!) Guess who made TripAdvisor’s list:

#5: Tulum I know I have a picture of Tulum’s beach around here somewhere… might have to look around on the iPod later tonight.

#15: Isla Mujeres Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! I’m just surprised it’s not higher up!


#17: Playa del Carmen The views, the ambiance and the sand are incredible.


#20: Cancun Hurray!!!I live 20 minutes away from the 20th best beach in the world! Not too shabby, eh? I’m still going to have to disagree with this choice because Cancun has too many waves for my taste… but maybe I’m just being picky.


Guess who’s going to be at the beach this weekend? 😉

Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres

8 Feb

Jorge went to Merida this weekend for his mom’s surgery, which went very well! He came back Sunday evening, and since I had Monday off for a Mexican holiday, we decided to go to Isla Mujeres to celebrate our 4 year dating anniversary. (Can we still celebrate that even if we’re married? Well, we did.)

One of my favorite things about going to Isla Mujeres is the ferry ride. Here are some shots…

That's Cancun's hotel zone skyline on the horizon

Isla Mujeres on the horizon

 

We arrived at the Isla Mujeres port and headed straight for my favorite spot in the entire world… Playa Norte (North Beach).

 

My view

 

My favorite part of Playa Norte is the water. There are no waves (I hate waves), and the water is only chest-deep for as far as the eye can see. The sand is powdery, and there are no plants or rocks underfoot. It’s like swimming in a pool, but it’s the ocean!

After a few hours we saw some storm clouds rolling in, and we decided to head back to the ferry.

On the ferry ride back home, we could also see some intense storm clouds headed for Cancun on the horizon. It made for some cool shots.

We were lucky to get back home before the rain started! Today I’m back at the office (no fun) and it’s still raining!