I’m finally settled back home, and just reminiscing about one of my favorite places, Isla Mujeres.
If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I usually celebrate my birthday on this gorgeous island. The people, food, culture and beach are simply wonderful. I can’t think of any other place, where I would want to be on this special day. It’s such an awesome island, no worries about makeup, high-heels or getting all dressed up!
Our routine is pretty much the same the entire week we are there, we get up early, walk around town, and spend the rest of the day at the beach or by the pool. It’s just a week of blissful laziness, accompanied by beautiful views and great food.
On this visit, we had a great time getting to know the locals and riding around the island, stopping at several of the restaurants in town and touring The Plastic Floating Island. Definitely a must do, if you visit isla. Richart will give you a tour of his floating island, as he explains everything there is to know about his eco-friendly home. Simply brilliant!
There’s also the turtle farm, swimming with the dolphins, snorkling and zip-lining on the island. It just depends what you want to do. This time around, we just relaxed, took in the sights and ate. A lot!
Thank you all very much, for the birthday wishes left on my Instagram account. It’s a true blessing to turn 51; renewed, happy, healthy, peaceful and full of joy.
Hasta pronto, Isla.
Richart Sowa on his way to pick us up.
Mark loved it, asked Richart tons of questions; I took the pictures and made sure not to fall.
Kitchen sink, with clean running water!
Electricity throughout and we can’t forget the WIFI!!
Upstairs in the guest room, sitting in the jacuzzi that fills up with the rain.
Richart singing and Mark trying to play the bongo. (youtube video)
The tour on this eco-island was awesome. So glad we stopped by. Richart, thank you so very much for sharing with us. For more about this wonderful floating island click here.
Minino’s – best caracol ceviché. In Puerto Rico we call it, Carrucho (Conch).
Birthday dinner at Muelle 7
Ismael Orozco, thank you for planning this spectacular dinner. Unforgettable!
Grilled lobster was delicious.
Our Chef, Juan Carlos Hernandez and his assistant Sergio Perez.
Happy 15 Evelyn..Sorry 51!
Gracias Muelle 7
How beautiful is this ocean?
Pier at Playa Norte.
On our first day at Isla, we stopped by the fruit store to buy this pineapple; it toured the entire island with us.
A day at Playa Norte.
Pineapple at Playa Norte.
Pineapple by the pool.
South side – Mayan Ruins.
Zip-lining and snorkeling in this clear blue water.
Found this cool entryway on one of our walks.
Driving the golf cart around the island.
Dinner on calle Hidalgo.
Fruits and vegetables in town.
IXCHEL, goddess of rainbows, water, fertility, abundance, moon, love and medicine.
Exploring around Isla Mujeres.
Fried fish by the beach.
By the end of the week the pineapple was ready to be eaten. Gracias! See you soon Isla.