Isla Mujeres 2009
October 1 – 8, Day 1
The “DAY” finally arrives. After two attempts to schedule this trip, an uncertain economic climate at work, dropping prices and the old “what the h**, let’s do it anyway” attitude, we are on our way. We booked thru Jet Blue for $220.00 round trip, non-stop for my wife and I and arranged for Best Day to pick us up at the Airport. Lisa at Lost Oasis, who was really great to work with, got us a deal at Plaza Almendros. The off-season rate for a king room was $62.00 a night but Lisa said due to the low tourist season and H1N1 scare, the rate dropped to $50.00 a night and free breakfast at Bamboo each morning. We could not say no to this deal. We land in Cancun about 1:30 in the afternoon and get the green light clearance from Customs and head for the front of the airport to meet up with Best Day. They stated the had a van on the way and we would have to wait about 30 minutes, so a couple of Modelo Negros made the time go quickly. We get to Gran Puerto just as the Ferry is pulling away from the dock, so a couple of Sols will have to do (do you see a pattern here?)
It is so great to see Isla again. Last year we visited Isla with our daughters for a week and have not stopped thinking about this little bit of paradise since.
We get a bike ride for the luggage and off to Plaza Almendros to check in. After dropping off the luggage, it is off to HSBC to get some pesos from the ATM. Last year we started our first day a Picus, so we had to start there this year too.
Shrimp Ceviche, chips, quac, and salsa, what a start. Oh, did I mention the Sol Cerveza.
After a late lunch, we walk over to Mertita Grocery for some bottles of wine, Super Express for water and Cerveza and head back to the hotel. Here are a couple of pictures of our room at Plaza Almendros. We were on the second floor, right over the lobby and our balcony was over the pool.
After finally getting settled, we take a siesta, and head to Sergio’s for the sunset. Doesn’t get better than this. Except maybe having these sunsets every day.
After the sunset, we head back toward Hidalgo, grab a few tacos from Medina Tacos (sorry no pictures) to enjoy in the room and turn in early.