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Isla Mujeres - Playa Norte 3
SEPTEMBER 2016: Why not read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: Isla Mujeres is an island just off the ‘tip’ of the Yucatan Peninsula near (the infamous) party town of Cancun. The island was a Mayan sanctuary to goddess Ixchel for about one thousand years. Modern inhabitants arrived about 1850. The island is about 7km in length. The north end sees the most tourist action with the main town area (and the ferry port) whilst the south end of the island is host to mostly private homes and guest houses. Many locals live in the central part of the island. For GRANDPAckers, Isla Mujeres is too expensive. Read […]

Isla Mujeres – Mexico – Information



Cancun - Isla Mujeres - Ferry Port
SEPTEMBER 2016: Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from San Miguel de Allende to Queretaro. I stayed for 7 nights. Accommodation in the Queretaro Historical Centre is a problem … On ANY hotel search engine (including my favourites: AGODA.COM and BOOKING.COM), you will struggle to find a nice Double Room in a Hotel with Ensuite for less than MXP600 / night (60% of our daily GRANDPAcking Budget!). So, as with Ajijic and Guanajuato, I booked a Vacation Rental through TRIPADVISOR: the Departamento Estander. I paid MXP434 / night. As pure accommodation, I thought that the Estander was good value for money. The problem with it, however, […]

Queretaro – Mexico – To Isla Mujeres



AUGUST 2016: Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Guanajuato to San Miguel de Allende. I stayed for 7 nights. Accommodation in San Miguel is a problem … on ANY hotel search engine (including my favourites: AGODA.COM and BOOKING.COM), you will struggle to find a nice Double Room in a Hotel with Ensuite for less than MXP650 / night (65% of our daily GRANDPAcking Budget!). So, as with Ajijic and Guanajuato, I tried to book a Vacation Rental through TRIPADVISOR. There was only 1 in our price range … and, that 1 was booked out … so, an Hostel was my only option … I […]

San Miguel de Allende – Mexico – To Queretaro