The close proximity to Cancún Airport (within 1,5 hours) made Isla Mujeres a perfect last stop for the last days of my holiday in Mexico. The island lies a 20 minutes ferry ride from Cancún. The touristy little town of Isla Mujeres is on the northern part of the island. Playa Centro and Playa North are beautiful white sand beaches but crowded since it is visited by many day trippers from Cancún as well.
With a length of 8km and a wide average of 550m the island is easy to cover on a bicycle (however most tourists opt for a golf kart). So I got myself a bicycle and rode along the western shore to the south point of the island. I made stops at a turtle farm and a beachclub before I reached Punta Sur. The way back to tourist town I enjoyed the rougher east shore and its empty beaches.
I left Cay Caulker (Belize) early in the morning. Because I didn't want to end my holiday in tourist-hub Cancún. my plan was to go to nearby Isla Mujeres. Unfortunately a boat full of package tour tourists caused a few hours delay due to border formalities. I had to spend the night in Playa del Carmen instead of going to Isla Mujeres immediately. Next morning I took the boat to the island.
The last days of my holiday were spend on the beach and in the Caribbean sea. I did another two scuba dives. The underwater-museum and the corals were fun to dive, but they were an anti-climax after diving the Cenotes in Tulum and the diving with nurse sharks in Belize. Two weeks in Mexico were way to short to see the country. The province of Yucatan was a good first encounter. The rest of Mexico is placed on the backpack bucketlist!