Isla Mujeres, Q.R., Mexico
Playa Norte Sunsets in This Gem of an IslandWe love this little island... It's only the 12th time we visit and it does not get old. It's laid-back, friendly, authentic, relaxing, and yummie. Just a boat ride from Cancun, but don't come just for the day trip and buffet on the beach. Come to stay for a few days and get to know this little jewel. You won't find the chain bars and restaurants and the night scene from Cancun, and that is one reason we love it. But on Sunday nights on the main town plaza you will get to experience a bit of real Mexico with many families leaving church service to gather around the taco and dessert stands and enjoy their friends, surrounded by beautiful children playing.
Rent a bicycle and go around the island in a little over an hour, but it could be longer if you stop to enjoy beaches and the beautiful sculpture garden in the southern tip of the island. And don't miss a stop at Playa Lancheros to have a meal of fish Tikinxik style and a margarita with your feet in the sand.