While we were in Tulum, the weather was ok, but really not the best. This meant clouds, and churned up waters. BUT, as soon as we took our ferry from Cancun over to Isla Mujeres everything cleared up and the water looked bright turquoise. I've never seen water like that! It was quite the contrast after seeing gray for days.
Isla Mujeres is a small island, so you travel around either by golf cart or moped. We did a little of both! We made a lot of new cat friends, and saw a ton of iguanas around... though I wouldn't pet one of those if I were you. (Sometimes they bite!)
While we were on the island, we stayed in a house called Casa de la Luna y Sol. I always love staying at houses over hotels for the privacy, neighborhood feel, and a good excuse to shop at the local grocery store. Another house on the island is shaped like a seashell and is listed on Airbnb. Next time!
The island is painted so vibrantly that even the graveyards aren't missing out on the fun. They feel oddly welcoming.
One morning we decided to go out on a snorkeling trip. While I've been snorkeling before, I've barely ever seen any fish... so this was special. We saw all kinds of colorful fish, barracudas, turtles, starfish, and even an eel! We did a tour with Casa del Buceo - I would definitely recommend them if you're planning a trip!
Because the island is so small, one of the best things to do is take a drive around the entire island. You'll see beautiful views, colorful buildings, murals, and maybe even a bull if you're lucky. ;) You'll also see various beaches that you can pull over to stop at, but the biggest beach on the island is called Playa Norte. You'll want to check it out, especially for sunset.
It was a beautiful place to visit, and a great time spent with family!