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Day 13-14 Cancún and Isla Mujeres

Shopping and beach lovers paradise

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So there is no secret that travelling can be tiring. Hence, sometimes during a long trip you just want a day to sleep in and be lazy. This is what Jenna and I did our first day in Cancún. We slept almost until noon, sorted out accommodation for the end of our trip, and then we went to a big outlet mall to do shopping. Since we are both on a budget and do not have much space in our luggage, we did not go crazy on the shopping, but we got a few things. In the evening we did as the locals and went to the cinema to see "me before you/yo antes de ti". I loved the movie, and both Jenna and I were very happy to have a non-touristy day. No beach, no tours, no exploring. Just chill.

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The day after, however, it was time to play tourist again. We went on a day trip to Isla Mujeres. Firstly, we were shocked by the boat prices. We probably got ripped off. When we got over the shock however, we got more of an opportunity to explore the island. To get around the island you either have to rent a bike, a golf car or take a taxi. So we went for the taxi option. First we went to see the turtle farm. This is a place where sea turtles are bread, and so to be set free when they are old enough. Here you could see the turtles from eggs, to just coming out of the egg, to full grown adults. They were super sweet!

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After that we went to a beach which was called Playa Tiburon. The water was a bit dirty, so we werent that impressed. We decided then to go to Playa Norte, which, according to Lonely Planet is the nicest beach on Isla Mujeres. I didnt see any other beaches, but Playa Norte was definitely beautiful! We found a place in the shade and literately spent the rest of the day in the crystal clear water. People had parked their boats nearby, so there was lots of party music playing and people dancing and generally having a good time. Hence, the beach wasnt as peaceful as the one in Isla Holbox, but it still had a very good vacation vibe.

in the evening Jenna got her nails done, and we were ready for the next days destination - Playa del Carmen.

PS: the pictures of this blog bears the witness of that Jenna takes lots of photos on the trip, so I get really lazy! Will do better.

Posted by Oiesof 20:51 Archived in Mexico

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