we went on a day trip from Cancun and now are planning our 3rd trip in 3 years to Isla.
Take the commercial ferry instaed of the tour boat. It's much cheaper and faster.
You won't want to go back to Cancun
I too recommend Isla, try to make as long of a day as you can, you'll love it! Beach bars, great food on the beach, or for fun go into town - everything is within walking distance. Lots of Happy Hours!
It is really nice to go to the North Beach, eat, drink and rent a golf cart to go around the Island. There are beutiful cliffs against the sea. You can go next to Garraffon park and snorkel cheaply.
If you like seafood, read aboout Los Lancheros for the Tik'n Chic.
I wondered the same thing (when I was staying in Playa del Carmen). We ended up choosing Isla Mujeres because at any one time Cozumel can have thousands of tourists dropped off by any number of cruise ships. Yuck.
Just getting to the ferry was an adventure! Don't pay for a tour!
Once we got off the ferry we rented a golf cart and the rest is history. We'd love to go back and stay there for at least a week. North Beach (Playa Norte) was simply the BEST beach we've ever been too. The waves are placid, the sand is soft and the water is crystal clear, it draws you right out!
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