I am traveling to this area from July 29 - Aug 6 with my fiance and his 18 year old daughter and 17 year old boyfriend. They are good kids, and three of us speak Spanish. We have a condo rented in Cancun from Aug. 1-6 and basically I am looking at options of where to stay somewhere for the first 3 nights. I am thinking a more mellow scene for the first part of the trip before we go to Crazy Cancun might be nice.
Since we wanted to do the dolphin thing and have heard the IM dolphin place is one of the best, I was thinking why not just stay on IM for the first three nights...? Is this a good idea? If so is Playa Norte really the best beach and area to stay? Is it a good beach for swimming and snorkeling? If not what is? Should we rent mopeds or golf carts to get around? I know golf carts are available, how much are mopeds, will the 17 and 18 year olds have a problem renting them?
I was thinking expore the island for one day. Do the dolphins, snorkeling, zip lines, etc. at Garrafon for another day, and a trip to the ruins one the last day returning directly to our condo in Cancun? Is this a good plan? I have never been to Cancun or Isla Mujeres before, is this a feasible plan? We would like a good balance of both vibes because from what I understand they are very different. Would the teens be bored out of their mind? Is it a good idea to use IM as a base for 3 days or should we just keep it all in Cancun...?