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solo in Isla Mujueres

Hey there:

So I've got a week booked for flight in and out of Cancun early Sept. No hotel plans yet -- was looking at Priv on Isla. Will I go crazy being solo on Isla for a whole week? I plan on renting a mtn bike to get around, and I understand there's daily yoga classes at Elements. Anyone have any input?

Thank you.

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1. Re: solo in Isla Mujueres

I don't think so - I know several folks on the www.islamujeres.info forum that travel to Isla solo. But I wouldn't stay in a big place - I would pick a smaller accommodation/hotel where you really get the chance to know people. Isla is a small island and filled with very friendly people - most welcome you into conversation or activity. Hop on to the Isla chatter page at the above website for some good feedback from other solo travelers. I think it would be great fun! :)

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2. Re: solo in Isla Mujueres

I agree with Coalminer that you'd have a better chance of meeting and interacting with people at a smaller place than PA. Yes, there are yoga classes at Elements, it's also a very popular breakfast place, and they rent really nice rooms. Have you considered staying there?

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3. Re: solo in Isla Mujueres

You are absolutely not crazy for going solo to Isla!! We have quite a few friends that do. I also think Priviledge is not the best option for a single travelers, there are so many other options that are more suitable. As the last poster said, check out the rooms at Elements. Very nicely located, fantastic hosts, and the lodgings are secure and safe.

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4. Re: solo in Isla Mujueres

I'd go solo in a heartbeat. Walk Hidalgo St. in the evening, plenty of places to meet folks from everywhere. Happy Hours at Jax or the beach clubs on Northbeach. Shop & restaurant vendors are all friendly, as are the waiters up and down Nbeach. Try a different beachclub each day, but don't forget about the south end also, Zama's, Hotel Garrafon, etc. Good bar at Soggy Peso.

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5. Re: solo in Isla Mujueres

Isla is a wonderful place for a solo traveller. I did it a couple of time before I was married and they are very fond memories. I have not stayed at PA, but North Beach locations are great for the beach and walking around town in well lighted and populated areas.

You won't need a bike to get around town, as it's very pedestrian oriented. If you decide to tour the island with one, be careful of the giant speed bumps called "topes". Have a great trip.

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6. Re: solo in Isla Mujueres

CBSF, a friend and I will be there 9/4 - 9/8. If your dates are the same and you would like to have some folks to look up while there, send me a PM. I will send you back our names and where we are staying. Maybe we can all meet for a cocktail!


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7. Re: solo in Isla Mujueres

Go and have fun!

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