As promised here goes our trip report.
I will say it was a long and exhausting journey to get here.
We had to transfer flights- so our day started at 2 a.m.
All had gone relatively well- until we touched down in Cancun.
It was a very very crowded- 2 hour wait at immigration. 6 out of the 42 lanes were open.
2 loooonnngggg warm feet killing hours.
We finally get through- and we go to get our one checked bag- you should have seen the luggage all lined out waiting. We found our bag easily.
We booked USA transfers and that went well- and I'm going to rush right on into arriving on Isla.
Here's where the day gets better. We arrive at Ixchel- and during check in I acquire again about an upgrade to an ocean view. We had walked from the ferry- and were all hot and sweaty and I thought "what the heck, why not ask." The lovely lady says yes- but we only have 610 available. I about jumped out of my skin- and could not tell her yes fast enough.
They were going to put us in 303.
Let me say 610 is amazing- fabulous beyond fabulous views- the extra wrap around balcony is to die for. This is an owned unit- and is nicely, warmly decorated.
Mauricio (sp?) lead us to our room- and I must say he is a true asset to Ixchel.
We settled in- headed down into to town to get some pesos out of the ATM and grab dinner. Our ATM didn't work- had to work out some kinks with the bank. While we prefer to use pesos we did have some dollars and ended up eating dinner at Poc-Chuc.
DH got fish tacos- I tasted and they were delicious! My daughter got the shrimp tacos- plenty of shrimp and the flavor was again delish! And I got the pork- again very good. Yummy dinner.
We must say it is much busier here now than when we came in January. We thought it was the other way around. Its good to see the island so busy. I will also say that while we walked around town tonight we saw many more police on the corners than we have ever seen before, and that's fine with us.
So- here I am 20 hours later after we started this journey- and I am now going to go pass out till tomorrow.