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“A Mixed Bag”
Review of Punta Piedra

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Punta Piedra
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Canada
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Reviewed 9 March 2006

Any review of PP needs to detail the bad with the good; to do otherwise is misleading and unfair to people spending their money to take a trip to Isla.
Punta Piedra itself is a nice house with great service and great value. Bottom line is that you are getting good accomodation for the price. The suites are clean and spacious with handy amenities (fridge, sink, TV, utensils etc.), and they open up onto a small but very nice pool with hammocks and a (close) view of the ocean. It is pleasant for sure.
The problem with PP is its location. You aren't in the town close to the good beaches and amenities, yet you aren't in a quiet, calm, "enclosed" or serine part of the island. You can walk to town, but it is a good 20 minute walk in the heat that you probably won't be into several times a day. In addition, you are right in the middle of a built up part of the island with almost no vegetation and a lot of concrete. At the moment either side of PP is a building site, and I imagine it will be some years before the "strip" where PP is found becomes a finished area that is generally pleasant to stay in. There is a lot of trash on the road and in the area, and a major neighbourhood is located very close to the building. The ocean in front of PP is very pretty, but probably too rough to swim in, something else to consider. There is a bit of sand in front, and that was nice, but the excellent views down the coastline expose an extremely barren, tree-free environment in this particular part of the island- something to consider if you are hoping for shady palms and foliage.
A tour around Isla will give you a very different impression of the island. The southern quarter or so is less developed, greener, and looks far more pleasant to stay in. The west coast in particular has accomodation in shady, green areas that front nice beaches with calm water. We checked out Mar y Sol, another Mornings in Mexico property, and it looked to be everything we wanted from PP- basic but tucked away amongst the trees in a pretty and serene setting. If I was going again I would either stay in this area or in the town itself, which is a fantastic place to walk around or eat in. The hotels lining North Beach on the northern tip look nice but the beachfront environs, aside from the perfect beach and water, are not very appealing, again with a lot of concrete and generally unattractive beachfront development. Obviously the hurricane did a number of the island, but the quiet south and west coast are best bets that should guarantee you get the best of Isla in terms of that vacation environment most are looking for. Cheers.

  • Stayed: February 2006
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 16 February 2006

We loved Isla Mujeres on the whole and knew we would not have a beach at Punta Piedra, being on the eastern side of the island. But we had hoped to at least be able to go swimming near home, but the water was way too rough and dangerous. The closest beach was a 30 minute walk away or a 20 peso taxi ride (plus tip, which they seemed to expect). The room was clean and Amy was great with advice. We felt that if they built high fences to block out major construction on both sides we would have enjoyed staying here much more. It would create a serene, relaxing environment. But because of the loud banging and unsightly construction sites littering the entire island (except for the town) we would not return for at least 3 years.

  • Stayed: January 2006
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Reviewed 7 November 2005

My family had a wonderful stay at Casa Punta Piedra up until we were evacuated from the island due to Hurricane Wilma. It is (was) a fantastic place to stay. The night before we left the roof of the balcony blew off piece by piece. I am sure the damage was extensive as the house sits on Carb. side of the island very close to the water. I am sure Amy and Luis will rebuild/ repair as soon as possible.
Any of the Punta Piedra accomodations are a great deal - the best on the island. Very clean, ocean views and a pool. A few things to consider: it is a 15 - 20 min walk to town or a taxi ride. The beach is very rocky and you cannot easily walk on it. The water is very rough on this side of the island and swimming is not recommended. If you have a small child all of the accomodations have a pool right outside without any gate/fence to stop a child from going in. Casa Punta Piedra has a construction site right next to it. They start work at 7 A.M. The crew is not very loud, but workers are there all day so it does limit some privacy.
If we ever make it back to Isla we will definitly stay at Punta Piedra.

  • Stayed: October 2005
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Reviewed 24 October 2005

More bang for your buck! Where else can you wake up in the morning to have the cool, crisp spray of the Carribean entering your suite? For those who don't need to be pampered, yet have clean sheets, clean towels, a pool and an awesome view, Punta Piedra is the place for you! Next time we're trying the house! Thanks Luis and Amy! You're awesome....

Stayed: May 2005
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Reviewed 30 September 2005

Amy & Luis were wonderful,even the dogs are friendly.So Cozy with all the comforts of home..Very relaxed vacation to remember with a view every morning you just Didn't want to leave.Can't wait to return to Punta Piedra for a vacation like paradise.The Sisters fell in love!

  • Stayed: September 2005
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Saginaw, Texas
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Reviewed 30 March 2005

Our visit to Isla Mujeres and Punta Piedra was the most wonderful, relaxing ever!! Punta Piedra and it's owners, Amy & Luis, are the greatest. Rooms are clean, comfortable and have everything you need. The price is very affordable and the view and soothing sounds of the Carribean outside make it well worth the price. I simply can't imagine going to Isla and staying anywhere else!!! Thanks for a wonderful vacation!

  • Stayed: March 2005
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Reviewed 15 March 2005

Stayed at Punta Piedra from March 5-12, 2005, in the small ground floor studio apartment. Very, very clean. Bottled water provided. Wonderful ocean sound and sight. Beach rocky. Just enough hot water for a quickie shower and hair wash. Cleaning lady outside at 6:30 AM wandering around hosing off patio and pool area, watering plants right outside our windows and door (for privacy reasons we didn't like this at all). Enjoyed our walks to town and warm weather. Constant traffic noise - we closed the kitchen window and bathroom door at night for quiet. Bed was very comfortable.

  • Stayed: March 2005
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Additional Information about Punta Piedra

Address: Prolongacion Aeropuerto, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Isla Mujeres
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 40 Speciality Lodging in Isla Mujeres
Price Range: £37 - £49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Punta Piedra Hotel Isla Mujeres

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