Thursday, January 6, 2011
Beach Time in Isla Mujeres, Mexico
OK, this is ridiculous. I haven't been blogging here nearly enough. In fact, I never even mentioned the four days of R&R I took with Rachel and Jackson after a hard two weeks of work at the UN climate conference in Mexico.
Just a 30-minute ferry ride off the coast of Cancun, which I wouldn't recommend to anyone other than people who love going to other countries and staying at resorts without absorbing any local culture, was a beautiful little fun island called Isla Mujeres ("Island of Women").
Although the weather was too cold to ever let us dip into the acclaimed beautiful beaches of the island, and the winds were fierce from time to time, there was plenty to do. We rented a golf cart (which Jackson absolutely loved, except when we had to return it!) and cruised the five-mile length of the island from our nice little hut of a hotel (quite a change from the swanky Hilton in Cancun) on the north end to the picturesque sculpture garden, rocky-cliff trails, and crashing waves at the south end. We stopped at a turtle reserve along the way.
The rest of the time we wandered the streets, where there were lots of great $1 tiny toys that Jackson loves and thankfully-not-Hilton food to enjoy.
Highly recommend Isla Mujeres if you're ever in the neighborhood.
Here are a couple of decent photos pulled from my iPhone.