Paseos por la Riviera Maya

There are always lots of things to do in Puerto Morelos, but sometimes you want a change of scenery. When I had the opportunity to take a tour to Isla Mujeres through We Love Puerto Morelos Tours I jumped at it while my friend Tracy was visiting from the US at the end of January. We had such an amazing day and were so thankful that we went!

Siempre hay mucho que hacer en Puerto Morelos, pero a veces queremos un cambio de escenario. Cuando tuve la oportunidad de hacer el tour a Isla Mujeres a través de We Love Puerto Morelos Tours lo tomé mientras mi amiga Tracy estuvo de visita a finales de enero. ¡Lo pasamos genial y estuvimos tan agradecidas que fuimos!



Our day started at the church in Puerto Morelos where we met up with our transportation to Cancun. We joined a handful of others in the comfortable, air-conditioned van who also were going on our tour. When we arrived at the dock in Cancun, we were met by Alex, a bilingual guide who works on the Diamond Bright II, the catamaran that took us to the island. As soon as we boarded the catamaran we were treated like royalty by the crew. They made sure we were comfortable, safe, and had a great time. They took the idea of an open bar very seriously and constantly made sure our drink cups were full!


Nuestro día empezó frente a la iglesia de Puerto Morelos donde nos reunimos con el transporte a Cancún. Junto con otros que también fueron al tour, nos subimos al transporte cómodo y con aire-acondicionado. Cuando llegamos al muelle de Cancún, un guía bilingüe, Alex, del catamarán Diamond Bright II, nos recibió. Tan pronto como subimos al catamarán nos atendieron como reyes. Aseguraron que estuvimos cómodos, seguros y que lo disfrutamos. Tomaron muy en serio la idea de barra libre y constantemente llenaron nuestras bebidas.

The morning we set out on the catamaran was initially cloudy and the waves were impressive, but it didn’t stop us from having a great time. Alex and another crew member took those who were strong swimmers snorkeling and everyone who went had a great time and reported seeing lots of fish in the gorgeous turquoise waters. The crew was very conscientious and made sure that everyone was safely back on the boat before we set off again for Isla.

La mañana que salimos de tour estaba nublado y las olas eran intensas, pero eso no nos impidió pasarlo bien. Alex y otro miembro de la tripulación llevaron a aquellos buenos nadadores a hacer snorkeling. Todos los que fueron dijeron que les gusto y que vieron muchos peces bajo el mar turquesa hermoso. La tripulación estuvo muy atenta de que todos estuvieran presentes antes de arrancar nuevamente a Isla.



When we arrived at Isla Mujeres we were able to do some shopping as well as spend time at the beach near the dock. The sun was out by then so we enjoyed getting some sun, cooling off in the water and of course taking lots of pictures. We reboarded the boat and moved to another area of the island where we got off again and had lunch at Beach Club Playa Mexico. Their buffet included local Mexican menu items such as mole, pollo, rice, beans, and fruit. Open bar was also included with our lunch. We enjoyed spending more time in the ocean there on the beach where hammocks and loungers are available.



Cuando llegamos a Isla Mujeres, tuvimos la oportunidad de ir de compras y divertirnos en la playa. Para ese momento ya había salido el sol y nos permitió broncearnos,  refrescarnos en el mar y por supuesto tomar muchas fotos. Luego abordamos nuevamente al catamarán y nos llevaron a otro punto donde bajamos para almorzar en el Beach Club Playa Mexico. Su buffet incluye comidas típicas de México tales como frijoles, arroz, fruta, pollo y mole. El almuerzo también incluye barra libre. Otra vez nos deleitamos más tiempo en el mar y en las hamacas y camastros que están disponibles en la playa.

 

We boarded the catamaran for the last time around 3:30pm and set sail back to Cancun. The crew entertained us with music, las Mananitas to celebrate one of the group member’s birthdays, and even a little dance number complete with costumes and wigs. It was the perfect way to visit Isla Mujeres and a stress free day. We arrived back at the dock just before 5pm and our transportation picked us up and returned us to Puerto Morelos. The experience was more than worth the price of the ticket and is something I’ll definitely be repeating again when I have more friends or family visiting. I highly recommend it! Thank you, We Love Puerto Morelos Tours!


A las 3:30pm salimos de Isla para Cancún nuevamente. La tripulación nos mantuvo entretenidos con música, cantaron las Mañanitas para celebrar el cumpleaños de un miembro del grupo y además hicieron un show con un baile, disfraces y pelucas. Fue la manera perfecta para visitar Isla Mujeres sin estrés. Llegamos a Cancún nuevamente alrededor de las 5:00pm y el transporte nos recogió para llevarnos de vuelta a Puerto Morelos. Realmente valió la pena el costo del tour y es algo que seguramente repetiré otra vez cuando tenga amigos o familia de visita. ¡Lo recomiendo mucho! ¡Muchas gracias, We Love Puerto Morelos Tours!

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