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Flight to Isla Mujeres

Flight to Isla Mujeres

Flight: Oh boy, what a rough start we had! There was a problem with online check-in, which resulted in group B boarding (for those who are unfamiliar with Southwest: seating is not assigned during reservation, but you are given a boarding position according to when you check-in for your flight. In other words, the sooner you check in, the better/earlier your boarding position).  Not ideal, but we could live with it. Perhaps it was due to the trip being international, but…

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Airport Transfer in Cancun to Puerto Juarez

Airport Transfer in Cancun to Puerto Juarez

Transportation: We followed the instructions given by Happy Shuttle Cancun and found them in front of the cafe near the terminal exit. Even though we had booked for a private transfer, we ended up sharing a van with another couple who was headed to Puerto Juarez (who had also booked for a private transfer), as we all wanted to get to the port as soon as possible. Happy Shuttle made money off of both the couples that way, but we…

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Ultramar Ferry from Puerto Juarez to Isla Mujeres

Ultramar Ferry from Puerto Juarez to Isla Mujeres

Ultramar Ferry at Puerto Juarez: After the airport transfer shuttle dropped us off at Puerto Juarez, we were told to go into the ticket office on the right hand side (if you’re facing the port/ocean) to buy tickets. The round trip ticket for the Ultramar Ferry from Puerto Juarez in Cancun to Isla Mujeres cost 146 Mexican pesos in December 2016. Since we didn’t have pesos with us yet, we had to buy the tickets in USD. It should have…

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Transportation in Isla Mujeres

Transportation in Isla Mujeres

Transportation in Isla Mujeres: There are four options for getting to your hotel or vacation rental from the ferry terminal: cab, bicycle cab, lodging shuttle (if provided by your lodging), and walking. We used the good old-fashioned method and walked from the ferry terminal to our hotel, which took about 10 minutes. We only had one carry-on and a backpack each and are in fairly decent shape, so the walk was not difficult for us at all. The sidewalks are…

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