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Planning for the Isla Mujeres Trip

Planning for the Isla Mujeres Trip

The Plan: My husband and I wanted to go on a short trip before the year ended, and having returned from the cold mountain area of Washington not too long ago, we longed for a tropical destination. Initially, we planned to go to Cancun, but scrapped that idea and settled on Isla Mujeres after doing a lot of research. Isla Mujeres seemed to tick off all the things on our wish list: not too far, no visa requirement for a…

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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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Arrival/Immigration Process in Isla Mujeres

Arrival/Immigration Process in Isla Mujeres

Arrival/Immigration Process: Visa was not required for our short vacation in Isla Mujeres, Mexico (visa not required for stays shorter than 180 days for US citizens, please refer to the US Passports and International Travel website for more info). We flew into Cancun International Airport and went through immigration and customs process there, as there is no airport on the island. We had to fill out 2 forms: one form is per individual, which is the document needed to enter Mexico,…

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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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