Velavento Beach Hotel
Travel Blogs from Isla Mujeres
The last couple of weeks have been surreal. I mean really surreal.
Firstly, to list some of the new experiences since my last blog:
- My first experience of being in a tropical storm and the consequent flooding.
- Swimming with the World's largest fish, the Whale Sharks.
- My first night dive.
Some of the not-so-new experiences:
- Finishing my medication, only ...
... released back into the sea a couple of weeks ago, so adorable! We were then treated to a crazy Mexican man holding all these crazy sea creatures... I can't remember the names of them, but he held this terrifying, spiky looking creature against my cheek without any hesitation. Sure, that's fine... Hilarious, still unsure whether he worked there or not, but it was funny. He just kept putting his hand into the tub and bringing out the most crazy creatures to torture ...
... into a spot at the bar. Ha! I figured I would get early service and time for a second round. Well, there were so many waiters and guests all trying to get drinks at the stroke of 4, it was maybe 15-20 minutes later before I actually got served. Drink fast, they get warm quickly!
... which was amazing, clean and so picturesque with the locals selling fresh coconut juice on the beach.
After a few hours on the beach we went back into town and hired a golf cart for 2 hours which cost $300 pesos and allowed us to see all of the island in a short glimpse.
When the sun sets in town more and more of the food stands start to appear around ...
... challenged him and he had the look of a busted scam artist. SHAME ON YOU!!
We still tipped him very generously hoping it was on oversight however upon returning the next day, the beach chairs we previously used free of charge since we ordered drinks and food, were now costing 150 pesos. We challenged the guy who dismissively told us it was free yesterday because it was cloudy. The day however was very sunny.
THIS IS A SHADY ESTABLISHMENT!!! STAY AWAY!
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking