Trip Start Mar 11, 2011
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As our ferry approached after sunset all we saw were street lights, restaurant lights and... headlights? Mario exclaimed in disgust: "What's with all the damn cars?!!" Chillaxer-than-thou-Isla-Holbox has ruined us for other small islands, I suspect.
Mixed reviews from fellow travellers made us reluctant to visit Isla Mujeres, but we decided to check it out nonetheless. Cancun Lite is what we expected and Cancun Lite is what we found.
Everyone of those travellers had stayed at and recommended Poc Na hostel. They warned that it's a party hostel and that we shouldn't expect to get much sleep
This year's birthday celebrations were relatively tame, mostly due to our 2-week alcohol abstinence whilst in Isla Holbox. But it was social as we got to spend it with a friend whom we first met in Merida. It was interesting catching up with Sheri after her adventures in Peru. She kindly treated us to a Thai pre-birthday meal and cooked us a lovely lunch of huevos rancheros.
In an attempt to give the island fair chance, we hired a golf cart, despite the wind chill factor. It took the whole of 30 minutes to circumnavigate the island, plus an extra 15 minutes to venture down the little peninsula.
That's where we found the Turtle Farm. Initially unimpressed, we'd been there and done that within 15 minutes. The turtles were cute enough. The shark was a log in the water until an adult turtle chased after it
A couple of noteworthy gems on the island was the delicious English Sunday roast cooked by the Australian chef who's been living at Poc Na for seven years and being led astray by Sheri into the great little gelato parlour that serves After Eight and Ferrer Rocher!
Go figure that on our morning of departure the sun was shining brightly and the wind had disappeared. Onto our final Mexican town!