Wednesday, August 27, 2008 5:00 AM
Weekend Getaway - Isla Mujeres Part 2
I'm not, by nature, an early riser but I do enjoy the quiet of downtown Isla Mujeres in the mornings. Watching the shopkeepers open their stores, the smell of freshly brewed coffee and banana bread pouring out into the streets. I try to make a point of letting Rob sleep in and taking some time to myself to wander about and capture images of the island waking up.
Our favorite morning spot, Manana, was closed so we settled in for breakfast at Bistro Francais.
Next, a golf cart ride to Punta Sur, the easternmost point of Mexico. Here, over 150 iguanas happily share their place in the sun with local vendors hawking the usual wares. My purchase of a small handpainted bowl also buys me a banana, a favorite treat of the resident lizards.
After a quick detour to look at a hotel property we are considering for development, we brought the kids to the turtle hatchery. They (we) were all delighted to see and feed all the baby turtles.
Hot and hungry, we spent the rest of our afternoon cooling off in the water at Playa Norte until it was time to return our carts, collect our belongings from the hotel and catch the ferry back to the mainland. Sleepy from the sun, we made our way back to Playa, looking forward to our next opportunity to show off more of this beautiful corner of Mexico we are so happy to call home.