It’s our 7th Wedding Anniversary! I can’t believe it.
For a look back at wedding photos + recaps, check out this post. As a little treat for our special day, I wanted to make sure I had this Isla Mujeres video up today, to show the fun we had there on our trip.
I had so much fun putting together a video all about our stay in Mexico at Playa Mujeres, along with the amazing Light + Fire show we got to see. I had so much footage from our Mexican Getaway I had to split everything up into different clips – like our day trip to Isla Mujeres – which I’ve had a TON of questions about, so I hope to answer them all here.
One of the days of our vacation we got up and made our way to board a Catamaran for an early morning ride to MUSA: The Underwater Museum of Art, which is right off the coast of Isla Mujeres. This contemporary museum is home to 500 sculptures which are down at the bottom of the ocean – they are meant to be a new place for tourists to dive, away from the struggling coral reef in the area that has been destroyed from various hurricanes in the past years. This museum has damaged coral reef placed throughout it with the hopes that a new reef will form eventually. It was very cool to see.
After our snorkeling excursion we made our way over to Isla Mujeres to check out the island. We rented a golf cart to go around it – which is around 4 miles tip to tip. We hit up the South Shore, which is home to a small Maya temple, along with amazing views and then we hit up the North Show beach, which is beautiful.
Here’s a look at our day, check it out and let me know what you think:
And here are a few snaps from the day:
The view from our Catamaran, which was such a great time. Cancun Sailing – I highly recommend!
Cancun in the distance.
On our snorkel adventure.
A first look at Isla Mujeres
In Pre-Columbian times the island was sacred to the Maya goddess of childbirth and medicine, Ixchel. When the Spanish arrived in the 16th century they named it “Isla Mujeres” because of the many images of goddesses – Spanish for “Women Island”
Views from the Southern Tip of the island, home to small Maya temple
And a jump shot, because it’s what I do.
The views here are BEYOND.
The golf cart tour of the island takes about an hour if you don’t stop, we made a few pit stops to take some photos – it was nice to just explore. I think we spent around $30 US to have the golf cart for 2-3 hours on the island.
After our golf cart journey we hit up the North Shore area for lunch. I was recommended to me to check out Jax Bar + Grill. It was perfect – great views, drinks and the tacos were AMAZING.
Views from the North Shore Beach
If you get the chance to visit Isla Mujeres – DO IT! It’s beautiful with lots of great things to see and do. We felt safe the whole time and had a really fun day. I hope you watch the video to see the rest of our trip!
Can’t wait to hear what you think – Thanks for watching!