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Spanish for "ISLAND OF WOMEN" , the
picturesque fishing village of Isla Mujeres is a tropical paradise just a short, 15-minute ferry ride from Cancun.
The origin of the island's name is uncertain. A popular theory is that it was once a site of pilgrammage for Mayan women who came to make offerings to Ixchel, the goddess of fertility. Another theory is that this island was a place for 17th century pirates, to safely stow their women before heading out to the high seas.
More likely, the name comes from the ceramic statues of women left as a tribute to Ixchel, that the Spaniards found when they first arrived on the island in 1517.
Whatever the reason, Hans and I found the island a thoroughly charming and relaxing atmosphere. Playa Norte, the northern part of the island was filled with fishermen's boats and their nets spread out to dry in the sun. Since it was a Sunday, local families were out enjoying the day on Isla Mujeres.
So come along with us, and we will show you this little piece of paradise.
The photo is of Lori on the Carrousel, located on the northeast beach of the island, where there is a small run-down carnival area.
Here is Hansi fulfilling his childhood dream of riding on a mighty painted horse on a carrousel.
In this photo, the "Bellamar" rests on the golden sand of the beach on Isla Mujeres.
- Pros:Absolutely loved it here
- Cons:Would like to see the southern part next time
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