Isla Mujeres

Dont just get caught up in the beauty of the beach! This island has a lot to offer for explorers, and you have absolutely
This Shark Week 2015 -- and on the 40th anniversary of Jaws -- let us reflect upon our growing appreciation for (and willingness to protect) these vulnerable species. Let us then dramatically scale our commitment to reverse the decline of these magnificent species on a global scale.
By now, your social feed has undoubtedly been attacked by Shark Week. Thankfully, real life sharks -- bless them -- are not
Maybe we all need a getaway plane to escape our own mediocrity. If you ask me, that's worth the price a plane ticket -- anywhere.
Whether it's a packed cruise ship unloading throngs of boisterous passengers, or a mob of thirty college students tearing through town, an excess of tourists can make a destination go from in-demand to insufferable, just like that. Consider avoiding these played-out locales and shift your attention to nearby spots that are lesser-known, and more worthy of the term "vacation."
Just off the coast of Mexico, within sight of crowded Cancun but a 20 minute ferry ride across the blue Caribbean, lies Isla Mujeres, a tiny coral island that is one of Mexico's true treasures. Isla is no tourist haven.
Will you find the same grandeur or drama of the variety that you'd see in Mexico City and its vicinity? No, but Day of the Dead in the Riveria Maya breathes life into the local culture.
Local officials plan to cash in on a Maya goddess' presence on Isla Mujeres by branding the island as a wonderful spot to get married, enjoy a honeymoon, celebrate anniversaries and otherwise bask in the romantic aura of this part of Mexico.
You'll start your weekend with sun salutations on the beach before diving cenotes, climbing ruins and toasting the sunset with a salty margarita.