All the info on Our Mexico Trip!
We will travel by air, land & sea!
+TAKE 5:30AM SHUTTLE TO AIRPORT
SUNCOUNTRY FLIGHT SY565 AT 7:25AM
+12:20PM ARRIVAL INTO CANCUN
+PRIVATE SHUTTLE TO FERRY (30 MINS)
+FERRY TO ISLA (15 MINS, 300 pesos/about $15 per person round trip)
+PICK UP GOLF CARTS ($250 per cart/couple CASH OR CARD. They keep a drivers license in exchange for the golf cart, no worries on needing it during the trip)
+CHECK INTO ISLA 33 CONDO
+CHECK OUT OF ISLA 33
+CHECK INTO IXCHEL BEACH HOTEL & POSADA DEL MAR
+RETURN GOLF CARTS
(due back at the same time we picked them up. Example, pick them up at 3PM, they need to be returned by 3PM)
+BOARD THE 8:30AM FERRY TO CANCUN
+8:50AM PRIVATE SHUTTLE TO AIRPORT
+SUNCOUNTRY SY572 11:50AM FLIGHT
+2:55 ARRIVAL INTO MSP
tips & tricks to know:
A lot of places do take credit cards, so we use our card when we can to save our cash
We exchange cash into pesos as we go, we don’t do it all at once
There are safe banks to withdraw money from, so bring an ATM card to use if needed
Don’t carry all your cash on you, only grab what is needed for the day/night
Don’t use the hotel safe. Pretty shitty, but they aren’t safe. Instead hide cash in an empty deodorant stick or tampon box or something.
Bring plenty of $1’s & $5’s for tipping throughout our trip (remember to leave the hotel maids a dollar or two a day, we like to leave all our change we built up from the day before)
THE EXCHANGE RATE (AS OF TODAY JAN 4TH) IS 19 PESOS TO 1 USD.
things to do:
DRINK & EAT!
SNORKELING WITH CAREY DIVE SHOP
(not scuba diving as pictured lol)
-Two Hour Trip
-Snorkeling equipment (mask, fins, snorkel, lifejacket)
-Purified bottled water, soft drinks
-Professional dive master as your guide
-Friendly and experienced boat staff
-Two snorkeling stops in the Marine Park
-Underwater museum & possibility to see turtles as well as coral reef & colorful fish
$45 PER PERSON
I don’t remember the cost, it was cheap, to rent these for a day. They’re fast & fun! We’ll chat with the guys who rent these when we get down there. We’ll have to wait until after we return the golf carts, as we’ll each need our driver’s license to give to rent these.
THE JOINT SUNSET BOOZE CRUIZE
($89 per person, three hour cruise on a 45’ catamaran. Unlimited drinks & snacks)
TAKE DOGS ON WALKS!
There is a dog rescue on the island called Isla Animals that loves when vacationers stop by to walk dogs! All the dogs are up for adoption and they LOVE it when people fly them back to the US to get adopted! So if you feel like flying a dog home, let me know! We did a couple of years ago and it was so easy. And free! And we got to skip the customs line when we arrived back into the US!