Getting Here

CARM Tours & Transfers
Private transportation direct from the Cancun International Airport (CUN) to the Gran Puerto Juarez Ultramar ferry dock for Isla Mujeres. Round trip ferry tickets (Adult & Child*) are available to purchase as an Add-on with your transfer! If you pre-purchase ferry tickets, your driver will hand them to you when you arrive. The Gran Puerto Juarez Ultramar ferry departs every half an hour between 5:00 AM - 8:30 PM, then 9:30 PM, 10:30 PM & 11:30 PM.

Best Day Transfers
Offering public or private transportation to/from the Cancun International Airport to the Gran Puerto Juarez Ultramar ferry dock for Isla Mujeres.

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Money

The exchange rate is about 12 Pesos to the dollar, but many places will take US dollars. You're better off withdrawing pesos from an ATM. There are many machines at the Cancun airport, and several on Isla Mujeres. There's an ATM conveniently located across from the ferry terminal at HSBC Bank. If you use dollars, the exchange rate will be about 10 pesos / $1 (not to your advantage).

When shopping, you're expected to bargain with the vendors. Folks are very friendly and many speak English well. There are many shops to choose from on Calle Hidalgo -- the main shopping and dining street running through the center of town. It's reasonable pay between 75%-50% of the asking price. The phrases "Cuanto cuesta ...?" (How much does it cost?) and "Es muy caro!" (That's very expensive!) can come in handy. You can usually get a good discount by purchasing multiple items.

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Recommendations

Barlito's
At the main corner of Hidalgo, you'll see Barlitos – an amazing breakfast and lunch place, as well as the island's communication center! Tiffany and Brad serve paninis, salads and more – all of them super-fresh and original. Tiffany bakes all the bread and desserts herself daily. Tell them we sent you!

Lola Valentina
A beautiful, romantic space with a wonderful fusion menu. You'll love Lola's surprising blend of Indonesian, Caribbean and Mexican flavors, and the exciting live music.

Mango Cafe
Just a couple blocks from the condos! Perfect for breakfast and lunch, they serve an eclectic, unique kind of Caribbean fusion cuisine. Say hi to the owner, our buddy Polo.


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