My little adventures south of the border.

Isla Mujeres Spring Break 2011 – This one’s for Carl…

Here I am on Isla Mujeres again for spring break.  I hadn’t originally planned to come to Isla, but my plans changed, so whaddya do?  Enjoy yourself, of course!


First stop…what else??  Picus!  They don’t give you pico de gallo anymore when you sit down…just the hot verde sauce.


Had to go with the shrimp cocktail to start out with…


I have lots more to report, but one of the first things I wanted to do was get out to the south end since I didn’t go there last time.  I wanted to get some good photographs of the wonderful shoreline there.  It is so incredibly beautiful with the incredible colors…


This is looking out from the Acantilado Restaurant on Punta Sur.  A very nice view although I bet it can get hot out on that patio in the middle of summer.
Sure is pretty, though.  I didn’t eat here…just had a lemonade.


The view at the end of the island is simply breathtaking with the waves crashing on the shore.  It was very windy  the day I was there which you could tell by the waves.


This is looking towards Garrafon from the tip…


And then looking towards the tip from the area where the little gift shops are.  I want a little house with a nice porch right where those “ruins” sit so that I can be the first person in Mexico to see the sun rise.  You think the Isla mayor would be okay with that??


I noticed that the statues had changed since the last time I was there.  OMG, is that a Bimbo Dog on that statue???


And again????


Maybe they thought they needed a new theme to the statues…


Iguana in your face…


This guy was licking up some water on the pavement.  I had no idea there tongues were so red!


I think it must be from the ketchup on Bimbo Dogs.


(Okay, okay…it was a slow day in South Texas and I was playing with Photoshop…just kidding.)

I was searching photos from previous Isla visits today and found this photo I took back in 2007…


For the life of me, I don’t remember seeing all these statues when I was there last month.  I noticed this one was falling apart…it’s from a United States artist.  But I’m thinking that all of these statues are gradually becoming victims to the salt and sea air.


Maybe someday it will look like this…and that would be okay with me.


More Isla to come…

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11 responses

  1. Wanda

    Great, fun photos!
    Thanks Deb

    April 10, 2011 at 3:23 am

  2. Ann

    Those are great, DEb! I hope Carl takes a look at them! Never noticed the iquanas tongue either!

    April 10, 2011 at 11:47 am

  3. Gloria

    Deb,
    I Want to go back! These are really great pictures!!!!

    April 10, 2011 at 1:36 pm

  4. allthingsarial

    Beautiful photos of Punta Sur, and hilarious Bimbo dog pics. Especially the iguana!

    April 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm

  5. Love the iguana with the Bimbo dog in its mouth! We can only hope that all the metal monoliths at Punta Sur have rusted and returned to Mother Earth in a few years. But it seems like they’re very busy out there adding new not all that tasteful sculptures. HA!

    April 10, 2011 at 3:59 pm

  6. Thanks, everyone! This was a fun one.

    April 11, 2011 at 1:04 am

  7. Helen

    Just got back from Isla last night. Didn’t make it down to the south end this trip but my favorite place is down on the walkway by the water. IT may be the most wonderful place on earth. El Centro is pretty special too. I died laughing from your Bimbo dogs. I actually have never eaten one – but ate lots of fish tacos…

    April 11, 2011 at 10:01 pm

  8. Gloria

    Great post. Really enjoyed the pics. Going back next month (May). Cant wait!

    April 14, 2011 at 4:54 pm

  9. carl/debbie

    I have just been lost for words, or i would have replied earlier. I find it wonderful how a Bimbo Dog can say Hola Carl, and I am thouands of miles away:-) ha. I am honored that the Mayan Gods now appreciate the works of Man. ha Thanks Deb, that was..(Special)(Saturday nite Live) haha amigo carl

    April 17, 2011 at 1:09 am

  10. Carl, it was a pleasure. I had a lot of fun doing this post. I was sitting at work on a boring day and when I thought of putting a Bimbo Dog on that statue holding its arms up, I laughed out loud and knew I had to do it. Maybe one of these days I’ll be on Isla at the same time as you and Debbie and we’ll be able to laugh about it together.

    April 17, 2011 at 4:11 am

  11. Bwah-hahahaha! The Bimbo dog statues are fabulous!!!!! And I especially LOVE your clean version of Punta Sur with no states. Maybe add some palm trees. Bravo!!!

    April 18, 2011 at 8:27 pm

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