Isla Mujeres Spring Break 2011 – Part III
So, when I first got to Isla on this trip, I started out at the Suites los Arcos. I didn’t get any pictures of it, but I was not impressed. It’s average at best, and overpriced at $98 a night. Maybe it would have been better if I had had a room with a balcony overlooking Hidalgo. At any rate, I left after two nights and spent the next night at the Rocamar…better priced at $72 a night. I’ve never stayed here before, but how could you go wrong with a view like this? The rooms are very stark and basic, but very clean. It’s nice to be able to sleep with the door open so you can hear the waves.
They didn’t have a room for my last two nights there, so I set out walking to find something else. I’ve always heard good things about the Maria Leticia, so I stopped in to see if they had a vacancy. I didn’t expect them to because I know they have quite a following of regulars who book way in advance to stay here. But luck was with me and they had a room for both nights…at $350 pesos per night. You can’t beat that with a stick.
Again, very basic, but I really felt at home here. I loved the windows that offered a cross breeze and didn’t even use the air conditioning at night. The beds are comfortable and I also felt very safe here. (Although I’ve never felt UNsafe on Isla.)
Nice little kitchen area with a full-sized fridge and coffee maker. This was the only place I stayed at on this trip that had de Pelicula on TV…the station that plays old black and white Mexican movies. Sweet.
The little courtyard is nice with all the flowers and palm trees. The owner is very watchful and you feel like he’s very protective of his guests. I would highly recommend the Maria Leticia…it’s convenient to everything, yet you feel like you’re off the beaten path when you are in your room.
This little guy belonged to a some people who had a boat on this dock. His owner would walk down the pier and this sweetie would hurry behind him trying to keep up. But his feet were so small, he keep tripping on the spaces between the boards. You can get an idea of his size by comparing him with the foot in the upper left-hand part of the photo. It was definitely one of those “Awwwww” moments.