Our last big adventure in Mexico was Sailing away to Isla Mujeres. Isla Mujeres is a small island (about 4 miles long and 2000 ft wide) where the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean sea meet. Isla Mujeres is spanish for “Island of Women” and was a sacred place to the Maya goddess Ixchel. Ixchel was the goddess of childbirth and medicine. There is even a small Maya temple located on the southern tip of the island.
The plan for the day was to sail out, snorkel, drive around the island on a golf cart and return to Cancun while the sun was setting. Unfortunately, it was really windy so we were not able to go snorkeling. I was really disappointed by this until they let us get out and swim for a little while. Brady and I lasted in the water for about 2 minutes and then got out because we were just getting slapped in the face with water (Pretty sure Brady got a little sinus infection from this). To make up for not getting to snorkel, we rode ride bikes down to a turtle sanctuary on the island. After the turtle sanctuary, we got into golf carts and drove around the entire island. We were so exhausted after all of our adventures that we spent our last day in Mexico watching Netflix and getting massages (in all fairness it was pouring rain). Getting away to Mexico before a new baby and Brady taking command was just what we needed and I am so thankful that we got the chance to go.
One last random piece of information for those of you planning a trip to Cancun, make sure you pack natural (coral friendly) sunscreen and bug spray. They only allow natural stuff and you will end up over paying for it over there.