Cancun is definitely for resort living. The resorts are incredible and designed so you can eat, swim and sleep in the one place, and only adventure out if it tickles your fancy. If you are not into resort living, I would 100% recommend jumping on a ferry from Cancun to Isla Mujeres.
Isla Mujeres is a small island about 30 minutes by ferry from Cancun. You can expect crystal clear beaches, amazing food, people zipping around on golf buggies, and lots of street art. We loved it here and spent 3 nights on this island and only 1 night in Cancun.
If you want traditional Mexican food, culture and music head here for dinner. Waiters walk around with cocktails upon cocktails balancing on their heads. And a four piece band walks around playing up beat music to you at your table. Beware of the salsa, it may blow your head off with spice.
Lola Valentine: “Live, Love, Eat”
Smoothie bar, coffee station, almond milk (which is rare in Cancun,) vegetarian and vegan options all on the menu. Breakfast is a mix of Western and Mexican foods offering eggs Benedict, cinnamon hotcakes, breakfast burritos and more. Big call but the cactus taco were maybe the best taco all trip. So good we ended up eating here twice. 🙂
Out the back garden seating, filled with fairy lights, graffiti walls inspire you with quotes such as “live outside the box, that’s where the magic is,” and “life is only one. Live to the fullest.” A stunning big tree in the middle of the bar offering a shady escape and live Spanish music is always blasting. Even if it is just for a drink, definitely head here for the experience.
Known to be the best breakfast place on the island. Known for their coffee (they don’t do almond or coconut milk.) 10 different types of eggs benedict options, 8 omelette options, pastries, waffles, pancakes and eggs to order to your liking. given Macs favourite breakfast is eggs benedict, this was a place we were walking past.
Moroccan inspired cuisine. The staff and service definitely help make this place what it is. This restaurant is extremely popular and for good reason so you must book in advance. It is only open for dinner. Mac and I both think this was possibly one of the best meals we ate of the entire trip.
Two of my favourite things combined. Good food and the beach! Green Demon is located on the beach and offer nothing but a clean and green menu. This is the place to spend your day, enjoying fresh fish Mexican fusion food with the most fresh and beachy drinks, raising your spirit.