Stayed at Punta Piedra 2 for one week. Amy the owner, was extremely helpful and very welcoming especially as we arrived one day late due to a flight delay. She came to check that we had arrived safely! She's very helpful and it's obvious she loves having people stay at her place. She is one of those really nice people who is happy to help you with anything she can.
Booked through Mornings in Mexico, Theresa the contact person was really helpful sending details of ferry times, local information etc. it was accurate and invaluable.
The accommodation is exactly as described on the web, no surprises, it's really clean, there is a view of the ocean and the apartment is on the beach. It's not ideal for swimming as the coast line is rocky however you can play with the waves and this is a very small island you don't have to go far to find a sandy beach and there is a lot of fun to be had beach combing outside the apartment for shells and other marine life.
One word of advice, the last ferry leaves Cancun for the island at 23.30 as Therese had indicated. However, the taxi person at the airport told us it didn't leave until 24 ensuring that we paid a very inflated price to reach a ferry that had already left 20 mins before hand. BELIEVE THERESE NOT the taxi company. We ended up having to spend extra $ on a hotel for the night.
Speaking of taxis, it's better to check before getting into the taxi how much the fare will be. It costs 30 pesos from Punta Piedra 2 to downtown. A scooter is a great way of seeing all the island has to offer and gives you a little more flexibility in getting around. It costs about 350 pesos per day.
There is a supermarket but the range of food is really limited - butter in particular is almost an endangered species. You can't buy fish either and if you need to have anything like peanut butter, or some other favourite item, bring it with you.
There are a number of good restaurants and it's fun to try them, in general the food is good, good value for money and authentic. The centre of town is fairly contained, easy to walk around etc. The shop owners will practically drag you into their shops but they don't bite! The area transforms at night with restaurants and tourists taking over the streets to enjoy a cocktail or beer. The atmosphere is lovely but awash with street entertainers who are really noisy. Cocktails and beer are the mainstays of libation, wine is expensive and often not palatable. One French restaurant we ate at didn't have French wine !
All in all, the island is pretty, the food is good, the supermarket is challenged but you can always go to Cancun if you crave something. It;s a lovely place and Punta Piedra 2 is in a very quiet, private location. It's good value for money too!
Finally, don't bring travellers cheques with you - you can't cash them anywhere, just bring your credit and debit cards, your swimsuit, SPF and have fun!
- Also Known As:
- Punta Piedra Hotel Isla Mujeres