Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres – The Island of Women – Mexico is a quaint Caribbean island, just a short 17 minute ferry ride from Cancun across the Bahia de Mujeres (Bay of Women). “Isla” is 8 kilometres long and 1 kilometre wide. Historically, Isla Mujeres is a fishing village and although it has been discovered by tourists it still retains its charming atmosphere. The colorful downtown area, known as ‘Centro’ is four by six blocks – perfect for exploring by foot. The town square, vibrant homes, and many shops and restaurants add to its appeal. The climate in March is perfect with the average temperatures ranging between 23 and 28 celsius.

Available on Isla

  • ATM Machines are located at 2 banks HSBC & Banamex in Centro.
  • Pharmacies are well stocked with many located in Centro and outlying neighborhoods.
  • Grocery Stores are located in Centro and outlying neighborhoods.
  • Hospitals with English speaking staff are located in Centro and at the Navy Base.
  • Internet, Telephone, wifi at the conference venue and most hotels and some restaurants and cafes


Isla Mujeres

Getting to Isla Mujeres – It’s Fun & Easy!

Travel Overview

WMF participants book return flights to and from Cancun, Mexico with plenty of flights to choose from daily. Once in Cancun, it’s a short shuttle ride to the ferry dock, a quick ferry ride over the brilliant turquoise Caribbean waters, and then you’re on Isla. 

Flights

Book your flight to Cancun. We encourage you to comparison shop for flights via different online travel services such as Travelocity, Expedia, etc.

Shuttle Service to Puerto Juarez (where you catch ferry to Isla)

Arrange a shuttle to the “Ultramar Ferry Terminal, Puerto Juarez” online, in advance: 

WMF highly recommends pre-booking a shuttle service through Discovery Mundo, one of the best shuttle services in Cancun. The staff speak English and will meet you at the airport with your name on a We Move Forward banner. The WMF 2016 Transport Package includes: A discounted WMF attendees shuttle service to and from the airport, welcome water, and ferry tickets to Isla, making transit from the airport to Isla Mujeres easy, simple, quick, and at a good savings.

If you don’t make pre-arrangements you can take a taxi when you arrive but the cost is about four times that of a shuttle.

When you arrive at the Cancun Airport…

Once in the Cancun Airport you will go through immigration & get your passport stamped, retrieve your luggage, go through customs, and should walk past all vendors inside the airport, and meet your shuttle service provider just outside the exit doors.

At the Ultramar Puerto Juarez Ferry Terminal…

Ultra Mar Ferry to Isla Mujeres
You will get in line and wait for the ferry to arrive, which is every 30 minutes from very early in the morning until late in the evening.  If you book your WMF shuttle package in advance, the driver will have your ferry ticket.  If you make other arrangement, you will purchase your ferry ticket at the ferry terminal – the cost is 78 pesos one-way.

For the schedule see: www.granpuerto.com.mx

Once on Isla, walk to or take a short & inexpensive taxi ride (between $2 & $5 USD) to your hotel, check-in and enjoy the sun, ocean and warm breeze.

Accommodations

Isla Mujeres has a wide range of accommodations from simple & economical to luxurious elegance. We Move Forward is pleased to provide you with information on the many options available – some are providing discounts for We Move Forward participants!

The MIA Reef Resort Isla Mujeres is where the conference takes place daily.  Some participants choose to stay there, others choose to find other accommodation on Isla, and some live on Isla full or part time.  While the MIA is an all-inclusive resort, the We Move Forward conference includes opportunities for all participants to enjoy some happy hours and a buffet dinner away from the conference venue.

You have the option to reserve accommodation at the MIA or to choose from other accommodation on Isla.

A Discounted Rate is being offered by the MIA to We Move Forward registrants.  To inquire into discounted accommodations at the MIA you must contact the MIA directly and mention the group name “WE MOVE FORDWARD 2016” to have access to the special rate.

Contact the MIA about WMF discounted rate by:
Email: reservaciones@hotelesmia.com
Telephone: +52 (998) 8813920

All the reservations must be paid at least 20 days before their arrival to ensure the special rate for this event.

IMPORTANT: Isla Mujeres has become a popular tourist destination – hotels fill fast and prices increase as time goes by.  We highly recommend getting your travel and accommodation arranged sooner than later.  If you have questions, reach out to WMF via email info@wemoveforward.com

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Isla Beckons Vacation Property Rentals is working with We Move Forward to assist conference participants in finding the perfect place for their stay on beautiful Isla Mujeres.  Meaghan St. Louis, a Canadian business woman whose family has operated Isla Beckons for many years, is happy to assist you in in finding accommodation that best suits your needs and fits your budget. Isla Beckons represents a wide range of properties from cozy, economical standard rooms and studios to luxury villas. Meaghan has arranged for discounts for We Move Forward participants at some of the Island’s best hotels. Here is the link to Isla Beckons website, and Meaghan’s email:

Website: www.islabeckons.com
Email: Meaghan@islabeckons.com

More Options:

As promised, there are many accommodation options to choose from on Isla Mujeres.  Here are additional vacation accommodation services and websites that will have you smiling at the wide range of choices available to you.

www.lostoasis.net
www.islamujeresbudgetrentals.com
www.islamujeresvacationrentals.com
www.islamujeresluxuryrentals.com
www.islamujeres.info
www.isla-mujeres.net

Register for We Move Forward & Reserve your accommodation soon, as March is a busy month on Isla and hotels are filling up! 

Traveling Alone and Wanting To Share the Cost of Accommodation

Each year women travel solo to experience We Move Forward, and some of them are looking at ways to minimize costs including sharing accommodation with another registrant.  If this is something you would like to explore, Team WMF is happy to help you with this.  Send us an email with stating your interest and the number of days you will be on Isla, the dates, and we will email other women who are looking for a potential roommate during the conference too.

Isla – It’s Easy & Safe to Get Around

By foot, golf cart, taxi, bicycle or motor scooter, Isla is very accessible, safe and easy to navigate. The conference venue, the MIA Reef Isla Mujeres Resort, is in Centro and a short walk to a wide assortment of wonderful shops, cafes and restaurants. Taxi fare is very reasonable on Isla, with most destinations costing between $2 – $5 usd.

What to Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Bathing suit
  • White Clothing – We will wear white on our last night. If you don’t own summer whites, no worries, this gives you a good reason to shop at the many clothing shops on Isla.
  • Personal Water Bottle – There will be large bottles of purified water available at the conference, and participants are responsible for having their own refillable bottle.
  • Yoga Mat – There will be a limited number of yoga mats at the movement sessions, so we suggest you bring your own.

Questions?  

Send us an email, we’ll be happy to help you out: info@wemoveforward.com

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