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Isla Mujeres Travel tips: What should I pack?

Isla Mujeres is one of the most renowned vacation destinations for its beaches. To come to this island is to venture into an aquatic experience. Follow these simple travel tips to Isla Mujeres and you'll be swimming like a fish in no time!

Remember that everything starts with good planning and organization, so here are some travel tips to Isla Mujeres:

If you want to know what to bring, consider the following:

Casual clothing. Don't worry too much about clothes. In this place, you can wear casual clothes without any problem. Wearing T-shirts and shorts is a good option, especially because of the heat. Don't forget bathing suits, comfortable shoes, and sandals. At night, the temperature may drop and it may be a little cold, so bring a jacket or a sweater. The proximity of the beach generates a pleasant breeze and wind, but, if you feel cold, you can wear a sweater to be more comfortable.

Toiletries. Don't forget personal hygiene items such as shampoo, shaving cream, razors, deodorant, and toothbrush. But if you need something, don't worry; you can find anything in any store on the island.

First aid kit. Everything you need in case you have an accident. The most common things are alcohol, bandages, cotton, antiseptic wipes, and antibiotic ointment. At this time, it is highly recommended that you have an instant hand sanitizer and use it before eating and frequently. Don't forget to take your medications, in case you need any.

It is possible that it rains at some time, then, do not doubt in taking a light poncho.

If you like snorkeling, don't forget to bring your own equipment. But, you can also buy it on the island. 

Some other things to consider are:

  1. Download a translator to your cell phone
  2. Camera and memory cards, power cord or batteries
  3. Electrical Power Adapter
  4. Biodegradable sunscreen
  5. Mosquito repellent will serve you during the night
  6. Zippered bags
  7. Sunglasses
  8. Cap or hat
  9. Consider always having your official IDs and personal documents required during the trip within reach.
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Travel tips for Isla Mujeres - Packing

How to pack your bags?

We recommend that you put some kind of badge on the outside of your luggage to make it easier to recognize it and to pick it up at the luggage conveyor. Also, keep in mind that you should leave a space for you to add more clothing or souvenirs. You will probably want to buy something to take home on the island. You can mark your suitcase with a label where your name and cell phone number is written; in case of loss, this will help someone to contact you. Also, consider putting inside a plastic bag all the objects that can be ruined if they get wet.

It is very important that all valuables are in your carry-on bag. You can also include your documents, bills, and credit cards here. You can also include a change of clothes in case of an emergency.

Creams and liquids should be treated with care. It is advisable to put them inside a plastic bag; if they spill they will not be able to stain the rest of your belongings. Some examples are toothpaste, hair gel, shampoo, and conditioner.

Personal Documents

When planning your trip to the island, it is important that you make a space in your suitcase exclusively to store your documents and credit cards, as well as official identifications.

Now you are ready to have a good trip to one of the most beautiful places in Mexico. Consider having good planning in your lodging and your itinerary.


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How to choose a hotel in Isla Mujeres

For many people, choosing a hotel in Isla Mujeres is simply part of preparing for the trip, it's a decision like any other, just like buying a plane or train ticket! After all, what matters is what you do on the spot in the city you're visiting, right?

Actually, not quite! Good accommodation can make your trip even more enjoyable... and a bad experience can ruin your stay. This begs the question: how do you choose a hotel in Isla Mujeres?

The choice of the hotel in Isla Mujeres, essential to a successful trip.

You may not realize it, but choosing a quality hotel allows you, for example, to feel welcome, to start the day with a hearty breakfast, to get a good night's sleep that allows you to better enjoy your days, to settle down in a comforting cocoon in the evening, to receive lots of tips and tricks to enjoy your stay... Small things, in themselves... but which do a lot of good when you think back on your trip as a whole!

Conversely, poor accommodation can spoil your holiday.

1. Choosing the hotel...

The first thought for choosing a hotel is often the budget - whether you book in advance or at the last minute. You have a rough idea of how much you don't want to exceed... and you try to find the best hotel within your budget!

There are almost always interesting promotional offers online, mostly on the hotel's own website.

Sometimes you get free breakfast, a luxury room for the price of a standard room, free cancellation up to the last minute, deferred payment, not to mention special offers.

Depending on your destination and your flexibility in dates, it is sometimes interesting to book a hotel very early!

Isla Mujeres Resort
Isla Mujeres Resort

2. Choose a well-placed hotel

Hotels located near the main attractions of a city are usually more expensive... but sometimes it's worth doing the math: a more central hotel will allow you to lose less time in transportation.

Choosing a well-placed hotel also means saving yourself a lot of fatigue... and giving yourself the possibility to get back to the hotel easily if necessary.

3. Identify the facilities and services that are important to you

We don't all have the same expectations when we choose a hotel in Isla Mujeres... and we don't all have the same expectations depending on the nature of the trip and the people we're going with!

For example, for a wellness stay, you may be looking for a hotel with a spa and swimming pool. For a stay with friends, a hotel with a nice bar. If you like to party, you will appreciate a hotel with a reception open 24 hours a day. Wifi in the room, parking, air conditioning can also be criteria of decision.

Similarly, if you like to have breakfast at the hotel, you will appreciate that it is qualitative, whereas people who prefer to go to the local café to immerse themselves in the local life will not consider it important.

This list of criteria then allows you to easily filter the hotels on the site where you book. Also, think about looking at the possible extra cost of these services.

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restaurant in isla mujeres beachfront hotel izla hotel

4. Think about your preferred style of accommodation.

Some people like "big chain" hotels because there are "no (bad) surprises", you know what to expect because they look the same from one city to another. Others swear by "boutique hotels" where each room has its own personality. One can like a very contemporary style or a more vintage style.

Not forgetting the alternatives to the hotel: guest rooms, apartments with services, etc.

Take a look at the photos to get an idea of the place... and especially the photos posted by travelers, which are less "perfect" than the official photos provided by the host to avoid unpleasant surprises.

The opinions of other travelers, essential criteria.

As far as we are concerned, opinions play a decisive role in the choice of a hotel in Isla Mujeres! On most sites, you can now filter the results according to the rating given to the accommodation by other travelers. Sorting can be more or less fine: sorting by rating but also sorting by traveler profile.


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How to take the perfect #foodpic on Instagram

To achieve the perfect Instagram feed, you need to share diverse and varied content to keep your followers happy. So here are a few tips to make your followers' mouths water with your great dish pictures.

1. TAKE CARE OF THE COMPOSITION

Because even with the most professional of appliances, a lamb stew ladled into a shallow dish is not the most appetizing.
It is therefore important to arouse envy and make your dish "photogenic".

Be meticulous and precise in the composition of your plate. If your dish is rather bland visually, place it on a fun and colorful plate. If, on the contrary, it is full of color, place it on a neutral and monochrome plate.

You can also stage your dish by adding herbs, utensils, or even a few spices all around.

Also very important: the cleanliness of your container! Wipe off any traces or surplus sauce that protrudes. The slightest overflow will immediately show up on your photo and will be neglected.

The perfect Instagram food photo
The perfect Instagram food photo

2. PREFER DAYLIGHT

The use of the flash is not recommended when taking a culinary photograph for Instagram because it is too strong and distorts the color of the food on your plate. Therefore, use daylight.

3. DEFINE THE ANGLE

The key to a successful Instagram culinary photo is, of course, the angle from which it is taken. There is no predefined rule to find the perfect angle, it's all about testing, testing, testing to get your eye used to finding THE right angle for your photo.

However, a few tips can help you:

Stack thin foods (like pancakes, for example) and photograph them sideways;
Liquids are best taken from above;
For larger food compositions, such as mounted pieces, take a 3/4 shot;
Finally, for less photogenic dishes, opt for a close-up to bring out all the flavors visually.

If you need some examples, you can Izla Hotel on Instagram and maybe show us some of your new techniques.

 

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An incredible Mother´s Day in Isla Mujeres

Off the coast of Cancun, there is a small island that smells like the West Indies: Isla Mujeres. This island is famous for its colorful houses and its exceptional sea bed, plus, its gentle way of life is the perfect place to spend Mother's Day away from the hectic city hustle and bustle... and come-back with nice memories in your head... And, to do that, we'll give you a few little ideas to spend a memorable and loving Mother's Day in Isla Mujeres.

Spend the day at Garafon Park:

One of the most beautiful sites on the island, enough to amaze your mother and fill her eyes with wonder. On the program, relaxation on the hammocks, open bar to sip the best Mexican cocktails, swimming with dolphins, snorkel, and many other surprises there is something for everyone.

An authentic island restaurant

Another alternative to celebrate Mother's Day in Isla Mujeres, even more, relaxing you can take your mother to eat in a typical restaurant of Isla Mujeres with a heavenly view on the beaches of the island, it will allow her to discover the Mexican specialties. After a good meal, the direction a spa afternoon, massage, a manicure, all is good to pamper your mother!

The beach

At the end of the day, there is nothing better than to laze in front of a magnificent sunset that only Isla Mujeres can offer you. For that, go to one of the best spots of Isla Mujeres: Playa Norte! A paradisiacal beach with white sand and turquoise water all this accompanied by many palm trees. The perfect postcard for your mom. Don't forget to immortalize all these beautiful moments that will remain engraved forever.

At Izla Hotel we are more than happy to celebrate Mother's Day with you. All our team will be there to make you have a magical time! See you soon...


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Skincare during vacation in Isla Mujeres

That's it! Your vacation has finally arrived or is about to begin. After a few last difficult days at the office, you will finally be able to rest and enjoy long days under the perfect sun of Isla Mujeres. Your suitcases are ready, your tickets booked, your travel planning done...  Now let's move on to the practical side of the trip. How are you going to pamper your skin during this trip? Keep reading and follow our skincare during vacation.

1.- Preparing your skin for the vacations

A few days before departure, avoid products that dry out your skin or make it more sensitive to the sun.

 

2.- Don't forget to take care of your skin during the trip.

Pack your favorite moisturizer to accompany you and use an extra dose of it before flying, as air travel can dry out your skin. Keep your skin fresh!

Don't forget that for your hand luggage, you will need to pack your liquid products in a resealable plastic bag (maximum 20cm × 20cm) and do not take containers larger than 100ml.

Four essential products for skincare during vacation:

  • A day cream
  • An eye contour cream
  • A moisturizing lip balm
  • Makeup remover wipes

 

3.- Pack carefully

Here is the list of the products to take along very preciously in its suitcases.

Sunscreen, band-aids, hydrocortisone cream for bug bites, calamine lotion, insect repellent, facial cleanser, body lotion and hand cream, lip balm, exfoliant, and eye drops.  Add in something to remove impurities and your favorite facial mask.

If you're packing makeup, use water-resistant mascaras, eyeliners, and bronzers.

 

4.-   PROTECT

skincare in isla mujeres
Skincare in Isla Mujeres

Apply sunscreen everywhere! Not just on the face, legs, arms, and chest. Don't forget your ears, feet, and hands. It's an indication not to be taken lightly; sun protection prevents skin aging. Even in the plane, it is essential to protect yourself against UVA rays coming through the windows

 

5.- Keep your hands off your face

It's the most common mistake you always make. Touching your face with hands full of bacteria causes many skin problems.

 

6.- Keep makeup to a minimum

Adopt a minimalist look for your holiday, using makeup to enhance your eyes, lips, or cheeks, but avoid overdoing it. With heat, apply makeup to clog your skin's pores much faster and cause pimples later.

 

7.- Drink water!

Staying hydrated from the inside out is just as important. Try to ban juices, sodas, and other sugary drinks and prefer WATER.

 

8.- Eat healthily

skincare in isla mujeres
Skincare in Isla Mujeres

Eat to stay hydrated. Dehydration is the most common skin problem when traveling, so think "water" when choosing your meals. Waterlogged fruits and vegetables, soups, and fresh greens are most effective. Think cucumbers, watermelons, pineapples, celery, radishes, tomatoes, green peppers, strawberries, grapefruit, cantaloupes, oranges, lettuce, zucchini, and cabbage. It is vital to maintain a healthy and balanced diet that will be reflected in your skin.

 

Now that you know all our tips on skincare during vacation, it's up to you to have radiant skin and to look good to illuminate Isla Mujeres. Enjoy it!


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How to Home Office during Covid-19

At Izla Hotel Resort en Isla Mujeres, we know that in the period of the global COVID-19 pandemic, your company has offered you to do home office. Find out how you can successfully work from home without risking your efficiency... or your mental health.

 COMFORT ABOVE ALL

Make yourself comfortable. It's all about finding a balance between work and home. You're not quite at work, and you're not quite at home.

TO CREATE A WORKING SPACE FOR THEMSELVES  

If home office is going to be a long-term process, define a space in your home dedicated to work. Don't find yourself in the middle of the kitchen, between two washing plates and breakfast leftovers. You need to concentrate, and this also requires a place that is as neutral as possible. Working on your couch means taking the risk of not being able to focus. It's better if you can have a desk, possibly a separate room. Try to eat your meals in a different space to create breaks and psychologically dissociate various activities.

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Home Office

STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR TEAM

With the internet and instant messaging, it is straightforward to stay in touch with other employees in your company. Don't forget that the written word doesn't always facilitate exchanges and can lead to misunderstandings or misunderstandings. To maintain good relations with colleagues, it is preferable to have a conversation by videoconference or telephone, where orality makes it easier to express a state of mind or an intention, for example, every morning.

 ORGANIZE YOUR WORKING TIME TO BE EFFICIENT

Working from home is more complicated than it seems. Your home is full of distractions: Netflix, video games, reading... To stay focused on your work, set goals, and make to-do-lists to be as efficient as possible. Take breaks from work to eat or relax. Make a clear distinction between these moments and those dedicated to working.

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Home Office

Now you're ready to do home office efficiently. Use these tips and write in the comment section any extra advice you may add.