What Should I Pack for My Isla Mujeres vacation?

Top 10 Travel Accessories That Will Make Your Life easy as a Caribbean Breeze

Is there anything worse than going on vacation to find you’re missing a key accessory that could really make a difference in how you enjoy your trip? Do you have travel accessories that you just could not travel without?

The right travel accessories add so much to our travel experience! If you are like me, I am always looking for products that make everything easier, efficient and more fun. I love a new gadget, especially when it’s affordable and makes my vacation that much more enjoyable.

Here are 10 must-have travel accessories that promise to make your life as pleasant as a Caribbean breeze while you’re on vacation. Check them out!

1. Money Belt w/RFID Blocking – Concealed Travel Wallet & Passport Holder

Everyone wants to feel safe from thieves, especially when traveling. This product is more than just a fanny pack. Remember those bulky things from years past? This is definitely not that – along with a much smaller profile, the Zero Grid Money Belt actually protects your cards, passport and documents with RFID scanning protection.

The RFID blocking technology stops the lower radio frequencies used for passport and credit card scanners while allowing the higher frequencies used by cell phones to pass through. You’ll still get calls and texts, but you won’t need to worry about identity theft.

Many debit and credit cards also have RFID-scannable chips. Using black-market tools, thieves can make unauthorized charges to your card or obtain your passport information.

Talk about a ruined vacation! Big enough to hold what you need to secure, but slim enough to fit comfortably under your clothes, this is worth it!

2. Mesh Travel Bags make great travel accessories

Not only are these small enough to stash in your purse, but you can actually see what’s inside! Whether it’s for a cell phone charger or that sunscreen based lip balm, these are a must have.

The looped zipper makes it easy to open, and you get 5 bags, so you can make sure you’ve got what you need for your suitcase and beach bag, too. An organized vacation is a smooth vacation!

3. Travel Strap

“I don’t know about you, but I love wrestling my suitcases when I travel,”…said no one ever. You only have two hands, and one of them should be preparing for an umbrella drink – not trying to carry everything you own. Make your life easier with a travel strap! These straps:

  • Are Durable: The buckles are very strong and will not be easily disconnected. When unpacking, you can quickly release the clips so you can get what you need without wasting time. 
  • Free up your Hands: It allows you to carry another bag effortlessly, attaches to virtually any suitcase and wheeled luggage, and easily combines your bags. You can also grip your thick jacket, muffler, neck pillow, camera bag or other clothes.  The straps make it easy to keep bags (and other items) tethered to your suitcase so you can keep moving along.
  • Take up Very Little Space: Store this travel strap in a bag or even your pocket when not in use. Very convenient for carrying during travel.

4. Multiple USB Wall Charger

Whenever you’re traveling, especially to another country, you should always make sure you have a charger that can keep your phone and other electronics going while you’re there. Not only is this a great way to help ensure your safety, but let’s face it – it’s nice to have something to do on the plane or car ride there and back! 

Great news – you don’t have to purchase 5 different chargers – this is the only one you’ll ever need! Not only does it identify the type of device (so it can deliver the right amount of power whether you have an iPhone or iPad), but it has four ports so family and friends can use it simultaneously, as well.

And, it has a plug to accommodate outlets wherever your travels take you, near or far! This company stands by their product with a pretty decent warranty and 24 hour customer support. 

Get yours here

5. Travel Power Strip

Another accessory on our must-have list is this power strip. This power strip includes a 15 inch extension cord so you can actually use your electronics away from the wall.

And, this has over-voltage protection, along with short circuit protection (and is flame retardant), so you can trust that your valuable devices – even laptops – are covered.

Actually, this is cool enough to use at home, as well, but if you need to stay charged for all of your adventures, this power strip is it!

Get yours here

6. Pacsafe Travel Safe

Let’s face it – you don’t want to think about safety when you’re traveling, but it’s important to consider before you go. This Pacsafe® Dry 15L Travelsafe Anti-Theft Waterproof Backpack is as tough as they come.

This safe has the ability to keep your personal items secure from thieves and the elements. It’s constructed from 1000D Nylonx900D Polyester, 0.15mm TPU. This bag is high-frequency welded, and 360° eXomesh® guarded with an RFIDsafe™ pocket to help protect your valuable information from being scanned illegally.

And, it has a waterproof IPX6 coating and a sealed roll-top closure, in case you get caught in the rain. The shoulder straps are slash-proof, meaning it can’t be cut from behind while you’re enjoying the sights. And, it has a water bottle pocket and side zip pocket, so you can carry your wallet and stay hydrated.

Get yours here

7. Sand Free Towels

I love the beach, but we can be honest and admit that carting sand back to our hotel rooms is not one of the enjoyable parts of a day in the sun.

This Sand Free blanket is where it’s at! Using technology that combines a waterproof layer with texture that lets sand slide right off, you absolutely cannot go to the beach again without it!

And, it has sand pockets, along with 6 stakes to make sure it stays in place while you enjoy that wonderful breeze. It’s large enough to fit 12 adults but folds up small enough to fit into your beach bag or carry on in a snap. With a lifetime warranty, this is totally worth it.

8. Travel accessories, travel gadgets, easy travel, gadget ideas are everything in a Sand Coaster

Who needs a bit of sand in their drink? I’m guessing you don’t have your hand raised.

These remind me of the beach spikers we used to carry. Sand Coasters are a great way to keep your cold drink out of the hot sand, and leave the sand where it’s supposed to be! 

And, the bright colors make them easy to spot, so you can find it easily after splashing off during some fun in the sun!

9. Waterproof Speaker

What would a day (or few days) at the beach be without a little music to set the mood right? This JBL speaker is great to clip on and go.

And, it’s waterproof which makes it great at the beach. Even better, it has 10 hours of play time so it’s there for you all day long. It also gets great reviews and is quite stylish to boot. Get yours today!

10 : CaliCase Extra Large Waterproof Floating Case

When you are on Playa Norte, don’t you want to be in the gorgeous water? No one wants to worry about their phone on the beach!

Sand and salt water can wreak havoc on your phone, but you can enjoy your time while knowing your phone stays protected – and functional – in this waterproof case! It has a clear window so you can take those awesome pictures of the fun you’re having.

Don’t forget to tag us!

Get yours here

Javi’s Cantina Restaurant Bar

Enjoy dinner with live music at Javi’s Cantina.

Reservations are not required, but recommended. You can make those on the Javi’s Cantina Facebook page or by calling 998-274-4097

Reservations are not required, but recommended. You can make those on the Javi’s Cantina Facebook page or by calling 998-274-4097

We are also happy to make reservations for you.



Scavenger Hunts on Isla

Do you simply want to visit Isla or is your quest to EXPLORE Isla?

Scavenger Hunts have been around for gazillions of years!  What a better way to see the island than through a guided experience that can be personalized to fit your group.  We are just starting on this page, but check back often for more hunts.

Everyone knows that cruising aimlessly on a golf cart in paradise can be great fun.  But when you are looking for a little more, scavenger hunts can be just the solution.

Have kids?  It is difficult to understand how anyone could be bored on Isla, but sometimes kids need some loose structure. Our kid-friendly versions can help entertain your children and give them focus. More will be added in the coming weeks.

Visiting Isla for a special occasion?  We can help create a custom game just for your group.

Our motto is that Isla should be experienced.  Let our Scavenger Hunts help.

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE SCAVENGER HUNTS


Things to Do

These are the perfect way to enjoy the weather and the island with a luxury spa massage in your casa or on the beach.  If you enjoy more adventures on your vacation, let us help you arrange your day tours, scuba diving or just a relaxing snorkel trip.  Now that your vacation is booked, let us help you book  your activities and adventures on Isla Mujeres.  There are lots of things to choose from.  Whether it is relaxing with a book or watching the boats go by to swimming with the whale sharks.  We can help arrange that for you so you can simply show up and enjoy!

  • Playa Norte is one of the top 10 beaches in the world
  • Whale Shark Trips (May 15-Sept 15)
  • Dinnertainment is great for groups who have rented a villa!
  • MapChick Maps are more than just maps, they are a travel guide to Isla Mujeres.
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Cultura Cruisers is a great food tour
  • Moto Rentals
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Golf Cart Rentals
  • Turtle Farm
  • Live Music
  • Stand up and Paddle
  • Scuba Diving
  • Fishing
  • Garrafon Park
  • Garrafon de Castilla
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Massage (Spa, Beach or in your room)
  • Manicure and Pedicure
  • Baby Turtle Release (Aug-Sept)
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Yoga
  • Day Tours to Xcaret, Xel Ha, Xplor, Xenotes, Xichen

Cultura Cruisers

This unique bike or golf cart food tour is a great way to spend the day, eating like locals.  It is more than just a food tour. Cultura Cruisers is not your ordinary tour; it’s a cultural experience! Cruise through the colonias with a local tour guide who will share the authenticity and beauty of Isla Mujeres with you. Your belly and heart will be full as you eat delicious, traditionally made foods. Your tour guide will share their knowledge of the history, flavors and traditions behind the foods you are eating and the island. Cruise on the roads less traveled, enjoy the vibes and taste the flavors Isla Mujeres has to offer.

What They Are About

Cultura Cruisers opens minds, builds relationships, educates the taste buds and contributes to building a sustainable economy for the locals. Our passion is human connectivity; infusing the love of people, the love of food and the love of culture.

TOUR TIMES

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Bicycle Food Tour:

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday 9:00 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.

Thursday 9:00 a.m.  & 4:30 p.m.

Friday 9:00 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.

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Golf Cart Food Tour (BYOC):

bring your own cart

Tuesday 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday 4:30 p.m.

Thursday 4:30 p.m.

Friday 4:30 p.m.

Tour Options & What’s Included

-Bicycle tours:

Traditional food bicycle tour or taco bicycle tour

all bicycle tours include a comfortable beach cruiser bicycle with 7 gears, a helmet, a bilingual tour guide and all food (multiple dishes at various local spots) water/soft drinks

-Golf cart tours:

Traditional food golf cart tour or taco golf cart tour

all golf cart tours include a bilingual local tour guide and all food (multiple dishes at various local spots) water/soft drinks

BYOC bring your own cart

How long is the tour?

We will be leisurely cruising around the island, exploring various colonias, hitting local stops along the way to fill your belly and stopping at various cultural/historical landmarks around the island. The duration of the tour is about  3-3.5 hours island time!

*we ride rain or shine*

How much does this cultural adventure cost?

All bicycle tours are $65 usd per person:

all bicycle tours include a comfortable beach cruiser bicycle with 7 gears, a helmet, a bilingual tour guide and all food (multiple dishes at  various local spots) water/soft drinks

Golf cart tours are $55 usd per person:

all golf cart tours include a bilingual local tour guide and all food (multiple dishes at various local spots) water/soft drinks

(if you enjoy the ride, feel free to tip the tour guide!)

*No refunds are given for no-shows or if canceled less than 24 hours of tour time. We are happy to reschedule your tour to a different day or issue a credit for your next  visit*

*Tours roll out rain or shine *

How can I book a tour?

A $20.00 usd non-refundable deposit per rider is required to hold your spot.  Email us at concierge@islamujeresvacationrentals.com

Where does the tour start?

Please meet the Cultura Cruisers team at Parque de las Hormiguitas.

How far in advance do I need to book my tour?

Recommended 48 hours in advance.

https://www.facebook.com/CulturaCruisers/

 


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Dinnertainment

Why just have dinner, when you can have Dinnertainment?

What is Dinnertainment?

Dinnertainment is just that… Dinner + Entertainment=Dinnertainment

Give your group an experience to remember with local chefs and local flavor with live local music right in your own rental.

Not sure your rental will accommodate?  

Traveling in smaller groups or solo?  Not to worry.  Join a Dinnertainment Soirée. These are small groups you can join to experience the magic.

It’s more than just a private chef and dinner, it is an intimate dining entertainment experience.  We do all the shopping and preparing then cook for you at your villa.  If you want to join in, make it a cooking class just for you.

We start with drinks, 1 round per person are on us.  Javi makes authentic margaritas that are sure to have you wanting more.  More pitchers are available at cost.

These drinks are enjoyed with appetizers, typically Guacamole, Shrimp Ceviche and Pico de Gallo with chips.

After the yummy spinach, strawberry salad, next comes the entree.  We are flexible and offer fresh fish, shrimp, lobster (extra cost) or arrachera prepared so special, you won’t forget it. With stir fried rice and fresh vegetables.

While you eat, we are preparing dessert to serve right out of the oven while Javi plays guitar and sings.  Any musicians in your group, the more the merrier!  Marla is sure to sing as well.

Dinnertainment is not just a stuffy dinner party, it is an experience to remember. Download our flier

What does a night of fun at this private party cost? Our rate is $60 per person.  Reservations are required

  • Margaritas
    • Made with authentic recipes
    • Includes 1 round, enough for everyone in your group to have one.  More pitchers are available for purchase.
  • Appetizers
    • Fresh Pico de Gallo
    • Fresh Guacamole
    • Fresh shrimp ceviche
    • Chips
  • Dinner
    • Salad with Javi’s Dream Dressing
    • Stir-fried rice (Javi’s special recipe) or Oven roasted potatoes
    • Vegetable
    • Meat of your choice (mix and match if you would like)
      • Fish
      • Shrimp
      • Arrachera
      • Lobster (market price and in season)
  • Dessert: Your choice
    • Flan (Javier’s mom’s recipe)
    • Ice cream in tortilla baked shell with fresh fruit, topped with fresh toasted coconut and cookies
    • Baked chimichangas with cream cheese and fresh strawberries
  • Live Music- Javi plays for about 30 minutes

And there is more…

We also offer a wide variety of private chef and catering services.  Welcome snacks and drinks at your villa, breakfasts, lunch, dinner or just snacks by the pool.  Reasonably priced and delivered or prepared in your villa.  Please visit our Menu Ideas page for more information.

Continue reading…

Why just have dinner, when you can have Dinnertainment?

What is Dinnertainment?

Dinnertainment is just that… Dinner + Entertainment=Dinnertainment

Give your group an experience to remember with local chefs and local flavor with live local music right in your own rental.

Not sure your rental will accommodate?  

Traveling in smaller groups or solo?  Not to worry.  Join a Dinnertainment Soirée. These are small groups you can join to experience the magic.

It’s more than just a private chef and dinner, it is an intimate dining entertainment experience.  We do all the shopping and preparing then cook for you at your villa.  If you want to join in, make it a cooking class just for you.

We start with drinks, 1 round per person are on us.  Javi makes authentic margaritas that are sure to have you wanting more.  More pitchers are available at cost.

These drinks are enjoyed with appetizers, typically Guacamole, Shrimp Ceviche and Pico de Gallo with chips.

After the yummy spinach, strawberry salad, next comes the entree.  We are flexible and offer fresh fish, shrimp, lobster (extra cost) or arrachera prepared so special, you won’t forget it. With stir fried rice and fresh vegetables.

While you eat, we are preparing dessert to serve right out of the oven while Javi plays guitar and sings.  Any musicians in your group, the more the merrier!  Marla is sure to sing as well.

Dinnertainment is not just a stuffy dinner party, it is an experience to remember. Download our flier

What does a night of fun at this private party cost? Our rate is $60 per person.  Reservations are required

  • Margaritas
    • Made with authentic recipes
    • Includes 1 round, enough for everyone in your group to have one.  More pitchers are available for purchase.
  • Appetizers
    • Fresh Pico de Gallo
    • Fresh Guacamole
    • Fresh shrimp ceviche
    • Chips
  • Dinner
    • Salad with Javi’s Dream Dressing
    • Stir-fried rice (Javi’s special recipe) or Oven roasted potatoes
    • Vegetable
    • Meat of your choice (mix and match if you would like)
      • Fish
      • Shrimp
      • Arrachera
      • Lobster (market price and in season)
  • Dessert: Your choice
    • Flan (Javier’s mom’s recipe)
    • Ice cream in tortilla baked shell with fresh fruit, topped with fresh toasted coconut and cookies
    • Baked chimichangas with cream cheese and fresh strawberries
  • Live Music- Javi plays for about 30 minutes

And there is more…

We also offer a wide variety of private chef and catering services.  Welcome snacks and drinks at your villa, breakfasts, lunch, dinner or just snacks by the pool.  Reasonably priced and delivered or prepared in your villa.  Please visit our Menu Ideas page for more information.

Continue reading…

Why just have dinner, when you can have Dinnertainment?

What is Dinnertainment?

Dinnertainment is just that… Dinner + Entertainment=Dinnertainment

Give your group an experience to remember with local chefs and local flavor with live local music right in your own rental.

Not sure your rental will accommodate?  

Traveling in smaller groups or solo?  Not to worry.  Join a Dinnertainment Soirée. These are small groups you can join to experience the magic.

It’s more than just a private chef and dinner, it is an intimate dining entertainment experience.  We do all the shopping and preparing then cook for you at your villa.  If you want to join in, make it a cooking class just for you.

We start with drinks, 1 round per person are on us.  Javi makes authentic margaritas that are sure to have you wanting more.  More pitchers are available at cost.

These drinks are enjoyed with appetizers, typically Guacamole, Shrimp Ceviche and Pico de Gallo with chips.

After the yummy spinach, strawberry salad, next comes the entree.  We are flexible and offer fresh fish, shrimp, lobster (extra cost) or arrachera prepared so special, you won’t forget it. With stir fried rice and fresh vegetables.

While you eat, we are preparing dessert to serve right out of the oven while Javi plays guitar and sings.  Any musicians in your group, the more the merrier!  Marla is sure to sing as well.

Dinnertainment is not just a stuffy dinner party, it is an experience to remember. Download our flier

What does a night of fun at this private party cost? Our rate is $60 per person.  Reservations are required

  • Margaritas
    • Made with authentic recipes
    • Includes 1 round, enough for everyone in your group to have one.  More pitchers are available for purchase.
  • Appetizers
    • Fresh Pico de Gallo
    • Fresh Guacamole
    • Fresh shrimp ceviche
    • Chips
  • Dinner
    • Salad with Javi’s Dream Dressing
    • Stir-fried rice (Javi’s special recipe) or Oven roasted potatoes
    • Vegetable
    • Meat of your choice (mix and match if you would like)
      • Fish
      • Shrimp
      • Arrachera
      • Lobster (market price and in season)
  • Dessert: Your choice
    • Flan (Javier’s mom’s recipe)
    • Ice cream in tortilla baked shell with fresh fruit, topped with fresh toasted coconut and cookies
    • Baked chimichangas with cream cheese and fresh strawberries
  • Live Music- Javi plays for about 30 minutes

And there is more…

We also offer a wide variety of private chef and catering services.  Welcome snacks and drinks at your villa, breakfasts, lunch, dinner or just snacks by the pool.  Reasonably priced and delivered or prepared in your villa.  Please visit our Menu Ideas page for more information.

Continue reading…


On the Water

We work with many companies and many different boat types and sizes with differing price ranges.  Whether you want to go for 4 hours or 8 hours, we’ve got you covered.

Contoy Adventours

*Boats are subject to change

Great for: 

**Ask about cooking your fresh catch**

On Isla Mujeres

Another great company! 


Concierge Services

When you book with IMVR, you get more than just a reservation.  We offer a service!  If we can help plan any part of your vacation, just let us know!  We have lots of ideas!


Airport Transportation

At Your Service Cancun is a young company created due to a vast experience concerning private ground transportation, such as, regular Airport – Hotel shuttle service, promoting tours in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, the Mayan Riviera, as well as the Yucatan peninsula and its

surroundings.

They provide a private concierge service, assisting you to plan your days in our country and get the best of your vacation experience or business trip in paradise. They hold an available fleet of vehicles at your service, no matter how big the event complicates your logistic or far your destination, the quality of our service speaks for itself.

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