Isla Mujeres is known as the Island of Women, so of course in October when my friend asked if I wanted to go I said, “OK!” Really what lesbian does not want to go to an island of women? There had to be lesbians there right?
The beauty of Isla Mujeres, a 15 minute ferry across Bahia Mujeres (Bay of Women) from Cancun, was discovered while vacationing at the Maria Del Mar hotel at Playa Norte. The pristine turquoise blue waters lined with soft white sand and palm trees greet you early in the morning with an inviting warmth (no thats not the humidity). I immediately started thinking this would make a terrific place to have as a home base while exploring the Caribbean and Central America.
Immediately I began the process of seeking out how to find and rent a place for less then $500 USD a month. Of course being a tourist location there were tonnes of places for rent by the night. No Thank you! I wanted to cook my own food, experience the local energy and just live day to day. It seemed like the only solution would be to wait until low season.
Everyone has heard the theory. Manifest or channel the things you desire and inevitably they will come into your life. This would be a prime example. A travel buddy of mine was visiting Isla Mujeres again in December and happened upon a place My travel buddy and I both decided we wanted a place and the very next time she visited, behold, she met a dude who had a place and BAM, we rented a 2 bedroom apartment in the La Gloria district. A great little room with a shared kitchen and a rooftop patio.
So as I begin 2016, the adventure begins to unfold into a real plan in action. A dream to travel the world beginning with setting up home base in Mexico. A Lesbian in Isla Mujeres, living day to day. By the end of 2016, Let’s see where this new adventure will have taken me.