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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
[[Image:aerea_islamujeres1.jpg|thumb|200px|right|Isla Mujeres, México.]]
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Isla Mujeres was a Mayan sanctuary to goddess Ixchel for about a thousand years. In around 1850 the first modern inhabitants moved to the island and established the village of Dolores.
 
Isla Mujeres was a Mayan sanctuary to goddess Ixchel for about a thousand years. In around 1850 the first modern inhabitants moved to the island and established the village of Dolores.
  
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==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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[[Image:aerea_islamujeres1.jpg|thumb|200px|left|Isla Mujeres, México.]]
  
 
The island is about 7km (4.3 mi) in length. The north end sees the most tourist action with the main town area (which is extremely compact and walkable) and the ferry while the south end is host to mostly private homes and guest houses. Many locals live in the central part of the island. Taxis from the ferry terminal will take you anywhere in town for 30 pesos, but for multiple excursions to the south end of the island, the best option is to rent a scooter or golf cart. Like everything in Mexico, you should be able to [[haggle]] a decent price - assume $25 USD a day as a starting price for a moped rental. The roads are all paved and the main road makes a loop the whole way around the island. Be aware that when driving on the Caribbean side of the island, there are occasional strong gusts of wind that can really take you by surprise on a scooter, as can the many ''topes'', or speed bumps.
 
The island is about 7km (4.3 mi) in length. The north end sees the most tourist action with the main town area (which is extremely compact and walkable) and the ferry while the south end is host to mostly private homes and guest houses. Many locals live in the central part of the island. Taxis from the ferry terminal will take you anywhere in town for 30 pesos, but for multiple excursions to the south end of the island, the best option is to rent a scooter or golf cart. Like everything in Mexico, you should be able to [[haggle]] a decent price - assume $25 USD a day as a starting price for a moped rental. The roads are all paved and the main road makes a loop the whole way around the island. Be aware that when driving on the Caribbean side of the island, there are occasional strong gusts of wind that can really take you by surprise on a scooter, as can the many ''topes'', or speed bumps.

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