Isla Mujeres or Island of the Women was a name given by the Spanish after all the goddess depicted throughout the island by the Mayans. The Mayans believed this island to be sacred grounds to Ix Chel, goddess of childbirth and medicine.
This colorful little island has been special to me from the first time I visited. The caribbean vibes here are Mexican with a dash of Cuba. One of my favorite little bars is called La Terraza, and here you will find Salsa music/dancing most nights and some delicious stiff drinks.
Once all the ferries leave the island with the day trippers, the Island becomes quiet and still. You can hear nature and the ocean waves at night regardless of where you are staying. The stars are brighter here and we even got a glimpse of a few planets. Mmmh talk to me nerdy… 😉
This time around Isla Mujeres reminded me so much of my recent trip to Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The narrow quaint streets, the colorful homes, and just the overall feel of the people. I guess it’s called the island life. I recently wrote about a new beach I visited Akumal, which has magical waters but this Island and the beach still remains my #1 in my list. The beautiful water is calm and a blue that even Tiffany & Co. would be jealous of 😉 We stayed on the South Side of the Island which I will talk about on a future post.
I dedicate this piece to all women of all types. You are beautiful because you are you. Specially my Mah♥ A Wonder Woman that not only created life but everything I am.
Support + love each other.
Outfit deets @ the end of the post 🙂
North Beach Perfection.
White it’s so hard to upkeep but so worth it to show off that tan! #thedarkerthebetter 😉
This dress + clutch is everything Isla Mujeres represents to me. Colorful, playful, quaint , laid back & beautiful.
Can’t fight the natural hair texture in the caribbean and also one of the rare moments I wore some make-up.
Simple and vibrant details. I’ve had these sandals since last year but espadrilles never really go out of summer style 😉
One of my favorite homes in Isla.
Do you guys remember my post in the Venice Beach Mosaic Tile House? This is the Mexican Feminist version. This gorgeous place is called “Femenina Sube and it’s a meeting place for women but the artist invites everyone to contribute to the growing piece. It’s also a tribute to Goddess Ix Chel. Check out more here & like them on Facebook
My happy place.
A little bit of color goes a long way.
Who What Wear said it and I wore it 😉 Cold shoulders are one of the 10 Summer trends you’ll see everywhere.
This clutch gives me life! Summer’s must have accessory.
Got my dress here in Playa del Carmen at Caravan, a stunning & exotic store that carries everything from accessories to home deco! Check them out and like them on Facebook, they deliver! Boho at its best 😉
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