Isla Mujeres is full of lovely people. The island is quaint, safe to explore and very relaxing. We stayed for a week in January 2010 and although the weather was unusually cool and rainy, we enjoyed our time hanging with the locals and transplants in town. If shopping check out the store, Tribal, outstanding jewelry by a talented craftsman/artist. Best guacamole I've ever tasted- at any of the restaurants. Argentian steak house delicious. Luckily all the shopping and food is in a central location. If you are adventurous check out the House of Floating Bottles located on Sac Bajo past the sea turtle reserve. We stayed at Punta al Mar condos. Also located on Sac Bajo part of the island. Quiet, a bit secluded. Definitely rent a golf cart for a few days-to get into town. Cabs are available, but can get pricey if you take many trips into town. Great balconies, views, private beach and decent pool at Punta al Mar. The specific condo owner was beyond gracious, as were the 24/7 staff on duty at the condos. Found Punta al Mar on FRBO web site. The condos are also reviewed on TripAdvisor. The ocean is very shallow and sea-weedy at the condos, however you can still get in the ocean there.
Isla Mujeres is a wonderful place for relaxing. Will certainly return.