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1) Transportation- Book transportation from the airport to the ferry port in Puerto Juarez in advance to save time and money. The standard rate from the airport is $65 U.S. Also, check with your hotel on Isla for transfer options. If you prebook your transportation services will be alittle bit cheapper.
2) Money- U.S. Dollars are accepted most places, but you get a better exchange rate by exchanging dollars to pesos ($12.50 peso: $1 dollar at the exhange; $11 : $1 in shops).(Now days the change rate is gettig higher around 15.00 pesos :$1.00 usd) Change will be in pesos even if you pay in dollars, so keep that in mind. It is good to have some change in pesos because some times it is cheaper if you pay in pesos than U.S. dollars
3) Credit cards- Hotels and larger resturants will take credit cards, but many smaller places will not. The bar/grill leading to the dock accepts credit cards and is very reasonable. The ferry and golf cart rental are cash only.
4) Weather- Sunscreen is a must! The market is town sells biodegradable sunscreen that helps protect the reef.
Its very easy to organise your own day trip to Isla Mujeres, 2 boats go from Hoteleria Zone and an older ferry goes from the northern part of cancun, take a bus and one of the chicken busses for $0.50, year 50 cent but aks for the (2nd terminal = old ferry, take a one way trip , walk the island, bring your towel and go to the east side (lefgt of the ferry) nice beach bar at the end, and go back with the fast ferry)
Take a bus or taxi to the ferry terminal
Ultramar run ferries from Gran Puerto - Puerto Juarez and also from Playa Tortuga
Magaña Express Service from Puerto Jaurez
Car Ferry from Punta Sam
Its easy to hire a Golf Buggy on the island for about USD $45 per day - you will need a drivers licence or a scooter when you arrive
there are also plenty of taxis.