Two weeks of complete relaxation!
Submitted: February 4, 2012
Stayed: December 2011
This is overdue, and much deserved! Christmas and New Years on the lovely Isla Mujeres was wonderful, and was improved by staying in Escalera Blanca. Booking the home through Susan was nearly effortless, as was conversing with Ron before and during our vacation. My husband and I enjoy relaxing and avoiding tourists; therefore, the location of Escalera Blanca was perfect for us. We woke in the morning and enjoyed coffee while watching the sunrise. Later we often jogged to Punta Sur, would return to the casa, and then walk to Playa Norte or to one of the beaches on the East side. Several evenings were spent rooftop and the sunset over Cancun was thoroughly enjoyed. Hotels may be great for some, but renting a villa provides the experience of living on the island, and enables one to truly relax, kick back, and enjoy! My cousin and her husband joined us for part of the stay and they rented a golf cart; however, if you like to walk a golf cart is not needed, as my husband and I did not rent one. Two evenings we utilized a taxi, and the charge was three to four dollars to return to the casa from down town.
Cooking in Escalera Blanca was great; the kitchen is larger than it appears in the pictures, there is basic cookware to meet most needs (although a few more bowls and towels would be great), and a great little market is close by. In addition, walk into La Gloria and enjoy local meals; this is where most of our dinners were enjoyed! In addition, we met very friendly locals, and purchased fresh tortillas to enjoy with meals cooked in the casa – at 160 pesos per kilogram (about $1.25 for 2.2 lbs.) they are quite a bargain!
The casa is lovely, the views from the pool beautiful, and the rooftop is a great place to enjoy wine and cheese while enjoying the sunset. The only challenge to staying at Escalera Blanca is knowing that the stay is only temporary…leaving was difficult, and we look forward to a return visit!
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