Submitted: April 19, 2012
Stayed: April 2012
We arrived (a little late) from Cancun. Jim was there with my name on a card so it was easy to identify him. We sat down with he and Laurie and two other of their friends from Wisconsin. It was our first time to the island and it is gorgeous! Jim and Laurie (and Cujo :) took us home on their golf cart and pointed out a lot of "landmarks" on our way home (ex: bars, the large grocery - only about a 3 block walk from Casa Azul - restaurants, bakery, etc.).
The room was perfect - clean, spacious, and incredibly functional. Nice large bathroom (yes, great shower pressure!), the A/C cooled things down quickly. The pool was perfect for a quick dip.
The "hardest" part for me was seeing all of the animals around. I know they are taken care of - but it is just such a different way of life from here in the US. I know Laurie feeds the cats around the house - which it seems a lot of people do :) <Note: there was one super kitty who was more like a dog. S/he (?) was black, sleek, and elegant. She would follow us around. She was looking a little "off" (sick?) our last few days, so I hope she's ok by now. She was just such a sweet little gato....followed us like a puppy (of course, I encouraged it quite a bit :)
I loved staying mid-island. We payed anywhere from $40 MX (~ $4.00 US) to get to Playa Norte to $20 MX (~$2.00). Cabs are all around. We did rent a golf cart for 3 days (not all at once) and that was perfect. Oh....another bonus of the location - it's an easy walk to Mango Cafe (AMAZING!) and Monci's (DELICIOUS!). I would totally stay there again. Thank you so much Jim and Laurie - we had such a great time on the Island for our first time. Won't be the last.....
Tourists without a Car,
Helpful votes: 6/6
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