Hanging at Capitan Dulce’s

When you spend time on Isla Mujeres you start to find places that you feel the most comfortable hanging out at. For us, one such place is Capitan Dulces. Especially if you are looking to experience several of the activities that make Isla fantastic in one great day!

Pool Bar

You will find Capitan Dulces located on the bay side of the island heading towards Punta Sur. Tucked down a little road in a string of beach clubs and a loncheria you will discover the incredible Capitan Dulces. A fantastic pool bar and lounge with beach front and a boat dock. Truly a fantastic find.

Choose to rent a cabana or a small cost to lounge by the pool, park yourself out on the dock or find a spot on the beach under the small palapa covers with a beach chair. Perhaps you are feeling a little more active. Jump and swim in the pool or my personal favourite, jump off the doc and check out the sea life that is hanging out here. You can even rent a kayak and explore the area close to the beach club.

The Capitan has a complete menu with lots to choose from. Even for us vegetarians! From snacks like guacamole to complete meals like pizza and pasta. One of the friendly wait staff are always available to get you what you want. Especially if it is a cocktail or a cervesa!

We at Isla Mujeres Retreats highly recommend you spend some time at Capitan Dulces. Jump off the dock, you will love it!

Mayan Beach Club on Playa Norte

The Mayan Beach Club located on the incredible Playa Norte is one of the most beautiful spots to relax and swim on all of Isla Mujeres. Whether you are staying at one of the hotels close by or a little AirBnB on the island further south, this is the perfect place to drop by and hang for the day. What makes the Mayan Beach Club so incredible? Well, here you are able to rent a beach chair with a small table and umbrella for a mere 400 pesos. This price goes towards any food or drinks you order while there. How can you beat that?

Some of my favorite dishes are the Chicken Quesadillas, Ceviche, Caribbean Salad and the Shrimp Nachos.

There just is no way. From the incredible food menu the Mayan Beach Club has available to the fast and friendly service, this spot on Playa Norte offers up the most incredible views. After all you are on vacation. Sit back, relax, eat, drink, swim, grab some rays and enjoy a beautiful day on the beach.

Decide to stay a little past dinner and catch one of the best sunsets on the island. You can also host a great wedding here, sit for a special dinner close to sunset and more. They also have special events throughout the year. Beach Theme Parties, Concerts, Super Bowl parties and more. The Mayan Beach Club has so much to offer! Dont miss this the next time you are on Isla!

Slow Down for Great Food!

Slow Down Food

There is no shortage of great places to eat on Isla Mujeres. One of the best places is the Slow Down Snack Bar. A great little outdoor joint located at Calle Isla Blanca SM 003 M081 L04, 77400 Isla Mujeres. (South of the Soggy Peso and North of the Chedraui) Just slow your golf cart down and drop into their great outdoor snack bar. You don’t want to miss out.

Slow Down Snack Bar
Slow Down Snack Bar
Slow Down Snack Bar Owners – Borrowed from Facebook

A true family owned and operated business, you will find the owners splitting the work behind the counter creating made to order menu selections that will have your tastebuds salivating.

The Slow Down Snack Bar is not new to the island. This great little food shop first appeared on the Caribbean side (where Madera Food and Art now exists) serving up sliders, salads and empanadas. This location is now their new home and it could not be more perfect!

Slow Down Snack Bar Menu!

We have tried a number of delicious foods on the menu. Our favourites by far are the Gluten free Vegetarian Sliders and the Spinach and Cheese Empanadas. Slow Down makes many great meat dishes and their sliders are all beyond delicious. However, we don’t indulge in meat very often and Slow Down offers some great Vegetarian and Vegan options. This is not common on the island so if you are Vegan or Vegetarian, great food can be found.

Slow Down Snack Bar Veggie Sliders

In addition to the incredible slider menu, this quaint little snack bar offers you a selection of delicious empanadas. Paired with house made chimichurri sauce and cooked to order these tasty little bites do not disappoint. We usually order the cheese and spinach empanada however they do have some great meat options as well.

Cheese and Spinach Empanada from the Slow Down Snack Bar

Head on out to the Slow Down. Get yourself some terrific food while visiting Isla Mujeres!

El Torito Taco Review

El Torito Mexican Tacos & Handcrafted Liquor

The restaurant is amazing and has so much charm. This is definitely a place you are going to want to visit for authentic style tacos and handcrafted liquor.  First of all the tacos are one of a kind.  How can you beat that? 

Authentic Recipe Taco Making

The 5 recipes are generations old originally from Veracruz. All the delicious tacos recipes are served on homemade blue corn tortillas. Yummy!!!

Delicious Blue Corn toritlla tacos from El Torito

Thanks for the delicious lunch and hospitality Ricardo and Claudia!!  OH, don’t forget the homemade hibiscus water!! Drink it.

Find them on facebook @ toritocantarranas

You Will find them on the island here!