Isla Mujeres - Car/Golf Cart/Taxi

Old May 16th, 2020, 03:39 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 20
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Isla Mujeres - Car/Golf Cart/Taxi

I will be staying on the south end of Isla Mujeres for 1-2 months.
I am contemplating bringing a rental car over on the ferry or renting a golf cart on the island for the entire time to efficiently get around.

Questions:
1) I remember renting a golf cart on my last trip and they were not cheap on a daily basis (think it was $40-$50 per day). Does anyone know the cost of a golf cart on a monthly basis? I would assume some company would offer a less expensive monthly rate? If so, any recommendations?

2) What is the cost for a taxi to go from the southern tip of the island to the northern tip?

3) would you recommend me bringing a rental car onto the ferry from Cancun?

Thanks for any tips.


hallen is offline  
Old May 16th, 2020, 08:25 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,031
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My recollection is that a taxi was under $60 mxn one way, depending on where you grab one. Depending on the GAT (Gringo Added Tax). Buses are super cheap. I can't imagine bringing a rental car to the island, given the scarcity of parking. If it were me, (and it isn't) I'd start by sampling a few taxis and get a cell number for a couple of favorite drivers, and combine that with buses. I've seen weekly golf cart rentals at $300+ US, depending on the season.
baldone is offline  
Old May 17th, 2020, 05:57 AM
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 20
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thank you so much for your tips.
hallen is offline  
Old May 17th, 2020, 09:47 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,063
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
We took a rental car over on the ferry our first trip to Isla at my late husband's insistence - never again.
First, there is only one car ferry, all others are only for passengers. It runs 5 times daily (not sure of present schedules),4 times Sundays and takes twice as long (40-45 minutes one way). Priority is given to trucks so you have to line up for a place on the ferry ahead of time.
Parking in Centro is pretty limited and Hidalgo of course is pedestrian only. We were staying at Hotel Playa Media Luna and it took them 20 minutes to clear out a parking place for us.
What you could maybe do, is take the car over and leave it parked and take taxis when going into town. I did not notice what the parking situation is mid-island at the Chedraui supermarket but I guess they have a lot of some kind.

You might want to cross post on TripAdvisor forums, as one regular poster lives full time on the island and can give more detailed advice.

Baldone, bus service was non existent on Isla Mujeres for several years and only resumed early this year.
jamie99 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Diana
Mexico & Central America
5
May 17th, 2004 10:36 AM
Ying
Mexico & Central America
4
Apr 6th, 2004 03:26 AM
Les
Caribbean Islands
9
Feb 15th, 2001 08:43 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO