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Mosquitos at Excellence Isla Mujeres

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Mosquitos at Excellence Isla Mujeres

Can someone please tell me if there are mosquitos and bugs around all the time?

Are they out in the day when you are sitting in the sun?

I am quite concerned as I am going in January and dop not want to get eaten alive.

When do you that have been there think the resort will be completely ready?

Healy, Alaska
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1. Re: Mosquitos at Excellence Isla Mujeres

There can be mosquitos in some of the swampier areas . . . though I have yet to see one in either Jan or Feb when I have been there. Certainly not on the beach . . . but I know they have some bugs and mosquitos on Isla. I wouldn't be overly worried.

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2. Re: Mosquitos at Excellence Isla Mujeres

Coalminer, Excellence Isla Mujeres is on the mainland, not the island, and part of it was carved out of swamp and jungle only recently, so it is a far different environment than the island of Isla Mujeres. With the jungle, the lagoons, and the golf course vegetation near the resort, the bugginess at the hotel will depend largely on the direction of the prevailing breeze-- and whether it is strong enough to blow the skeeters away. That will vary from day to day at Excellence Playa Mujeres.

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3. Re: Mosquitos at Excellence Isla Mujeres

Chatelaine - thank you for taking the time to clarify! I do appreciate that. If this place isn't on Isla Mujeres, why don't we redirect them to the Cancun forum?? Just wondering about that - and am assuming this place is near Cancun then. Thanks! :)

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4. Re: Mosquitos at Excellence Isla Mujeres

Well, Excellence Playa Mujeres is not on the island of Isla Mujeres...but it IS within the municipality of Isla Mujeres... on the mainland in what is called the "continental zone" of Isla.... just north of Punta Sam (where the car ferry to the island departs). It is not within the city limits of Cancun; in fact it's about 20 minutes north of the Cancun Hotel Zone. As an expensive, all-inclusive resort carved out of the mangrove swamps on the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Excellence Playa Mujeres probably has more in common with some Cancun and Riviera Maya resorts than it does with what most of us think of as bohemian, low-key Isla Mujeres. But legally EPM is a part of Isla Mujeres, not Cancun. It's just not on the island.

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5. Re: Mosquitos at Excellence Isla Mujeres

Makes sense - thanks again for the clarification. :)

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