Hi. I’m thinking of escaping the cold in Chicago going someplace warm in January for a week and a half. I’m wondering if I should spend the entire trip on Isla or split time between there and Cancun. I spent a week in Cancun about 15 years ago and did a day trip to Isla (wish I had spent more time). I’ve since been to Playa Del Carmen a few times. I’m thinking I would try Isla for at least a few days if not the entire trip. I’m just wondering if you think a week and a half would be too long.
I’m obviously looking for quality beach and pool time, as well as maybe some snorkeling and maybe trying some other activities like paddle boarding and kayaking, and exploring the area. I’m not interested in going clubbing, but definitely want some nightlife. I’m looking for open-air bars and restaurants as opposed to crowded indoor spaces. I’m a single guy in my late 40s, vaccinated and boosted, but still trying to be careful. Along those lines, how are people on Isla and the mainland when it comes to masking? What are the rules and how strictly are they followed?