Isla Mujeres is beautiful, just like every tourist guidebook will tell you. It has the finest, whitest sand I’ve every seen and the ocean is a beautiful gorgeous color.
It’s just that I don’t really enjoy beaches like Playa Norte, the island’s most popular beach. But the sketching is always good with so many people to watch and draw. Still, one sketch at the beach and I’m ready to find something else to do.
I thought I’d visit the little alleys behind the beach and hoped to find a local market. I didn’t find one, but I did find a lot of shops selling souvenirs. Fun and colorful stuff to draw: blouses and plates, colorful skulls and hats.
The wonderful thing about sketching is that as an observer, almost any place is interesting. Although what you notice sometimes when you look really closely is quite sad.