An eclipse is a majestic natural phenomenon that has always instilled fear and respect in humans. What is it like to watch a solar eclipse in the land of the ancient Maya, on an island where the temple of the goddess Ixchel, the patroness of the moon, is located? On this day, my friends and I decided to find out for ourselves by riding motorcycles from Cancun to the island of Isla Mujeres.

Preparation for the Trip

It should be said right away that riding a motorcycle is a pleasure in itself, and this event was a reason to hit the road. The journey from Cancun to the port, where we needed to ferry the motorcycles across, flew by unnoticed. Facing the Caribbean dawn, with the fresh sea breeze on our face, every kilometer became a real adventure.

Impressions of Isla Mujeres

Arriving at the island, we once again marveled at its beauty. Pristine beaches covered with fine white sand, gently washed by the clear warm waters of the Caribbean Sea, created a sense of paradise. But only if you arrived on the island early in the morning. Later, these beaches turn into a tourist mecca.

Our main goal today was not just swimming and sunbathing. We came here to see the solar eclipse at the most mystical place on the island – Punta Sur.

Solar Eclipse at Punta Sur

Punta Sur is not just a beautiful place. Here lie the ruins of a temple dedicated to the Mayan goddess Ixchel. It is said that she controlled the lunar cycles and natural phenomena.

Having prepared for the eclipse, we settled in the shade next to the temple. As the first rays of the sun began to hide behind the moon’s disk, the whole world around seemed to pause. The light became subdued, and a mystical atmosphere began to swirl around. It felt as if time had stopped and even the air ceased to move.

Watching this majestic spectacle at the foot of the ancient temple, we felt ourselves to be part of something incredibly large and grand.


The trip to Isla Mujeres left bright memories in our hearts. We not only witnessed a magnificent astronomical event but also felt the spirit of the ancient Maya, their respect and reverence for the forces of nature.

Our photos from this trip will remind us of the importance of being able to stop and enjoy the moment, to see the beauty of the world around us, and to feel our connection with the cosmos.

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