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Isla Mujeres Mexico!

I moved to Isla Mujeres Mexico with my husband and 6 year old daughter 7 months ago to learn Spanish and to live and learn a new culture.  So far we love it!  There is a wonderful community on the Island, about 15,000 permanent residents and we feel as safe, if not safer here than we did living in Seattle.  We have made great friends and my husband and I are working on purchasing a property to develop.
The only big challenge has been school.  My daughter goes to a small private pre-school on the Island, which has been an amazing experience but moving forward into first grade there isn't a great option.
A group of Mom's with children in the school has decided to hire a teacher, and essentially staff the school to accommodate the K-1st grade children. 
It seemed like such and easy task going into it but it has proven to be very hard to find a teacher for this group of 5 children. Yes there are just 5 of them! We are looking for a bilingual teacher with high energy and an adventurous soul to come live on the Island and teach our children through exploration and project based learning, math, reading and writing (in English and Spanish) and
Isla Mujeres is a small community 6 miles off the coast of Cancun (a 15 minute ferry ride) that is surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches, has a lively night life and a very eclectic and interesting population.
If you know anyone that maybe interested please respond!

How wonderful for you and your family!  I hear it is lovely there.   I have a background in special education and counseling but am close to retiring so I cannot be of much help to you there.  Still, I would like to make a little money advising young people if possible while still acclimatising to Mexico's culture.  I am hoping to find a community on the Pacific (somewhere between Cabo and Puerto Vallerta).  So I will be actively seeking others in my age range (55-60) who are interested as well.
Best of luck to you on your lovely island!

Hello Bridgetalan and welcome on board  :cheers:

I would suggest you place an advert in our section Teaching jobs in Mexico so as to get interested candidates for the job you are proposing.




Hi Bridgetalan,
I would be very interested in speaking with you, my partner who is a environmental biologist and I a real estate agent are planning on moving to Isla and would love to speak with a young family like ours who has already made the transition. We believe there are many conservation efforts that are needed after our visits. Please feel free to message me 😀

Thank you,

My wife and I are looking at possibly moving to Isla and would like to know how hard it is relocate down there. I am a veteran and my wife works in the medical field. We are looking at the beauty of Isla and any information that you can provide as far as what we need to do be able to move there would be much appreciated.
Thank you,

My family and I are considering relocating to Isla! I came across your post and it caught my eye! I am a former you have a little time to answer some is so hard to find out info from the internet...thank you so much!

Hey MandeeJo-
I'm in the process of moving there as well. Though for me, it's because I know the island really well (visit once or twice a year since 2009) and it's very safe with a large expat community, so it's a good landing pad. It's become VERY touristy though. I don't see myself staying there long term.

For moving, there's barely anything on the internet. If you want a place to rent, you need to go there and look for rental signs or talk with locals.

There is a website with a forum specific to Isla Mujeres that has much more discussion and resources (I'm not sure how friendly this site is to out linking).

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