Isla Mujeres, a small island off the east coast of Mexico, has generated big headlines in recent years, due to some incredible sailfish catches that have occurred there. Professional crews from the U.S. have racked up amazing catches, with one boat releasing over 100 fish in a single day last year. Where else can you hope to encounter Atlantic sailfish in numbers like that? But while these spectacular fishing days can and do occur, they tell you very little about what Isla Mujeres (pronounced "ees-la moo-hay-rez") is really all about. The frantic pace of one crew trying to outdo the next in releases is actually the antithesis of what most fishermen encounter here. For most people, the island is a laid-back, friendly, beautiful and, most importantly, fun place to visit.