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About Us

Making memories to last a lifetime on the island of Isla Mujeres

Hi, we are Don and Lori Garrett. We would love to tell you a little about us, and how we came to own Casa de la Risa, on the lovely island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

About Us

Don & Lori

We have been married for 28 wonderful years, and during that time, we worked many jobs, raised a family, and in our later years, have fallen in love with traveling together. Some of our most recent, and exciting adventures have been to Cancun, Mexico, Napa Valley, California, and Austin, Texas.

Both Don and I are self-proclaimed, “wine connoisseurs” and we love BBQ, so Napa and Austin are both dear to our hearts. We love BBQ so much, in fact, we recently started a BBQ food truck, here in Pittsburgh, Pa, where we spend most of our time.

With the BBQ business up and running, leaves less time for the traveling that we crave. So after much consideration, in December of 2018, we built our lovely home on Isla Mujeres. Building a home in a foreign country took a huge leap of faith for us, but when the time came to decide where we would build, it was so easy to decide.

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

“We have never felt more welcomed anywhere else we’ve been.”

We had been traveling and vacationing to Isla for the last 4 years or so, and have never felt more welcomed anywhere else we’ve been.

Don and I have made several friends all over the Island. Many near Punta Sur, close to our home, as well as near the bustling Playa Norte, where the number 9th beach in the world is located, as well as, so many activities for just about anyone.

We were able to bring our children, grandchildren and many friends to the island, this past year and we’ve made so many great memories, and we cannot wait to make more.

We hope that once you and your family and friends visit Casa de la Risa, you will also be able to make memories to last a lifetime!