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Fireweed25
Edmonton, Canada152 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
We went to Isla Mujeres as a day trip from Puerto Morales on a Monday thinking it would be less busy. Not so. As a result, Playa Norte was also packed by afternoon.

We made it our first stop and just put a towel on the sand. It felt so peaceful with such a great view. Not crowded yet. Playa Norte is beautiful - Caribbean blue ocean waters and soft white sand. We came back again late afternoon with a plan to rent beach chairs and swim, but no available chairs could be found. It was so hot we opted not to just lay on the sand as we had earlier.

Next time, we will come to Isla Mujeres and have a total beach day at Playa Norte.
Written 19 November 2022
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ELPScorch
El Paso, TX87 contributions
Nov 2022
This truly is one of the nicest beaches we have every been to. Very tranquil in some areas and not as much in other areas, depends on what you want. People in Cancun get excursions just to come here, we stayed at the island and went everyday of our stay.
Written 4 November 2022
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Dominic F
3 contributions
Sep 2022
Beautiful beach in Isla Mujeres. You can go to the free beach, or a beach club to enjoy with your family or friends. Buy drinks and food. This is a must be
Written 4 November 2022
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Zoe B
20 contributions
Sep 2022
If you're coming to Isla Mujeres, you can't miss Playa Norte! Beautiful white sandy beaches and proper blue sea - it's really delightful. They also have lots of deckchairs for rent (c.150 pesos per person) which are worth it if you're camping out on the beach for the day.
Written 9 October 2022
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Amanda H
10 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
The water was absolutely stunning, it was so clear and beautiful. There were bars and food near the beach. We went around 4 pm both times so the sun wasn’t overbearing and it wasn’t as crowded, and I’m glad we did
Written 24 September 2022
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Darlene R
Succasunna, NJ9 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Absolutely beautiful beach . The water is a brilliant turquoise and the sand is white . The water was warm and only waist to chest deep . It wasn’t wavy unless a boat went by . It was not crowded , which was great ! We only stayed a short time , but it was long enough to enjoy the beautiful beach . I recommend going earlier in the day . We left around 1:30 and it was beginning to fill up . Great place yo stop for lunch ( there are two bars /restaurants there ) or just take in the sites
Written 9 September 2022
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roj1281
Houston, TX515 contributions
Jul 2022
This beach is beautiful but in my opinion there are better spots on the island, especially when compared to the crowds that gather here. Lots of beach clubs here to get drinks and food so that is a plus. Very close to some hotels and to Hidalgo street. Its very nice spot to watch the sunset as well.
Written 22 August 2022
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Wee
United States5 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
The waters at this beach are some of the clearest and bluest waters you can get in the area. However, the beach is crowded and full of tourists. The sand isn’t clean as there is a lot of trash. It also smells like gasoline with so many boats passing by. I would recommend to check it out but plan 30-45 minutes in the water. You are better off swimming at the beach near your resort.
Written 19 August 2022
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Thalet B
Corona, NY51 contributions
Aug 2022
An Amazing beach, has to be experienced. Went there with my two children, had an amazing time at the beach, the water is amazing
Written 14 August 2022
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Rowan H
Cairns, Australia1,306 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Playa Norte or ‘North Beach’ is located at the very north of Isla mujeres near Isla Mujeres Town.

Featuring beautiful white sand and turquoise waters its very popular both with people staying on the island and tourists coming in on day trips from Cancun. It’s one of the few beaches we have found in mexico that is completely safe for swimming - as the water is barely chest height for over 200m from shore. The water is also calm, receiving some shelter due to its location. Thus, its safe for children as well as adults.

Being a beach its free to go swimming here. I’m not sure why others claim they were charged a fee to swim - they have obviously been scammed by their tour companies. You can elect to purchase a beach chair with umbrella at a price dictated by the vendor but you can also just set up your towel on the beach for free. There is plenty of places where you can do this.

We really enjoyed visiting here.

Keep an eye out in the shallows for the schools of herring and long Tom. Also look for the bombdiving pelicans.

The only negative of this place is that it is extremely popular. Day trippers from Cancun come in boats and really crowd the place. At around 1300 I counted about 60 boats. If you stay on the island it’s less chaotic in the mornings and evenings.

Overall would recommend.
Written 11 August 2022
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