Trip Planner:   Mexico  /  Yucatan Peninsula  /  Quintana Roo  /  Isla Mujeres  /  Beaches  /  Playa Norte
Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres
(4.7/5 based on 4,400+ reviews on the web)
The tropical paradise of Playa Norte occupies a scenic spot on an island once considered the sanctuary of Mayan goddess Ix Chel. Shaded by tall palm trees, the soft white sand provides enough space for playing sports or hosting a party, while the turquoise sea remains as calm as a lake. Snorkel or swim in the inviting shallow water, which teems with fish and other colorful marine creatures. Beach bars provide refreshments and rent out lounge chairs, umbrellas, and towels. Several larger eateries along the water will give you access to changing facilities with any purchase of food and drink. With our custom trip planner, Isla Mujeres attractions like Playa Norte can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Create a full Isla Mujeres itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Isla Mujeres

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Isla Mujeres by other users

7 days in Yucatan Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Yucatan Peninsula BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Isla Mujeres BY A USER FROM CANADA February, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Isla Mujeres BY A USER FROM CANADA February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Yucatan Peninsula BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM GERMANY February, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Las Vegas, New York City & Mexico BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We were told by a local to check out this beach and were not disappointed. Calm waters, very little harassment from local hustlers and great snorkeling 
  • We visited Island women intending to enjoy North Beach during our journey and did not disappoint us. Water crystal and an enclave privileged make of this beach an of them more beautiful that I have visited in my life, besides offer a fund marine fantastic for the snorkeling. It only that it disfigures a little is the monstrous hotel that is just in front.
    View original
  • Go to Isla Mujeres and playa norte is the same to go to Egypt and see the pyramids. Simply amazing, no other description. It seems movie scenario.
    View original
Google
  • Incredibly clear and calm waters. Bars and restaurants by the water are cheap and delicious. They even watch your belongings as you go for a dip. Definitely take the fast ferry. Plus, it lands a lot closer to Norte. It's within walking distance. No need for a cart rental. Grab some coconut drinks when you come back. Finish it there and ask them to get the meat out for you.
  • Beautiful Beach at Isla Mujeres. The beach is located at the bottom of the island, after the markets, restaurants and the city center. The beach waters are clear, lots of movements if you're on the left side, I suggest you stay on the right side, more fishes, clearer water and less people. The two side are divided by a small wooden bridged which you can pass under it to get to either side, there's lots of fishes in the right side, great for taking pictures and just to relax, they have food and drinks all around the beach. Bring you're Gopro or Water Camera, you'll thank me. If you visit Isla Mujeres you should stop by Playa Norte, you won't regret it.
  • Wirklich eine wunderschöne Ecke mit traumhaften Sandstrand und türkisfarbenem, flachem Wasser. Wenn da nicht das leichte Ballermann Flair wäre, das sich durch biertrinkende Leute im Meer und laute schallender Musik von den Booten die vor der Küste liegen ausdrückt.
  • What can I say... You will really miss out if you don't visit this part of the island! My wife and I couldn't get enough of the beauty of this place!
  • Beautiful white sand beach with very calm waters. Great for little kids. Only a 9 min walk from Ferry Pier. There restaurants along the way with umbrellas and beach chairs for rent.