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Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres

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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.
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  • Wonderful place to enjoy the sun and swim but it is quite busy and very windy at times, which makes the water choppy. There were lot of vendors are site that were constantly trying to sell you somethi...  more »
  • A beautiful beach! Transparent blue sea and very quiet with several Beach Clubs! It is worth spending a day or stay in Isla Mujeres.
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  • We stayed at Ixchel Beach so we had chairs right on Playa Norte. The beach, especially in the morning before the crowds, was beautiful. Beautiful white sand and turquois waters. You can walk out quite...  more »
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  • 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.