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. To visit Playa Norte on your trip to Isla Mujeres, use our Isla Mujeres vacation tool.
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Playa Norte reviews
Sad to see so much seaweed being dumped here and washed ashore. The smell was overwhelming. This along with the private property beach chairs and such make this a not so pleasant experience. more »
A beautiful beach with perfect sand as you see in the commercials. You can literally spend the whole day relaxing on the beach. The waters are so much fun to swim and enjoy. more »
Playa Norte is beautiful and is the best beach on all of Isla Mujeres. Walkable from the ferry dock, all hotels on that end, and Hildalgo Street (main restaurant/entertainment). Water is clear and..... more »
Beautiful, calm, blue, shallow water. The sand is really soft. While I wouldn't suggest letting your stuff out of eyesight, we never saw anybody so much as look at our stuff let alone touch it. It was really nice. :)
Playa Norte has it all: fine white sand, the most beautiful ocean colors I’ve ever seen at a beach. It’s a versatile place: you can either bring your own beach supplies and chill unbothered by the water, or pick one of the many nearby bars and beach clubs for food and drinks service. Look out for the sand strips on the right hand side of the beach, close to the island resort: that’s where you’ll find the bluest, clearest water.
Beautiful beach but lots of people drowning their sorrows in alcohol and loud music. Praying for them to find peace in Jesus. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:6-8
Beautiful clear water and sugar white sand
Beautiful spot for sunset...a couple bars with lounge areas and serving drinks. During these times now, there weren't too many people but definitely a tourist spot.
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