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Playa Norte

north end of Isla Mujeres, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Isla Mujeres
Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming
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Allen
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

You can rent an umbrella and chairs for $15 a day and there are bars and restaurants on the beach which you could walk up to.

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Great soft sand beach, but a lot of stuff going on around you....ferrys and boats coming and going literally 50 ft offshore. We prefer the slightly more isolated beaches with a lot less people crammed in all around you...

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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Spent the day hanging in the water and beach. Very clean beach and water. Take a cooler with some drinks.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is where to be in Isla, no real reason to go beyond the north part of the island (except for turtles). Calm blue waters and plenty of beach bars to stop in and rehydrate ;)

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San Jose, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Clear blue green water and soft white sand. Our favorite section of the beach is in the middle, by Buho's bar and Cabana Maria Del Mar hotel. For $5 you can get two beach lounge chairs, an umbrella and coupons for water/soda. Food within walking distance. Take a taxi or golf cart ride there and be dropped off within steps... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is the place to be for sunshine and some R & R. The beach can get a little crowded so grab a spot early! All non all, it's a great place to settle in for a nice day of sunshine and a dip on the wonderful waters surrounding Isla Mujeres!

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The water is crystal clear, like you are in a swimming pool...you can walk out for a very long ways and it only gets to about 4ft.! Beautiful sand beach, and not too many people....except when the boats come on weekends...but early in the mornings and after 5 are pretty empty. Locals come to enjoy the peace. I have been... More

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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was a highlight from our Catamaran trip to Isla Mujeres. My wife and I camped out underneath an umbrella with a bucket of Tecates, a plate of ceviche and guacamole. We went swimming in the cool and fresh waters. We loved it. Next time we will schedule more time at Playa Norte Isla Mujeres.

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Findlay, Ohio, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The best times in Isla were spent on a chair at Sunset Grill on Playa Norte. Gorgeous water, perfect sand, it's a postcard.

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Spooner, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It is truly the most beautiful beach I have had the pleasure to be at. It is shallow, you can walk in the water for ever!

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