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“Used to be fabulous” 3 of 5 stars
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Playa Norte
north end of Isla Mujeres, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Port Townsend, Washington
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“Used to be fabulous”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Building up the island hotel seemed to shrink down this beach. They are trying hard to protect it but it is far smaller than it used to be. It is still warm and nice, but very thin.

Visited February 2012
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“Sugar white sand and a drink in my hand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The beach was beautiful and the service from our beach waiters was always on time. The sunsets were phenominal and the water was ice cold on those hot mexican days.

Visited October 2012
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“Best in the Roo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I have to say, it is our favorite area in the Roo. We have stayed in villas and condo from here to Tulum, mainly in Akumal, which we love, but this is the best swimming beach in all of the Yucatan. Wonderful place to bring the kids too as it is shallow quite a ways out. It is generally calm, but we did have some good wave action this week I must say, but that makes it fun for the older kids and adults alike. There are alot of restaurants on Playa Norte, but expect to pay a premium...actually outrageous prices. Walk a bit inland and get the same thing for half the price. Pack a cooler, save some bucks, and settle in for the day. There are many chairs with umbrellas to be had...

Visited October 2012
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“Over sold”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

They said this is the best beach. well the waters are crystal blue and the sand is white but it is public. In Mexico that means panhandlers everywhere.

Visited October 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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“Awesome beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Wide and long white sand beach with many places to choose a beach chair for the day. Many hotels with beachfront restaurants to dine. You can walk way out in the clear blue ocean. It is another great place to experience while on Isla Mujeres

Visited August 2012
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