Playa Norte

Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres: Address, Playa Norte Reviews: 4.5/5

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dna29
Cincinnati, OH22 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
So glad we came to this beach. It’s perfect!!! Clear water, soft sand, shops, and restaurants. You won’t be disappointed if you spend a beach day here. It was just what we needed since our resort beach in the riviera maya was unusable due to seaweed.
Written June 19, 2022
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Nici H
Oklahoma City, OK33 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Beautiful beach, great massage upstairs at Chambo, and ice cream vendors walking around for the kids. Overall, it was a great day and one of the best beaches in Mexico…not much algae.:-)
Written June 17, 2022
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Gary M
Dallas, Texas10 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
It is crowded and very noisy. The water is beautiful but there still is seaweed. I wanted to relax but there is no way. Multiple sources of loud music, constant people selling things, most annoying believe it or not was the popsicle people, ringing the bell alone is not enough to bother me but constantly hitting a piece of metal on metal and multiple carts just put me over the edge. Regarding the crowds, the hotel guests were only a small percentage of the people, there are many people who come over for the day and they come to party. I would rather go to not as nice of a beach with less noise and fewer people.
Written June 9, 2022
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Donna R-H
2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Absolutely beautiful
Float in paradise, rent a beach chair and order tacos with guac, mojito.
The best
Can't wait to get back 🌞👏
Written June 2, 2022
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Brian-Cathy
Mississauga, Canada266 contributions
May 2022
we love the north beach. amazing beach and spectacular ocean. Visit the Guru Beach Club for amazing food and service.
Written May 28, 2022
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Alejandra L
New Orleans, LA17 contributions
May 2022 • Family
This place sucks. The water is clear and beautiful, the people are rude and ready to take advantage of you. It’s just a tacky beach.
Written May 21, 2022
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Julie V
Thunder Bay, Canada23 contributions
May 2022
My husband and I travelled to Isla Mujeres as part of a sailing cruise and we had so much fun! We had over 2.5 hours to explore the island. We did some shopping, started walking South but then quickly realized it was just way to hot! The day we went was so hot we could feel the heat radiating off of the pavement. So we took our tour guides advice and directions and found ourselves swimming at Playa Norte. Walking up to the beach you just see the crystal blue water of the ocean and it was definitely inviting!

We rented two beach chairs and umbrella from "Felipez Water Sports Center" just so we had somewhere to sit and drop our stuff while we swam. A gentleman named Reuben worked there, and he was so kind! He took our drink and food orders and was very quick in bringing it to us. He made sure we were taken care of to say the least! It was nice having a spot to relax as the beach is quite full due to hotels in the area plus tourism. There was barely anyone swimming in the water or at least it didn't seem like it because the swimming area is very big!

We had a wonderful time relaxing at Playa Norte, and maybe we will get to check out the Southernmost point the next time we travel to Isla Mujeres :)
Written May 21, 2022
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WillieC
Kansas City131 contributions
May 2022
Sadly it must be reported that Isla Mujeres if lost and gone forever. We have visited the island many times over the years and were looking forward to this visit. Sadly the experience has been soured. We have always enjoyed renting a golf cart and the drive around the island and the whole peaceful experience of the island. Now this is not possible due to the hordes of tourists descending on the island by the boatload every 30 minutes on Ultamar ferries. The streets were packed with golf carts and many of the roads were so packed that it was impossible to find parking place or an area to turn the cart around. Our favorite little beach side bar on Playa Lanchera, which in the past was our go to for a cold beer and snacks has now been turned into a rowdy beach club with payment demanded to enter and large boats packed with people dumping them out every few minutes. A quaint and peaceful little area ruined forever.

North Beach was impossible. Thousands and thousands or people, impossible to find golf cart parking, all the beach bars packed to overflowing and most of then charging cover charges on top of inflated food and drink prices. North Beach is now also ruined.

Sadly this will be our last visit to an island that we loved. It has gone the way of Tulum which is also a favorite place ruined by hordes of tourists and greedy locals.
Written May 15, 2022
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travelingterri
Minnetonka, MN382 contributions
May 2022
Playa Norte is the best beach anywhere! there's so many places to chose to stay and many beach clubs. plan to be back as soon as we can!
Written May 13, 2022
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Hailey D
Oklahoma City, OK86 contributions
Apr 2022
We spent the afternoon here. We ate and drank at Chichi and Charlies and chilled in the water after that. Beach chairs are for rent ONLY! But you can avoid it and just hand it on the beach if you want. We went on a Sunday and the island as a whole was pretty busy compared to when we have been there on a week day.
Written May 4, 2022
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