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Playa Norte

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Playa Norte

Was on Isla last June (stayed at Avalon.) The deep stretch of sand that IS Playa Norte was essentially gone. The area of beach in front of Na Balam was only about 5 feet. deep

I was first on Isla in the summer of 2000, then again in November of 2000 and once more in May of 2001 and the beach was quite large.

Is this the result of the last hurricane? Or have I lost my mind? Going back in mid-October and sunsets on Playa Norte really are spectacular.

Any clarification would be greatly appreciated.

Terre Haute, Indiana
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1. Re: Playa Norte

As I understand it, it is just nature redecorating at her own will. It is smaller near Avalon, but hugh in front of Sergios. Time changes all.

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2. Re: Playa Norte

much of that beach erosion was from hurricane Wilma. I was down the first of November and the beach area you speak of was pretty much gone, but I have heard that it is slowly returning.

Mother nature will take care of the beach, I've seen it that way before :)

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