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“A fun beach with lots of attractions” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Playa Tortugas

Playa Tortugas
Ranked #21 of 139 things to do in Cancun
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Owner description: This beach is lined with open-air cafes, restaurants and bars, making it a perfect place to scope out the crowd.
Oakland, California
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290 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“A fun beach with lots of attractions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Go there to bungee jump, or watch others bungee jump. Or just rent a jetski or boat or take the ferry to Isla Mujeres. Also has good bars and lots of entertainment.

Visited January 2013
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Bronxville, NY
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Ferry to Isla Muheres”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

The Ferry boat ride, about thirty minutes to the Island was fun.
Swam at a nice lagoon beach. rented gold cart to drive around
the island/. Town quaint, colorful. Great lunch and a lot of fun.

Visited January 2013
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Columbus
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Crowded and ugly”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

The only reason to go to this beach is the lack of waves, and if you're looking for that you should just continue your journey to Isla mujeres.

Seaweed everywhere, but the worst part is that beach is very small. You also can't go very far into the water (can you anywhere in cancun?) because there's so much activity going on. You know what? the activity is actually the worst part. You will be hounded and harassed everywhere on this tiny beach. Either go to isla mujeres for water you can actually enjoy or playa delphines for a serene beach.

Visited January 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A transportation hub”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Some things I read before going here led me to believe this was an awesome beach to hang out/ swim. The concierge at the hotel gave me a funny look when I said we wanted to go here and said it is full of boats. She was right. The beach itself is smallish and the view is a large dock. If you're looking to get to Isla Muejeres, this is where you go, but if you want a beach to relax and hang out on- go toward cancun a little more at the entrance of casa maya or towards the hotel zone with a variety of other options.

Visited January 2013
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Para-sailing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We went para-sailing here and people were like jumping down are throats trying to get us to buy crap. It cost like $1 to go to the bathroom here too lol. Para-sailing was pretty fun except for the man begging for a tip at the end.

Visited December 2012
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