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“Lovely beach and calm waters”
Review of Playa Tortugas

Ranked #25 of 149 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.
Rochester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Lovely beach and calm waters”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Spent several days here and the beach is lovely and the sea seems calmer here than along other parts of the hotel zone beaches.

Visited February 2013
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Jamestown, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“local families beach”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

if you do not like to go where local families take their kids swimming and playing, stay at your "all inclusive" beach resort....we loved Playa Tortugas and Restaurant Familiar. Yes, there is some seaweed and it is not the most expansive stretch of sand, but my wife and I loved it.

Visited February 2013
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Ottawa, Ontario
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“not the best beach, but as a port to go to Isla Mujeres”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Although there is a beach here, the place is better accessed as a port to catch the ferries. The ferry services were well managed, with pleasant staff, for our particular trip (snorkeling and other sea sports)

Visited January 2013
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Balsam Lake, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fun time”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

This ferry was close to the hotel. Would have liked to have spent a little more time here to shop and to have a drink or so but we wanted to get over to the island.

Visited January 2013
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botkins ohio
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“travel to Isla Mujeres”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Took the ultra mar to the island $17.00 us dollars round trip,rented golf carts from the island"rentadora"$40.00 us dollars even gave us a cooler loaded up with cervezas and cruised around the island and ate at picus for seafood tacos tip ultra mar leaves every hour we would leave at 9:00AM next time you can zipline swim with the dolphins or swim at the beach or shop or just drink.

Visited January 2013
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