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“Amazing and Affordable”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Playa Norte

Playa Norte
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$75.00*
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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“Amazing and Affordable”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Playa del Norte is probably the best beach area on Isla Mujeres but it isn't the only beach area. They are all good. We have been on Isla 5-7 times. It has become more touristy compared to our first visit 26 years ago. On holidays the locals (with large extended families) crowd the beaches starting early in the morning and stay until the sun goes down. There is still always some beach area to find somewhere. The Posada del Mar is our favorite place to stay and eat. It is most reasonable and the people are long time employees and very friendly. No matter where we are staying we almost always eat at the Posada del Mar for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack of chips and fresh Guacamole!

The Avalon on the far North part of the island is nice if you can get a fair deal. Somtimes it is best to get a good deal in Cancun for your stay and take the 'fast' boat over to Isla Mujeres for the day.

Visited February 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Great shallow beach”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

The water is an unreal blue, and the sand never feels hot under your feet. The water is shallow for a very long time, so it's great for kids or new swimmers. What else do you want from a beach? Occasionally crowded with Cancun daytrippers and such, but get there early in the morning and enjoy the beautiful beach!

Visited January 2013
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Ocean City, Maryland
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“Niceee!”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

The north end was cool. There are several beachy restaurant/bars there, the beach is beautiful...you can walk out a hundred yards and still be knee deep in water.

Visited February 2013
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“THE beach on the Isla”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

The Playa Norte is crowded; locals and tourists flock to the best sand and beach on the Isla. Bars etc are convenient. Umbrellas, lounges, etc. The water is Caribbean blue and the sands are white. Some topless sunbathing, a few perky views are available.

Visited February 2013
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check, VA
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“Shallow and safe”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Lovely shallow protected beach. The scene here is lively, safe for children but plenty of interest for adults too

Visited February 2013
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