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Address: north end of Isla Mujeres, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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US$75.00*
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Trimaran Sightseeing Cruise in Cancun
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US$188.00*
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Whale Shark Snorkeling Adventure in Isla Contoy with Lunch

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Paradise

White cool sand a clear water, perfect! Nice bars and the fantastic view over the caribien ocean. The total summits a perfect day in the sun.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Birgitta N
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Kungsbacka, Sweden
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Kungsbacka, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

White cool sand a clear water, perfect! Nice bars and the fantastic view over the caribien ocean. The total summits a perfect day in the sun.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This beach's appearance definitely lived up to our expectations. Yet the first time we went was at time when it was so crowded which was a little unfortunate. We went again the morning before we left and there was barely anyone there which was very enjoyable. If you want to beat the crowds I would suggest going in the morning... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful and relaxing beach with clear and calm water perfect for snorkeling and playing around. Great view of the sunset!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The best beach ever. It's paradise Quiet and nice I just love the place - and better than beaches in Cancun

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful and relaxing beach! A must when you visit Isla Mujeres! You can rent a beach/bed at Fenix or just bring a towel and have a ball. We packed a cooler with ice and some beers it was perfect. We also had snorkels and its a must do when you are at Playa Norte, the water is clean and cool!

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Carney, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This beach is by far one of the best in Cancun. My grandkids could for the first time in Mexico get in the water and play in calm waters. Such a relaxing place, I could spend everyday there. A must beach to visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very glad we stopped here! Easy walk from the ultramar ferry. We hung out on the beach. Bring your own towels to avoid paying for chairs. Some of the restaurants allow you to use their beach chairs if you eat at their restaurant. Their are plenty of options for food. We also got massages for about 35 USD/hour, definitely worth... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The beach is beautiful here. Very soft sand. Sometimes you have to walk around 'sections' between different hotels and bars. It was crowded when we were there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed 6 nights on Isla and made multiple visits to Playa Norte for the awesome beach experience. We always go for the free lounge chairs at the Bar Queen. As long as you're ordering a couple of drinks, it can't be beat for location and value. The staff gives the perfect level of service ... they'll leave you alone unless... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

One of the nicest beaches in the world. Beautiful sea and white powder sand with a very laid back feel. Good snorkeling. Don't miss it.

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