The tropical paradise of Playa Norte occupies a scenic spot on an island once considered the sanctuary of Mayan goddess Ix Chel. Shaded by tall palm trees, the soft white sand provides enough space for playing sports or hosting a party, while the turquoise sea remains as calm as a lake. Snorkel or swim in the inviting shallow water, which teems with fish and other colorful marine creatures. Beach bars provide refreshments and rent out lounge chairs, umbrellas, and towels. Several larger eateries along the water will give you access to changing facilities with any purchase of food and drink. To visit Playa Norte on your trip to Isla Mujeres, use our Isla Mujeres vacation tool.
Tours to Playa Norte
$169 BOOK WITH VIATOR Whale Shark Tour from Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Riviera Maya
Duration: 5 hours
$125 BOOK WITH VIATOR Isla Mujeres All Inclusive Trip from Cancun or Riviera Maya (Not Whale Shark)
Duration: 7 hours
$179 BOOK WITH VIATOR Whale Shark Encounter Full-Day all inclusive Tour from Riviera Maya
Duration: 7 hours
Playa Norte reviews
Playa Norte is beautiful and is the best beach on all of Isla Mujeres. Walkable from the ferry dock, all hotels on that end, and Hildalgo Street (main restaurant/entertainment). Water is clear and..... more »
The visit to the north beach at isla mujeres it's something that you have to do, at least, on time in your life!! Water was so clear and blue, I loved it :) more »
Beautiful, calm, blue, shallow water. The sand is really soft. While I wouldn't suggest letting your stuff out of eyesight, we never saw anybody so much as look at our stuff let alone touch it. It was really nice. :)
Playa Norte has it all: fine white sand, the most beautiful ocean colors I’ve ever seen at a beach. It’s a versatile place: you can either bring your own beach supplies and chill unbothered by the water, or pick one of the many nearby bars and beach clubs for food and drinks service. Look out for the sand strips on the right hand side of the beach, close to the island resort: that’s where you’ll find the bluest, clearest water.
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