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“Lived Up to Expectations”
Review of Playa Norte

Playa Norte
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Madison, New Jersey
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“Lived Up to Expectations”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

This was by far one of the best beaches I have been to. The water was clear, calm and wonderful to swim in or simply float. Next time we visit Isla Mujeres we will stay closer to this beach so we can enjoy it more often.

Visited April 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We stayed at Privileges next door to Playa Norte and were here every day. This beach (and ours included in it) is the most stunning beach I have ever seen. White sand, turquoise water drinks and sun, you can't get any better than that.Sit and relax under a palm tree or in a cabana or get a massage on the beach. Laid back and relaxed.

Visited March 2014
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St. Paul, MN
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“The beach of your tropical dreams”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Playa Norte is the beach of your tropical dreams... Fine white sand, palm trees lined, calm clean waters, easy to swim in, electric turquoise waters light it up in the morning, and pinks and oranges paint the sky at sunset. You can spend all day here hanging out, nibbling on delicious guacamole or ceviche served by the beach side bars/restaurants, enjoying cold tropical drinks brought to your beach chair. Best nibbles and drinks of what I have tried so far are from Zazil Ha at Nabalam hotel. But Buho's, Tarzan, Sunset Grill, Chi-Chis will do as well. Some even hang their hammocks between palm trees to take a nap. If you visit Isla, you will Playa Norte! I will be dreaming to going back...

Visited April 2014
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“nice beach”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

nice beach, each area of lounges has different prices, be sure to barter with them. :)
Service is spotty, but friendly.

Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Paradise on earth”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Loved loved this place. The soft white powder like sand ,the turquoise crystal clear waters, the cool laid back vibe, the massages on the beach just listening to the soft breaking of the waves. I did not want to leave but we were just popping over for the day from cancun, if only we had got the earlier crossing and hadn't left it until midday. Miss this place, it's what dreams are made off.

Visited April 2014
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