Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres in Mexico was ranked among the 10 best beaches in the world according to the TripAdvisor 2019 Traveler’s Choice Awards. Situated just off the coast of Cancun in the state of Quintana Roo, Isla Mujeres is a stunning Mexican Caribbean island with a laid-back vibe in one of the world’s top vacation destinations.
“Isla Mujeres (translated to mean ‘island of women’) offers a wide variety of tempting options for beach lovers, and is a relative bargain”, wrote TripAdvisor. “Snorkel with tropical fish among coral reefs, skim the blue waters by kayak or boat, or windsurf along the shores of soft, sandy beaches”.
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This isn’t the first time TripAdvisor has recognized the beaches of Isla Mujeres Mexico to be among the world’s finest and Playa Norte was ranked among the top ten beaches last year and also in 2017. Virtually any time of the year is a great time to vacation in Isla Mujeres, which is one of those rare places you can visit that feels like a real escape from the ordinary.
“On land, you can sunbathe, dine on seafood, dance to Latin rhythms, tour on a moped or belly up to the bar for fresh, delicious drinks”, TripAdvisor added.
The island’s charm lies partly in its small size (only four miles long) and is enhanced by its slow pace and true Caribbean island vibe. Isla Mujeres is a destination for anyone who loves to enjoy beautiful beaches, simple pleasures and relaxation. Just a quick 20-minute ferry ride from Cancun, it might as well be worlds away.
Most of Isla Mujeres is surrounded by the most stunning beaches you will find anywhere on the planet, but - thankfully - the island has yet to be consumed by big-box resorts and mega-hotels. Instead, visitors can expect to find a magical retreat that is unlike anywhere else in the world!
Playa Norte (which translates to mean “north beach”) has calm, clear, warm turquoise water that is shallow for about 100 meters out from the shoreline. It’s pristine but not isolated, with just the right amount of charming beach bars and restaurants that are frequented by tourists from all over the world.
Isla Mujeres is also a great destination for experiencing a variety of different water sports, from swimming with whale sharks and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters, to exploring the lighthouse reef, underwater art museum and meeting the many brightly-colored sea creatures that call the waters off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula home.
In total, TripAdvisor ranked 25 of the world’s best beaches and Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres came in at number nine. The list is greatly respected as user-generated content and each beach is ranked directly on the quantity and quality of the comments and reviews left by users of the popular online travel platform.
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