It’s not a surprise that Playa Norte is one of the most beautiful beaches in North America. In 2020 was selected in the Top 25 of the Travellers Choice Awards of Tripadvisor, recognizing this place as a top destination to visit in the world.
Why is special
Playa Norte is located in Isla Mujeres (Island of Women), in Quintana Roo (Mexico), a place surrounded by cristalines water in the carribena sean.
What you can do in Playa Norte
White sand and translucent waters are part of your daily view, where you can relax, swim and make scuba diving (if you are a fan of it).
During the night you can appreciate a different face with a thriving nightlife, where tourists visit shops, restaurants, and clubs. But don’t think this is a crowded place like Ibiza, you can enjoy a friendly family atmosphere.
How can you arrive at Playa Norte
You can take the R1 bus from Cancun, which stops at Puerto Juarez. There you can take the Ultramar ferry, departing every half hour. The island is 15 minutes ferry from the pier of Puerto Juarez.
Tips from travelers
- The best beach area is in the furthest north/west tip of the island.
- If you want to avoid the crowd, arrive at the beach near the sunset.
- Avoid weekends, the best day is tuesday.
- You don’t need to rent a chair or umbrella if you bring your stuff.
The top 25 beaches
According to the Travellers Choice Awards 2020 of Tripadvisor, this is the complete list of world top beaches:
- Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brasil.
- Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands.
- Playa Paraiso, Cayo Largo, Cuba.
- Spiaggia dei Conigli, Lampedusa, Islands of Sicily.
- Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, Arraial do Cabo, Brazil.
- Seven Mile Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman.
- Eagle Beach, Palm/ Eagle Beach, Aruba.
- Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico.
- Varadero Beach, Varadero, Cuba.
- Kleftiko Beach, Milos, Cyclades.
- Siesta Beach, Siesta Key, Florida.
- Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
- Luskentyre, Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides.
- Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, Balearic Islands.
- La Concha Beach, San Sebastian – Donostia, Spain.
- Saint Pete Beach, St. Pete Beach, Florida.
- Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres.
- Maho Beach, Cruz Bay, St. John.
- Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
- Woolacombe Beach, Woolacombe, United Kingdom.
- Elafonissi Beach, Elafonissi, Greece.
- Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Whitsunday Islands.
- Cala Mariolu, Baunei, Italy.
- Balos Lagoon, Kissamos, Greece.
- Black Sand Beach, Vik, Iceland.