About Playa Norte

Playa Norte in Isla Mujeres 

Have you ever wanted to feel as if you’re in a tropical music video? The beautiful beaches, perfect weather, and sultry rhythm make the ultimate temptation. Or maybe you’re just looking for the ideal getaway to escape your everyday life and leave stress behind. Either way, you’ve stumbled across the perfect place. Visit the top beach in the world at Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres!

Take a day trip and just relax by the water, visit one of the many beach-side bars, or have an adventure at a nearby attraction. The choice is yours! A trip to this Mexican island beach will have you as the star of your own production. It will melt your every worry and make you feel as tan, tranquil, and thankful as ever – having a drink in hand can top it all off! 

Beach Fun

Located on the northern end of Isla Mujeres, Playa Norte is a beautiful Mexican beach with a unique atmosphere. You likely want to make the most of your vacation and explore as much as you can, but reserve at least one day that you can use to rest and truly refresh.

If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the wildly popular tourist spots, then visit Playa Norte at any time of day to experience the oasis that it creates. The immaculate white sand is soft and welcoming as it leads to the crystal waters. The expanse of clear skies makes the perfect background for all of your beachy social media posts. 

The shallow waters of Playa Norte make it perfect for the whole family. Take the afternoon to safely float on the water and get some vitamin D while watching the kids swim and splash near the beach. Your crew of all ages will enjoy a quieter day to unwind. 

Nearby Attractions

Playa Norte is a great place to relax, but take advantage of what the island has to offer nearby. There are many attractions and shops that you can visit to have the ultimate vacation experience. Dolphin Discovery is located towards the southern part of Isla Mujeres. Book a visit to learn about, hug, and swim with dolphins and other marine life. This unique experience will be sure to make lasting memories. 

Another option is visiting Garrafon Natural Reef Park, where you can snorkel, kayak, and zip-line all in one place! There are also options like the Mayan sauna if you are looking for a more relaxing day. 

Both of these attractions will make a great addition to your itinerary when visiting Playa Norte. 

Best Food Spots 

After taking the time to chill on the beach and be adventurous, you will definitely want to refuel. Isla Mujeres offers many options near Playa Norte to stop and grab a bite to eat and drink. Here are a few of our top picks:

  • ChiChi’s & Charlie’s Beach Club and Restaurant offer a restaurant and bar combination that you will love. They have fresh seafood, traditional Mexican plates, and a drink menu for your pina colada needs. If you are not feeling as experimental, they also have more American-style dishes like burgers and hot dogs. 
  • Sunset Grill is our higher-end pick for visitors looking for a fine dining experience. They offer seafood starters and a good variety of soup, pasta, or meat options. Their menu even has a gluten-free and vegetarian section, if needed.  
  • Buho’s is a restaurant and bar that is located at the Maria del Mar beach hotel. They advertise as being casual and open-air, with swings and hammocks as seating options. Try one of their island specialties and a tropical drink to go with it. 

Ready to Go?

Visit Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres to escape, unwind, and experience a different side of the Mexican beaches. Pack each day of your vacation with activities or let some days flow as they may. You can’t go wrong when you’re visiting paradise!