Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres – Info, Ferry Schedules & Private Tours

Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres – Is constantly voted one of the Best Beach Near Cancun.

Isla Mujeres is a Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea, 13 kilometers off the coast of Cancún. It’s a vacation destination known for beaches such as northern Playa Norte, resort hotels, and for snorkeling and scuba diving on the surrounding coral reefs. At Punta Sur, the southern tip, there’s a lighthouse, the remains of a Mayan temple, and a sanctuary for sea turtles. ― Source Google

How to get to Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres?

Isla Mujeres is just a short ferry ride from the Cancun Hotel Zone and it’s often rated one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.  If you visit Cancun, Mexico you must spend a day or two here.

There are two ferries that go from Cancun to Isla Mujeres.

The UtraMar also has boats that depart Cancun’s hotel zone to Isla Mujeres. The ferry leaves from three locations in the hotel zone: Playa Tortugas, El Embarcadero, and Playa Caracol. Check the timetable at Ultra Mar Ferry.

Ultra Mar also has ferries departing from Gran Puerto, Puerto Juarez, which is a cab or car ride from the Hotel Zone in Cancun. This ferry runs more often than the other ferry locations.  Here are the timetables and routes for ferry departures.

Isla Mujeres Things To Do?

  1. Hang out on the pristine Playa Norte beach
  2. Get photographed at one of the world most iconic beaches
  3. Go see Punta Sur
  4. Rent a golf cart (one of the best ways to see most of Isla Mujeres!)
  5. Walk around Centro
  6. Day trip to Isla Contoy
  7. MUSA(underwater museum of art in Isla Mujeres)
  8. Go fishing
  9. Snorkeling
  10. Scuba diving
  11. Swim with whale sharks
  12. Visit la Tortuga Granja (turtle farm)
  13. Sunset cruise on a catamaran
  14. Taco and margarita tour
  15. Spend the night or a couple of days there

These are photographs from a private tour to Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres 

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