Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres

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Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres: Our most recommended tours and activities

Cancun & Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Tour + Playa Norte Beach

1. Cancun & Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Tour + Playa Norte Beach

Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with the largest concentration of Whale Sharks in the world, just north of Isla Contoy.  Start your tour with early morning pickup from any hotel or Airbnb in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, and Tulum. Head towards the all-new private marina located at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal in Cancun for a quick check-in. Before boarding, enjoy pastries with coffee while listening to the instructions and safety briefing.  Once in the boat, get kitted out with mandatory life vests and full snorkeling gear. All boats depart at 8 AM and navigate for approximately 45 minutes to the whale shark area north of Contoy. Once you have found the sharks, begin the swimming and snorkeling. Enjoy 2 to 3 immersions per person always with 2 people and 1 guide in the water. Spend a full 2.5 hours in total with the Whale Sharks, also observing Manta Rays, Dolphins, and Turtles.  After swimming with the sharks, make a final stop in beautiful Playa Norte beach in Isla Mujeres, considered one of the 20 most beautiful beaches in the world. Here, the boats will remain for about 1 hour for you to relax on the beach or do some more snorkeling. Return to Cancun at around 1 PM where the transportation will take you back to your hotel or Airbnb.

Cancun/Riviera Maya: Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Snorkel Trip

2. Cancun/Riviera Maya: Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Snorkel Trip

Spend the day on an all-inclusive snorkeling tour to Isla Mujeres. See colorful marine life, stunning beaches, and vibrant downtown as you explore the island. Start your tour with a prompt air-conditioned van transfer to bring you safely from your hotel to the private marina inside Cancun's Punta Sam Ferry Terminal. Listen to a briefing about the day as you enjoy a quick morning snack of coffee, juices, water, fruit, and sweet rolls. Hop onto a boat and make your first snorkeling stop for 45 minutes en route to Isla Mujeres at the Punta Sam Reef. Then the boat will navigate around the island from South to North. Explore the hidden canals of Isla Mujeres, finding places that you cannot access on other tours. After this, head over to the Beach Club for a delicious buffet lunch served along with your favorite drink. Next, cross over to Playa Norte beach, considered one of the world's nicest beaches, and enjoy its crystal clear waters as you try some more snorkeling. Make your last stop in Isla Mujeres downtown for 1 hour of free time to walk around. The colorful town is considered a "Pueblo Magico" because of its natural beauty, cultural richness, traditions, folklore, historical relevance, cuisine, art crafts, and great hospitality. Head back and enjoy music, drinks, and dancing on the boat ride back to the Marina in Cancun. Return to the private facility at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal, and take a comfortable return transfer back to your hotel.

From Cancún: Isla Mujeres Sunset Cruise

3. From Cancún: Isla Mujeres Sunset Cruise

Get picked up in Cancun and enjoy a magnificent sunset at Isla Mujeres. Discover the charm of Isla Mujeres by embarking on a Caribbean sunset cruise.  Walk through downtown Isla Mujeres and admire its colorful streets. Learn all of its history and legends, then head to Playa Norte beach. Go for a quick swim before sunset in one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.  Admire the amazing views of Cancun Bay and visit places like the church, the esplanade at City Hall, and the pier or “malecón,” located next to the Mexican Caribbean. Witness one of the most spectacular sunsets in the Mexican Caribbean. Take memories with you to last a lifetime.

Cancun: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to Isla Mujeres

4. Cancun: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to Isla Mujeres

Embark on a day of fun in the sun aboard a double-decker catamaran. Swim and snorkel in coastal reefs, slide down the waterslide and jump from the trampoline into beautiful, clear waters. Breakfast and lunch are included onboard along with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.  Meet the group near the Cancun hotel zone and let the adventure begin, learning some salsa moves on the way to Isla Mujeres. Choose the snorkeling or all-inclusive options and explore the Musa and El Meco Reef areas underwater, or just enjoy jumping and sliding off the boat in the sun.  After the snorkeling, the bar will open, serving a selection of national alcoholic beverages. The party continues while your crew prepares a full lunch of ceviche, beef and chicken fajitas, quesadillas, salad, rice, and guacamole.  Next, disembark on Isla Mujeres and explore the island on foot or by golf cart (all-inclusive option only). For those exploring on foot, make sure to check out the lively streets full of handicraft shops, bars, restaurants, and friendly locals. A trip to the beautiful North Beach is also a must. For those exploring by golf cart, travel up the rocky coast and check out Ixchel’s temple, the Mayan goddess for fertility. At the end of the day, return to the boat where the party continues with drinks, dancing, and music until just before sunset.

From Cancun: Isla Mujeres Catamaran Day Trip with Lunch

5. From Cancun: Isla Mujeres Catamaran Day Trip with Lunch

Discover the beauty of the Mexican Caribbean on this catamaran day trip from Cancun to the tropical island of Isla Mujeres. Discover facinating underwater sculptures are the MUSA Underwater Museum. Relax with a buffet lunch and drinks from an open bar at a beach club. Board a spacious catamaran at Playa Langosta in Cancun and embark on a cruise to Isla Mujeres. Stop to snorkel through a variety of sculptures at the MUSA Underwater Museum. Admire how art and nature combine in this unique space.  Soak up some sun on the way to Isla Mujeres. Spend 2-hours of free time exploring the colorful shops and cafes in Isla Mujeres. Capture some pictures of the vividly-colored buildings for social media. Head to the "Discovery Island" beach club. Sit back in a lounge chair under a beach umbrella with a drink from the open bar next to the club's swimming pool. Savor local flavors with access to variety of fresh foods at the clubs buffet lunch. Keep your belongings safe with access to lockers.

Cancún: Swim with Whale Sharks & Playa Norte Beach

6. Cancún: Swim with Whale Sharks & Playa Norte Beach

Hop on a boat and head for Contoy Island, home to the largest congregation of whale sharks in the world. After a close encounter with these creatures, head for the beach to relax or snorkel. Start your adventure at the marina in Cancun with some coffee and bread. Receive a safety briefing from the crew and board your boat. Life vests and full snorkeling gear will be provided to ensure you have the safest and best experience. Enjoy the boat trip out to Contoy Island, then get ready to jump in and swim with the sharks. Savour the experience of swimming with these incredible creatures. There will be 2 to 3 immersions per person, always with 2 people and the guide in the water at any one time. After swimming with the sharks, enjoy a stop at Playa Norte beach in Isla Mujeres. Either relax on the beach or do some more snorkeling. Enjoy some soft drinks and snacks, before heading back by boat to the marina at Cancun.

Cancun: Whale Shark Snorkeling Experience

7. Cancun: Whale Shark Snorkeling Experience

Swim with the largest known species of fish on the planet: the famous whale shark. Embark on an adventure boat trip from Cancun to get up close and personal with these creatures. Board a comfortable, air-conditioned van at your hotel’s motor lobby and head to the marina for your check-in and briefing. As well as learning all the safety essentials, receive interesting information and facts about whale sharks' biology, their environment and their behavior. Next, embark on the 1-hour journey to see the sharks on a clean and modern boat. Relax as you head out to sea aboard a vessel that is roomy, clean, stable, and safe. Make use of dry storage onboard the 32 ft. boat. Spend some time with the whale sharks. Swim or snorkel in the water among these incredible creatures. On the return journey, enjoy a courtesy stop at Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, enjoying the crystal clear water and white beach sand.

Riviera Maya and Cancun: Isla Mujeres Cruise with Lunch

8. Riviera Maya and Cancun: Isla Mujeres Cruise with Lunch

Explore a reef at Isla Mujeres on this catamaran cruise with the option to be picked up from your accommodation in the Cancun hotel zone or Riviera Maya. Have some free time on Isla Mujeres. Relax with drinks from the open bar and a delicious buffet lunch. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation. Sit back on the air-conditioned transfer to the catamaran. Be welcomed aboard with a glass of wine, fruit, and sweet bread. Embark on your sailing adventure and make use of the open bar that is stocked with purified water, soda, beer, wine, rum, tequila, vodka and whiskey. Stop at a reef that is teeming with colorful marine life. Snorkel to uncover this underwater world. Continue to a beach club in Isla Mujeres where you can unwind in an exclusive VIP area. Soak up the atmosphere at the club while indulging in the open bar and a buffet lunch with varied options like fish, rice, and pasta. Spend some time seeing the island on your own where you can visit the downtown of Isla Mujeres or the North Beach of Isla Mujeres. After your free time, take the Catamaran back to your starting point and transfer back to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 126 reviews

Great atmosphere! Music on the catamaran Drinks galore 1 hour on ISLA Mujeres Time to swim and shop 2/3 times Then something terrible happened!! THE FIESTA GOGO!!! Party music Sexy roger / drinks galore And dances on the boat AMAZING A SUPER TOP EXPERIENCE

I had a great time. The guides were very nice and had great attitudes. Their was live music on the ferry,and the guy was excellent. We had time to swim and timevto wander around the town. It was a great time.

Would do this again in a heart beat! The water was beautiful, snorkeling was so fun, the crew on our specific boat was amazing!! Had such a fun tome

It was a very enjoyable experience. My husband and I had such a great time! Definitely recommend this sunset cruise if you are ever in Cancun!

Excelente. De las playas más hermosas que he visto. Muy buen trato, muy ameno