Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres

8 Feb

Jorge went to Merida this weekend for his mom’s surgery, which went very well! He came back Sunday evening, and since I had Monday off for a Mexican holiday, we decided to go to Isla Mujeres to celebrate our 4 year dating anniversary. (Can we still celebrate that even if we’re married? Well, we did.)

One of my favorite things about going to Isla Mujeres is the ferry ride. Here are some shots…

That's Cancun's hotel zone skyline on the horizon

Isla Mujeres on the horizon


We arrived at the Isla Mujeres port and headed straight for my favorite spot in the entire world… Playa Norte (North Beach).


My view


My favorite part of Playa Norte is the water. There are no waves (I hate waves), and the water is only chest-deep for as far as the eye can see. The sand is powdery, and there are no plants or rocks underfoot. It’s like swimming in a pool, but it’s the ocean!

After a few hours we saw some storm clouds rolling in, and we decided to head back to the ferry.

On the ferry ride back home, we could also see some intense storm clouds headed for Cancun on the horizon. It made for some cool shots.

We were lucky to get back home before the rain started! Today I’m back at the office (no fun) and it’s still raining!

18 Responses to “Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres”

  1. KfromMichigan February 8, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    The beach, white sand and beautiful blue water looks so darn good! It is so cold here and we have white SNOW (I hate it)

  2. foxy February 8, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    That looks like HEAVEN. Some days, I am so freaking jealous of the world you’re living in. 🙂

  3. laurencancun February 8, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

    As you know, we were just there a couple of weeks ago and love it too!!! Great pics 🙂

  4. Nikki February 8, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

    You’re killin’ me smalls! I’m dying to go!

    • gringation February 9, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

      Glad to know I’m not the only person that uses that phrase! Unfortunately in Mexico nobody gets the reference haha

  5. Salt February 8, 2011 at 9:39 pm #

    Oh. My. God.
    I need to be someplace like that right now. We are getting back into the low teens tonight and it’s windy and miserable. I felt warmer just looking at your photos!

    What a great vacation!

  6. Kate February 9, 2011 at 2:33 am #

    Seeing as how it’s 2 degrees here, literally, I’m not sure I can be all that happy for you in your beautiful Cancun. I’m a teeny bit jealous right now…not gonna lie! 🙂

    The pictures are amazing!

  7. Daddy February 9, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    Is that the place where we went with you and Jorge when we came down for graduation? It really was beautiful. I want to go there again – soon.

    • gringation February 9, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

      Yeah, it is! When ya’ll come back down, we’ll be more than glad to take you.

  8. joeandharryabroad February 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    Ohmygod it looks amazing, the colour of the sea is beautiful! Well done for getting in before the rain started!!

  9. Ashlie February 9, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    Beautiful shots!

  10. Julie M. February 10, 2011 at 2:26 am #

    Girl, that is just downright mean posting those delicious shots! That one of your feet showing how clear the water is almost had me running for my passport right then and there. What an amazing place to celebrate!

  11. Holyoke Home February 10, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

    Those clouds look AMAZING. Oh. That beach.


  12. MurdocksMama February 11, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

    Can’t think of a better way to spend a day off! Glad you enjoyed it…I’m jealous!!! 🙂

  13. melissa February 14, 2011 at 4:30 pm #

    gorgeous! I just went to the rivera maya for my honeymoon and I can not wait to go back..

  14. Ang February 17, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

    Beautiful photos!!

  15. Ceri May 13, 2011 at 11:11 am #

    The water looks absolutely incredible. So clear.

  16. RumShopRyan August 30, 2011 at 10:29 pm #

    Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful. Thanks for sharing this on #TTOT!

    Cheers to sunny days on the beach with a drink you our hands!

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