Located in the Mexican island Isla Mujeres, Playa Norte is a popular travel destination for those seeking warm weather and sandy beaches. The climate is hot all year long, and you can reach the beach via boat from Cancun. Visiting Playa Norte can be the trip of a lifetime, as long as you follow these tips to make the most of your vacation:
Stay in a beachfront casita.
You may pay a little more to stay right on the beach rather than a few streets inland, but it is so worth it. When you stay in a beachfront casita, which is like a little cottage on the beach, you get to drift off to sleep with the sound of the waves and wake up each morning to enjoy the scent of salty air. You won't have to waste time walking or biking to the beach each day, which is a good thing considering how hot the weather can get--especially in the summer months.
Rent a moped or scooter.
The entire Isla Mujeres is only about 4 miles long, so you can feasibly explore the entire island. But taking a taxi around all day can get expensive, and you miss a lot of the beautiful views through the window. So, your best approach is to rent a moped or scooter. There are several different rental companies with bases on the beach, so you should have no trouble finding one. Riding a scooter around Playa Norte is not difficult since the roads are paved. There's a main road that travels all of the way around the perimeter of the island, so riding that route is a good start to your exploration efforts.
Many of the small businesses around Playa Norte do not accept credit or debit cards, so do plan on bringing cash to spend. Most vendors do accept American Dollars, though you may save some cash if you use Medican Pesos instead. There are ATMs at some of the busier, larger businesses on the island if you need to withdraw extra cash.
Enjoy exotic cuisine.
Diving into unfamiliar food can be a bit intimidating, but it's so worth getting over your fears and enjoying the local cuisine on Isla Mujeres! One of the best dishes to try is Tixin Xoc, a dish made with fresh red snapper, onions, and Mexican spices. Sip a mojito alongside your fish, and you have a feast fit for a king.
Contact a company like Nah Uxibal Vacation Rentals for more information and assistance.