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Playa Norte in Isla Mujeres

Playa Norte in Isla Mujeres

Playa Norte: A beautiful stretch of beach on the northern side of the island. Unlike the choppy waters of Cancun, Playa Norte is characterized by calm, turquoise waters and white sand. To the right of the beach in front of our resort had two abandoned boardwalks that were perfect for taking amazing pictures.   Walk eastward from Privilege Aluxes to find more gorgeous and charming scenery and waters. Some of the spots along the beach are reminiscent of Corona commercials…

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Snorkeling Tour in Isla Mujeres

Snorkeling Tour in Isla Mujeres

Snorkeling Tour: We went on a short snorkeling tour with Tripper (Fantasea Tours) for USD 20 per person. The tour was at 10:30 AM and there were 10 tourists, snorkeling guide, deckhand, and captain on the boat (our boat seemed to be relatively better than others onshore). Snorkeling gear, fins, and life vests (by law, everyone is required to wear a life vest while on a snorkeling tour) were included in the trip; the equipment was of poor quality and…

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Cenote Ik Kil

Cenote Ik Kil

Cenote Ik Kil: Although we were a bit bummed that the visit to Ik Kil had to be pushed back due to the “5,000 school kids at Chichen Itza (read my post on Chichen Itza for background story),” plunging into a cool natural water formation was a welcoming and refreshing idea, as we were feeling grimy and sweaty after getting beaten up by the sun and humidity at Chichen Itza. This was one of the activities I was really looking…

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