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Playa Norte off Cancun mainland rated one of top beaches in world

Cancun, Q.R. — Playa Norte on the island of Isla Mujeres, just off the mainland from the popular destination city of Cancun, has been rated as one of the top beaches in the world.

The 2018 Traveler’s Choice Awards rated the exquisite beach as 10 out of the Top 25 Beaches in the World, with an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars. The beach was rated by more than 6,000 visitors of which 76 percent rated as excellent.

Isla Mujeres, which translates into Island of Women, was once a Mayan sanctuary to goddess Ixchel. The beach at the north end of the island, Playa Norte, is a long stretch of sand that runs along the island with crystal clear warm waters and stunning white sand.

The beach area is filled with an array of shops and eateries while offshore, numerous speed boats and yachts are often seen anchored while their passengers simply wade to shore for a bite to eat.

Playa Norte was the only beach in Mexico named on the 2018 Traveler’s Choice Awards.