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Address: Cancun, Mexico
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This beach is lined with open-air cafes, restaurants and bars, making it a...

This beach is lined with open-air cafes, restaurants and bars, making it a perfect place to scope out the crowd.

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Good place to eat, too small to sunbed

We were approach by one of the waiter and decided to have lunch their twice. The food was good and we were satisfied. Then we wanted to lie down on a deck chair but there was none... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Rémy J
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Malmö, Skåne Län, Sweden
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Florida
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126 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At first glance it seemed to be a great spot to chill but within minutes it became so crowded that there was no place to sunbath ...

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Thank ADVENTURES47
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's just a fun little cove that has less big waves during a high wind. You can pick up a catamaran that will take you to Isla Mujeres here or a ferry to go straight there. Get there by the local bus for a dollar each way.

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Thank 536danat
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good transportation service and up-beat environment. The boat to and from Isla Mujeres was always on time and clean. Good job!

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Cuneo, Italy
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35 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Locals can be really stressy when it comes to vending. I hate being pressed to look at something or to buy something. It would be much nicer if we had been let alone. Moreover it is not clean and we did not feel safe.

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Thank 648giovannac
Malmö, Skåne Län, Sweden
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were approach by one of the waiter and decided to have lunch their twice. The food was good and we were satisfied. Then we wanted to lie down on a deck chair but there was none available in the sun, the only ones were in the shadow. This review concerns the restaurant called Playa Tortugas, located on the beach... More 

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Thank Rémy J
Banff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

On my way from airport to ferry terminal got dropped off here to wait for the ferry to isla mejures 50 minute wait but waited b4 in worse places

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Thank Alan D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This was a beautiful place to spend a lazy day at the beach on our short trip to Cancun. We arrive at the beach early, around 10am and were able to get two beach chairs and an umbrella for the day for about 150 pesos (7 or 8 US). We were also able to order drinks and food from our... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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11 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This use to be a quiet local beach. It is now commercialized with a bad vibe. We no longer visit this beach. Most local beaches have now been ruined by the hotels and businesses.

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Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Took the ferry to Isla Mujeres from here. The location seems to have a number of shops including restaurants.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Cant say much reason being I took the ferry. They have several places there you can eat, drink or just hang out in the sun. It is a place you hang out if you wish.

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