Destroyed jetty on a white sandy beach at Isla Blanca.

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Cabañas Playa Blanca


A beach club and rustic cabins on a lovely stretch of white-sand beach overlooking Isla Mujeres. Get here before the big hotels attempt to completely take over the area. Cash only. Turn right at the 'Isla Blanca' sign just past the Hotel Riu Dunamar.

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4. Isla Blanca

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6. Hacienda Mundaca


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