Beaches on Cozumel

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The beaches along the east coast of Cozumel are best reserved for snorkelers, divers, and surfers, as the waters are just a bit too rough or rocky for a typical relaxing swim.  If you're looking for those soft, powdery sands and calm waters that the Caribbean is known for, stick to the west shore.

Beach Choices In The Area

You'll find a large number of beaches to visit on the island. Regardless of whether you prefer people watching, or you like having more of the beach to yourself, you should be able to find just the right beach. Simply click on individual names for a detailed review of that particular beach.

Paradise Beach

Paradise Beach: There is no denying it, Paradise Beach is a stunner. The water that washes ashore is a bright almost neon blue, but very quickly becomes topaz before settling into the deep-water navy blue.

A second place to consider is Playa Uvas. Playa Uvas is located at the junction of Carretera Costera and Carretera Chankanaab.

Sunset Beach: Set on the beautiful west coast of Cozumel, Sunset Beach is indeed a wonderful place to cozy up in the sand and watch the sunset. In the hours leading up to the sunset, however, visitors can spend their day swimming, sailing, and sunning.

The following table summarizes a few details regarding the beaches that can be found on the island.

Beaches On Cozumel
Name Location Coast
Albertos Beach 14.9 mi. South of Central downtown San Miguel East
Dzul Ha 3.4 mi. South West of Central San Miguel West
Isla de Pasion 6.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown San Miguel North
Paradise Beach Southwestern part of Cozumel East
Playa Bonita 9.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central Cozumel North East
Playa Bush Southern part of Cozumel East
Playa Chen Rio Central Cozumel South
Playa Corona 6.1 mi. South West of Central downtown San Miguel West
Playa Mia Southwestern part of Cozumel East
Playa Oriente Central Cozumel East
Playa Palencar Southwestern part of Cozumel East
Playa Punta Morena Central Cozumel South East
Playa San Fransico Western part of Cozumel West
Playa San Martin 7.8 mi. South of Central Cozumel South West
Playa Uvas 4.4 mi. South West of Central San Miguel West
Playa Xhanan Northeastern part of Cozumel North East
Santa Pilar 4.5 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Miguel North West
Sunset Beach 1.8 mi. South West of Downtown San Miguel North West

Luckily, there are additional kinds attractions available. You can go to this article concerning even more attractions if you're interested in learning additional facts.


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