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.

Pick Your Ideal Beach

You will find a large selection of beaches to choose from on the island. Regardless of whether you prefer being around other people, or you prefer a quieter stretch of sand, you can find a beach that fits your preferences. Click on specific beach names for a detailed article concerning that part of the coast.

Paradise Beach

Playa Uvas: Playa Uvas is located at the junction of Carretera Costera and Carretera Chankanaab.

A second option for beach-goers to consider is Sunset Beach. Set off by two docks that jet out into the sea, Sunset Beach features aquamarine waters with varying degrees of surf intensity. On shore, the sand is soft and white.

Playa Bonita: The remote yet stunningly beautiful beach of Playa Bonita is located on the northern shore of the island of Cozumel and features pristine sands and spectacular scenery. This crescent-shaped cove, dotted with majestic palm trees, overlooks crystal clear Caribbean waters.

The beaches on Cozumel can be seen in the chart below.

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

Needless to say, you can find some other types of attractions. Follow this link to find our article about other interesting attractions for Cozumel.


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