Dzul-Ha, pronounced Zool-Ha, is known as one of the best beaches on Cozumel for snorkeling. This is really saying something for an island that attracts droves of tourists specifically to swim the reefs. The reason it is so popular amongst snorkelers is because the reef is close enough to access from shore without the necessity of a boat or tour group. On shore, lockers are available for a small fee, and there is even a swimming pool for those who don't enjoy swimming in the sea but still want a view. If you do go snorkeling or swimming, make sure to wear swim shoes and avoid stepping on any rocks or urchins.
Positioned on the island of Cozumel, Dzul Ha is on the West coast of the island, You might want to drop by even if you are not staying very close. Peace and quiet is what you'll find at the majority of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's beaches, but the ambiance at Dzul Ha is one of both seclusion and activity; this means you can relax without having to travel too far from the buzz of the city.
The shores of Dzul Ha are only minimally sandy. Rather, the beach is covered in coral rock and sea urchins once you hit water.
Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.
Beachgoers will find Dzul Ha on the West coast of Cozumel. It is near, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is among the attractions in the area.
If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.
|Art Gallery||1.3 mi.||NE||Cozumel|
|Art Gallery||4.3 mi.||NE||Cozumel|
|Cozumel Country Club||Golf Course||7.0 mi.||NE||Cozumel|
Dzul Ha is close to, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Those visiting Dzul Ha who are seeking other opportunities for exploration might think about making the trip to San Miguel, which is close-by and is an active, busy area.
Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.
Because the beach is located in a relatively touristed area, it is not usually all that tough to find a hotel close-by that suits your needs. If you're hoping to find a place that's on or near the water, the following table lists the closest accommodation options to Dzul Ha.
|InterContinental Hotels Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa||0.2 mi.||NE||Resort|
|El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel||1.4 mi.||NE||Resort|
|Park Royal Cozumel||--||--||Resort|
|Casa del Mar Cozumel||1.6 mi.||NE||Hotel|
|Hotel Casa Del Mar||1.6 mi.||NE||Hotel|
|Villa Maya||2.0 mi.||NE||Lodge|
|Villablanca Garden Beach Hotel||2.1 mi.||NE||Hotel|
|Blue Angel Resort||2.9 mi.||NE||Hotel|
|Scuba Club Cozumel||3.0 mi.||NE||Resort|
One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to visit an area restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without having to stray too far. One of the closest places to eat is El Caribeño. The restaurant has a menu featuring Mexican cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood.
Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the following table.
|El Caribeño||(987) 872-9500||Mexican||Very Casual||0.2 mi.||NE|
|Coral Reef Restaurant||--||International||Informal||1.6 mi.||NE|
|Hard Rock Cafe Cozumel||--||American, International||Very Casual||2.0 mi.||NE|
|Nemos||(987) 872-0730||Continental||Informal||2.1 mi.||NE|
|Blue Angel Restaurant||(987) 872-0188||Mexican||Very Casual||2.9 mi.||NE|
|--||--||Fine Dining||3.2 mi.||NE|
Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Dzul Ha on Cozumel.
Another option worth considering is Playa Corona, which is an additional nearby Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean destination.
Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean has so much to offer, and Dzul Ha offers just one way to spend time outdoors.
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