Often, choosing accommodations near a nice beach will ensure that you can take full advantage of the beautiful sand and water here.
Fortunately, Grand Cozumel by Occidental is directly on the water, so you won't have to go out of the way to see one of the most naturally beautiful features of the area. Several guests every year visit this popular area of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, setting up an active and social scene; keep in mind, though, it is known to get overly-crowded during the busy season.
Obviously, since Grand Cozumel by Occidental was built directly on Playa Mia, hanging out at the beach is popular with guests staying at this property. Those visiting Playa Mia will never be at a loss for things to do. This popular stretch of beach was known as Playa Del Sol until a legal dispute led the proprietors to change the name. For guests who want to venture farther away, its not difficult to find another beach to experience. Click on the following names to view a detailed discussion:
|Paradise Beach||0.9||N||8.8 mi. South West of San Miguel|
|Playa Palencar||1.5||S||11.0 mi. South-Southwest of San Miguel|
|Playa San Fransico||1.6||N||8.2 mi. South West of San Miguel|
|Playa Corona||4.2||N||5.6 mi. South West of San Miguel|
The most obvious one to visit is Paradise Beach. Set on the west coast of Cozumel, Paradise Beach is aptly named. Its tropical tranquility and unparalleled beauty makes this beach the place that vacation dreams of made of.
Visiting areas that are close to your resort can help diversify your itinerary, no matter if you'll just be browsing their markets, or interacting with the locals while on your trip. Grand Cozumel by Occidental is located on the island of Cozumel, it's nine and a half miles (15 and a half kilometers) to the south-southwest of San Miguel.
The table below lists some of the areas near Grand Cozumel by Occidental.
|Southern Cozumel, Cozumel||3.1||SE|
|San Miguel, Cozumel||9.6||NNE|
|downtown San Miguel, Cozumel||10.2||NNE|
|Eastern Cozumel, Cozumel||10.3||ENE|
|Northern Cozumel, Cozumel||13.6||NNE|
|Puerto Aventuras, Mexico||15.5||NW|
|La Gloria, Mexico||16.6||NW|
|Xpu Ha, Mexico||17.0||WNW|
|downtown Playa del Carmen, Mexico||17.6||N|
Whether you're intrigued by historical sites or just the natural beauty of sea, you are bound to enjoy the multiple attractions found at several different spots around the area. Although there are not dozens of attractions within walking distance of the resort, you can still experience attractions like Cozumel Reef National Park, which is one of the closest choices.
The following table can provide more details about nearby attractions:
|Cozumel Reef National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||10.1||NNE||San Miguel, Cozumel|
|Cave||--||--||3.7 mi. Northwest of Playa del Carmen, Mexico|
|Dolphin Discovery||Zoo||15.9||NW||Puerto Aventuras, Mexico|
|Cedam Museum||Museum||15.9||NW||Puerto Aventuras, Mexico|
|Jardin Del Eden Cenote||Cave||16.8||WNW||The vicinity of La Gloria, Mexico|
|Cristalino Maya Cenote||Cave||16.8||WNW||The vicinity of La Gloria, Mexico|
If you're searching for an enjoyable experience, Cozumel Reef National Park might be a good choice. Cozumel Reefs National Park was dubbed a protected area in 1996 and within its barriers are located 85 percent of the island's dive sites.
When choosing where to book your stay, it can sometimes be smart to learn about nearby lodging options as a means to get a feel for the surrounding area. This section of Cozumel houses several additional hotel and resort options to pick from, giving you lots to consider prior to reaching a conclusion. In order to find additional details about lodging options available in the region, consult the following table.
|Occidental Allegro Cozumel||0.4||N||9.2 mi. South West of San Miguel, Cozumel|
|Iberostar Cozumel||0.4||S||10.0 mi. South-Southwest of San Miguel, Cozumel|
|Nachi Cocom Beach Club||0.6||N||9.1 mi. South West of San Miguel, Cozumel|
|Sunscape Sabor Cozumel||2.0||N||7.7 mi. South West of San Miguel, Cozumel|
|Reef Club Cozumel||2.0||N||7.7 mi. South West of San Miguel, Cozumel|
|InterContinental Hotels Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa||6.5||NNE||3.2 mi. South West of San Miguel, Cozumel|
|El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel||7.8||NNE||2.0 mi. South West of San Miguel, Cozumel|
|Park Royal Cozumel||7.9||NNE||1.9 mi. South West of San Miguel, Cozumel|
|Casa del Mar Cozumel||8.0||NNE||1.9 mi. South West of San Miguel, Cozumel|
|Hotel Casa Del Mar||8.0||NNE||1.9 mi. South West of San Miguel, Cozumel|
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