Isla de Pasion

A private island off Cozumel, the beach here is set up as a resort play area, with everything from play areas for kids, watersports for adults, and hammocks swinging in the trees for everyone to relax in.

Located on the island of Cozumel, 6.3 miles east-northeast of downtown San Miguel, Isla de Pasion is on the North coast of the island, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying very close. There are advantages to visiting a beach that isn't crowded into a major metropolitan area; relatively untouched parts of the coast like Isla de Pasion allow you much more room to spread out and feel comfortable.

Amenities and Ambiance

This beach is truly one of the most beautiful beaches you can imagine visiting, with waters so blue and crystal clear that they are hard to believe, and sands so soft and white you can't help by want to sink your feet in.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

Isla de Pasion brings visitors a calm and relaxing experience, in part because the area surrounding the beach is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby


Isla de Pasion is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North coast of Cozumel; this area boasts other attractions such as Cozumel Country Club, which is four miles away.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows some of the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Isla de Pasion
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Cozumel Country Club Golf Course 3.8 mi. W Cozumel
Gallery Azul Art Gallery 5.7 mi. WSW Cozumel
Dolphin Discovery Zoo 11.0 mi. SW Cozumel

Cities and Towns

Isla de Pasion tourists hoping to find a little additional excitement might consider checking out San Miguel, which is nearby and is a particularly busy area of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. From Isla de Pasion, San Miguel isn't out of reach at six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. Isla de Pasion is not near very many major hotels, but it can attract visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Since this beach is located in a fairly touristed area, it shouldn't be very difficult to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. For those hoping to get a place that's on or near the ocean, the following table lists the accommodation options closest to Isla de Pasion.

Accommodations near Isla de Pasion
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Melia Cozumel 3.9 W Resort
El Cozumeleno Beach Resort 4.0 W Resort
Playa Azul Golf Scuba Spa 4.2 W Resort


Although this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Chan Kaan Restaurant, which is four miles away.

The table below lists restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Isla de Pasion
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Chan Kaan Restaurant (987) 869-5160 Mexican Fine Dining 4.2 mi. W
Palma Azul Restaurant (987) 869-5160 International Informal 4.2 mi. W
Buena Ventura Terrasse (987) 872-3200 International Fine Dining 4.9 mi. W

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Cozumel, so Isla de Pasion is not your only option.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Sunset Beach, another place which offers ample peace and seclusion. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Playa Bonita offers more action, and isn't far from nearby attractions. It's located seven miles to the east-southeast.

Another location you may want to try is Santa Pilar, which is located three and a half miles away. Although there is little privacy on the Santa Pilar beach, vacationers staying at nearby hotels and resorts will love the convenient location of these shores.

Of course, Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Isla de Pasion is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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