Playa Bonita

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The waters along these shores are relatively calm, so beachgoers can safely enjoy swimming and other aquatic activites, including kayaking. Vacationers can also explore a small site of Maya ruins located near the beach.

Situated on the island of Cozumel, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. If you're looking for a quiet part of the coast, away from crowded tourist attractions, you might want to plan a visit to Playa Bonita.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. You may also have the option to buy food from one of the local vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. The oceanfront setting at Playa Bonita is that of romantic seclusion. This beach is the perfect place to take that special someone on a picnic for two or enchanting stroll at sunset.

If you tend to prefer beaches which provide an angelic environment, then think about trying out Playa Bonita; it is back in a less urbanized sector of the region.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North East coast of Cozumel; it will be near other attractions like Cozumel Country Club, which is ten and a half miles to the west.

If a visit to the Playa Bonita isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Bonita
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Cozumel Country Club Golf Course 10.5 mi. W Cozumel
Gallery Azul Art Gallery 11.6 mi. W Cozumel
Arte de Origen Art Gallery 13.7 mi. W Cozumel

Cities and Towns

Though it's some distance off Playa del Carmen, just about 21 and a half miles away, is the closest city. though you may find some small-scale towns nearer to the beach.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels.

Don't expect to find any of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's large hotels and resorts near this beach, though if you're hoping to elude masses of vacationers, the shortage of accommodations will certainly be a welcomed sight.


You might not run into any places to grab a bit to eat right on this coast, so you might want to pack a lunch for your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Cozumel has many nice beaches, so Playa Bonita is not your only option.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Sunset Beach, another place which provides sufficient time for relaxation. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, Playa Xhanan may be just what you're looking for. You'll find it four miles to the north-northeast.

Vacationers may also want to visit Santa Pilar, which is located just a cab ride 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.

While Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean has many alluring attractions, Playa Bonita is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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