Although it is not actually much of a beach at all, this spot is always busy because of the calm waters that are great for snorkeling.
Located on the island of Cozumel, 6.1 miles south west of downtown San Miguel, Playa Corona is on the West coast of the island, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. You will typically find quite a number of places to throw down a towel, since the beach and its surrounding region is not stuffed with visitors.
The layout of the beach is unique because there is barely any sand there at all. Instead, the waters are accessed by natural steps leading down a rocky embankment. A little ways back is a bar and restaurant where you can grab a drink, a pier, and several palapas for shade. The water itself is clear and shallow, so you can see why it is so loved by snorkelers.
For your convenience, restrooms are available at Playa Corona. You'll also find chairs and umbrellas, so guests hoping for a break from the hot sun will get their wish. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.
You'll find this beach on the West coast of Cozumel; the area hosts attractions such as, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.
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||3.5 mi.||NE||Cozumel|
|Art Gallery||6.5 mi.||NE||Cozumel|
|Cozumel Country Club||Golf Course||9.3 mi.||NE||Cozumel|
Tourists at Playa Corona who are seeking other interesting places to see should consider heading to, which is not far away and is a particularly bustling part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. From the beach, San Miguel isn't out of reach at five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.
Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.
Visitors looking for a hotel room near the beach are in luck, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to choose from close-by. You'll find the closest and most convenient lodging options by viewing those listed in the table below.
|Reef Club Cozumel||2.2 mi.||SSW||Resort|
|Sunscape Sabor Cozumel||2.2 mi.||SSW||Resort|
|InterContinental Hotels Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa||2.4 mi.||NE||Resort|
|El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel||3.7 mi.||NE||Resort|
|Nachi Cocom Beach Club||3.7 mi.||SSW||Resort|
|Park Royal Cozumel||3.7 mi.||NE||Resort|
|Occidental Allegro Cozumel||3.8 mi.||S||Resort|
|Casa del Mar Cozumel||3.8 mi.||NE||Hotel|
|Hotel Casa Del Mar||3.8 mi.||NE||Hotel|
|Grand Cozumel by Occidental||4.2 mi.||S||Resort|
If during your visit you start getting hungry, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far away. One of the nearest restaurants is El Caribeño. This restaurant offers a menu of Mexican cuisine. They're also renowned for their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's just a little ways away.
The table below lists nearby restaurant options.
|El Caribeño||(987) 872-9500||Mexican||Very Casual||2.4 mi.||NE|
|Mr. Sancho's Bar & Grill||(987) 871-9174||International, Mexican||Very Casual||3.4 mi.||SSW|
|Nachi Cocom Restaurant||(987) 857-1157||Caribbean||Very Casual||3.7 mi.||SSW|
|Coral Reef Restaurant||--||International||Informal||3.8 mi.||NE|
|Hard Rock Cafe Cozumel||--||American, International||Very Casual||4.3 mi.||NE|
|Nemos||(987) 872-0730||Continental||Informal||4.3 mi.||NE|
There are other beaches on Cozumel you might like besides Playa Corona.
Travelers may also want to consider Dzul Ha, another favorite sun-spot in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.
While Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean has many alluring attractions, taking a swim at Playa Corona is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.
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