Playa Punta Morena

Playa Punta Morena is one of the most pristine beaches on Cozumel. Nary a resort property spots this shoreline, and the beach club that was rebuilt in the sands after Hurricane Wilma wiped away the original structure boasts as natural a feel as one could hope for.

Set near the heart of the island of Cozumel, Playa Punta Morena is on the South East edge of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. This beach isn't just another pleasant afternoon distraction, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. While Playa Punta Morena may be a little more difficult to reach, it allows travelers to truly relax and claim their own space on the beach.

How to Access The Beach

Playa Punta Morena is set just off Rafael E. Melgar on the east coast of Cozumel.

Amenities and Ambiance

Backing Playa Punta Morena is a beach club made of distressed woods that houses a restaurant, wading pool, and kids play structure. Hammocks and beach chairs line the shore, making a mark in the white powdery sands. Further down the beach, visitors will finally encounter water which is the bluest of blues and sees mid-grade strength waves.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Playa Punta Morena brings visitors an angelic and peaceful place to escape, due to the fact that the region surrounding the beach is not heavily urbanized.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South East coast of Cozumel. It is near Gallery Azul, which is one of a number of attractions in the region.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Punta Morena
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Gallery Azul Art Gallery 9.1 NW Cozumel
Arte de Origen Art Gallery 9.1 WNW Cozumel
Chankannab Adventure Park Amusement/Theme Park 9.4 W Cozumel
Cozumel Country Club Golf Course 10.2 NNW Cozumel
Mr. Sanchos Beach Club Amusement/Theme Park 11.1 W Cozumel

Cities and Towns

Guests visiting Playa Punta Morena who are looking for a little additional excitement might think about heading to San Miguel, because it's nearby and is an area full of activity. From the coast, San Miguel is found maybe eight and a half miles (13 and a half kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Guests trying to find a hotel room near Playa Punta Morena won't have a tough time, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to pick from nearby. You'll find the closest and most convenient lodging options by viewing those listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Playa Punta Morena
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Casita De Maya Hotel 8.4 NW Hotel
La Casona Real 8.9 NW Hotel
Suites Bahia 9.0 NW Hotel


You might not find any places to eat right on this location, so you may choose to pack a lunch for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Visitors searching for the perfect beach on Cozumel will have lots of options besides Playa Punta Morena.

Another location you might enjoy is Sunset Beach, a beach which also offers ample time for relaxation. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might like Playa Chen Rio. It's found less than a mile to the south west.

You may also want to consider Dzul Ha, one of the many great Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean beach sites.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, but Playa Punta Morena is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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