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.

Positioned near the heart of the island of Cozumel, Playa Punta Morena is on the South East coast of the island, You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying very close. Vacationers who seek a stunning shoreline in a secluded part of town should consider visiting Playa Punta Morena.

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, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Playa Punta Morena provides an angelic and tranquil haven, in part because the area surrounding the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Playa Punta Morena on the South East coast of Cozumel. It is close to Gallery Azul, which is among the local attractions.

If you can't wait to see as many of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's attractions as possible, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Punta Morena
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Gallery Azul Art Gallery 9.1 mi. NW Cozumel
Arte de Origen Art Gallery 9.1 mi. WNW Cozumel
Cozumel Country Club Golf Course 10.2 mi. NNW Cozumel

Cities and Towns

Playa Punta Morena is very close to San Miguel, so walking the city is a definite option. Tourists at Playa Punta Morena who are seeking some additional excitement might want to consider heading over to San Miguel, because it's in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. From the coast, San Miguel is located roughly eight and a half miles (13 and a half kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked rooms nearby. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may encounter guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Because this beach is located in a pretty popular tourist area, it typically isn't all that tough to find a hotel nearby that suits your needs. For vacationers looking to get a place that's near the water, the following table shows the accommodation options closest to Playa Punta Morena.

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 surrounding this beach, so you might want to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Playa Punta Morena is just one of many beaches you can visit on Cozumel.

Another location you might enjoy is Sunset Beach, which also offers sufficient time for relaxation. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, Playa Chen Rio may be just what you're looking for. You'll find it less than a mile to the south west.

Another option worth considering is Dzul Ha, another great Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean beach site.

Perhaps Playa Punta Morena is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean you might like.


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