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 just outside the heart of the island of Cozumel, Playa Punta Morena is on the South East coast of the island, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Couples and families who want to have more of the beach to themselves might really enjoy an afternoon at 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.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you prefer shores which provide a calm environment, then maybe head on over to Playa Punta Morena; it is found in a more rural part of the region.

What's Nearby


Found on the South East coast of Cozumel; the area hosts attractions such as Gallery Azul, which is one of the closest attractions.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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

Guests visiting Playa Punta Morena who are hoping to find further attractions might consider heading to San Miguel, which is in the vicinity and is a particularly busy area 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 popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. Playa Punta Morena is not near very many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Because this beach is in a pretty popular vacation spot, it typically isn't much of a challenge to find just the right type of hotel close-by. If you and your party are wanting to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the table below lists the closest options 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 in the vicinity of this coastal destination, so you might want to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

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

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Sunset Beach, which also provides plenty of peace and tranquility. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, Playa Chen Rio may be just what you're looking for. It's found less than a mile to the south west.

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

There's plenty to see and do in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, and dropping by Playa Punta Morena is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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