Playa San Fransico

Located on the Isla Cozumel, Playa San Francisco is located south of San Miguel and features a stretch of white beach both long and wide. Popular with tourists, the area offers a reef off the coast, perfect for divers.

Located on the western coast of the island of Cozumel, You might want whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Visitors should keep in mind that, although Playa San Fransico is by no means secluded, it's not the rowdiest beach in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean either. This makes it an excellent choice for those of you who want to make the most of their trip to the beach but wish to stay away from the most populated spots.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is accessible off of Rafael E. Melgar, the isle's main road.

Amenities and Ambiance

Located on the leeward side of Cozumel, Playa San Fransico features gorgeous sandy coastline and a protective cove, which ensures calm water. This long stretch of pristine beach overlooks the incredible crystalline waters of the Caribbean, and is one of Mexico's most gorgeous oceanfront properties.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Playa San Fransico is the ultimate convenience. You may also have the option to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who are typically found at this location.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Althought this beach is popular with cruise ship visitors and tourists, locals take over the on Sundays and the vibe becomes a bit more low-key.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Playa San Fransico on the West coast of Cozumel; the area hosts attractions such as Arte de Origen, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa San Fransico
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Arte de Origen Art Gallery 6.2 mi. NNE Cozumel
Gallery Azul Art Gallery 9.2 mi. NE Cozumel
Cozumel Country Club Golf Course 11.9 mi. NE Cozumel

Cities and Towns

Playa San Fransico is near San Miguel, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Playa San Fransico guests seeking other opportunities for exploration might want to think about heading over to San Miguel, because it's close-by and is a particularly bustling part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. From the beach, San Miguel isn't out of reach at eight miles (13 kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Because this beach is in a relatively popular tourist area, it typically isn't all that difficult to find a hotel close-by that suits your needs. If you're looking to get a place that's near the ocean, the table that follows shows the options closest to Playa San Fransico.

Accommodations near Playa San Fransico
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel 0.5 mi. N Resort
Reef Club Cozumel 0.5 mi. NNE Resort
Nachi Cocom Beach Club 1.0 mi. S Resort
Occidental Allegro Cozumel 1.2 mi. S Resort
Grand Cozumel by Occidental 1.6 mi. S Resort
Iberostar Cozumel 2.0 mi. S Resort
InterContinental Hotels Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa 5.1 mi. NNE Resort
El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel 6.4 mi. NNE Resort
Park Royal Cozumel 6.4 mi. NNE Resort
Casa del Mar Cozumel 6.5 mi. NNE Hotel


Though you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Mr. Sancho's Bar & Grill, which is three quarters of a mile away.

The table below lists restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Playa San Fransico
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Mr. Sancho's Bar & Grill (987) 871-9174 International, Mexican Very Casual 0.7 mi. SSW
Nachi Cocom Restaurant (987) 857-1157 Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. S

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Cozumel besides Playa San Fransico.

Vacationers may also want to visit Playa Corona, which is located only a short distance away.

While Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean has many alluring attractions, Playa San Fransico is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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