Playa San Martin

Located on the Isla Cozumel, Playa San Martin features a strip of soft, white sand and a beautiful view of the clear blue ocean. At almost three miles, the beach features a seemingly inexhaustible amount of room for sunbathing and lounging. The calm water is perfect for swimmers of all ages.

Positioned on the island of Cozumel, Playa San Martin is on the South West edge of the island, You might want whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. This isn't just another pretty beach, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. While Playa San Martin may be a little more difficult to reach, it offers unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

How to Access The Beach

Access to the beach is provided by the coastal road, where there are numerous areas to park. As the area is undeveloped, there is little need to worry about finding parking.

Amenities and Ambiance

Complete with panoramic views of the gorgeous tropical scenery and turquoise ocean waters, Playa San Martin is located in the crescent-shaped Punta Chiqueros cove. The lengthy beach area promises privacy and the calm waters are excellent for swimming. A small reef makes for wonderful snorkeling.

There is also a concession stand available. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. During the months of May and June the Playa San Martin beach is closed to tourists because of the sea turtle breeding season. During the rest of the year, however, visitors will find these sands perfect for lounging peacefully and enjoying the view.

If you happen to choose sunny days that bring visitors a tranquil place to escape, then maybe head on over to Playa San Martin; it's found in a more rural section of Cozumel.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South West coast of Cozumel. It's located near Mr. Sanchos Beach Club, which is reachable in a taxi, and it is one of a number of local attractions.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa San Martin
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Mr. Sanchos Beach Club Amusement/Theme Park 8.5 WNW Cozumel
Chankannab Adventure Park Amusement/Theme Park 9.0 NW Cozumel
Arte de Origen Art Gallery 10.3 NNW Cozumel
Gallery Azul Art Gallery 11.8 N Cozumel
Cozumel Country Club Golf Course 13.8 N Cozumel

Cities and Towns

Playa San Martin is outside the city, with its closest urban neighbor being Playa del Carmen. Considering that the center of town is 22 and a half miles from this beach, you may need to drive a bit to reach this beach.


How many other people you encounter at Playa San Martin will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Guests will find a pretty nice assortment of accommodation options to pick from close to the beach. The most accessible of which can be seen in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Playa San Martin
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Iberostar Cozumel 8.1 W Resort
Grand Cozumel by Occidental 8.1 W Resort
Occidental Allegro Cozumel 8.2 W Resort


There aren't any restaurants near this shore, so you may choose to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Playa San Martin.

Another location you might enjoy is Playa Uvas, located within the range of a cab. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might enjoy people watching at Playa Chen Rio. It's located four and a half miles to the northeast.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Playa San Fransico, which is located eight and a half miles to the west-northwest. Playa San Fransico is a gorgeous well-established beach, with many great coastal features vacationers are sure to fall in love with this sandy piece of paradise.

Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and paying a visit to Playa San Martin is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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