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.

Located on the island of Cozumel, Playa San Martin is on the South West coast of the island, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. Playa San Martin is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's perfect for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Other nearby beaches in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean may be just as beautiful, but tend to be more crowded because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.

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.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. On some days, it may be possible to get lunch from one of the local vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. 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.

Playa San Martin provides an angelic and peaceful escape, due to the fact that the surrounding region is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South West coast of Cozumel. It is close to Arte de Origen, which is one of the favorite local destinations.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't get bored. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa San Martin
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Arte de Origen Art Gallery 10.3 mi. NNW Cozumel
Gallery Azul Art Gallery 11.8 mi. N Cozumel
Cozumel Country Club Golf Course 13.8 mi. N Cozumel

Cities and Towns

The closest metropolitan area to Playa San Martin is Playa del Carmen. Since the center of town is 22 and a half miles to the north-northwest of this beach, you may need to catch a ride to reach this beach.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a decent number of places to stay within a car's reach. A few of the more convenient choices can be viewed in the table below.

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 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

Of course, Playa San Martin is just one of many beaches you might like on Cozumel.

You might also enjoy Playa Uvas, located within the range of a taxi. On the other hand, Playa Chen Rio offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from nearby attractions. It's located four and a half miles to the northeast.

Another option worth considering is Playa San Fransico, which is located a short taxi ride away. 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.

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


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