Located on the northern strip of San Miguel (North of the Cozumel International Airport), Santa Pilar is a long stretch of beach that features calm, shallow waters, perfect for swimming. The area is somewhat popular with tourists, particularly as you get closer to the hotels. It is possible to visit some of the hotels or individual vendors along the shore at Santa Pilar to rent equipment for many watersport activities including snorkeling, windsurfing, and kayaking.
Set on the island of Cozumel, Santa Pilar is on the North West coast of the island, You might want whether or not you're staying nearby. Finding the best beach in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean is easy if you seek the right balance. You may want one that is far away from the crowds, but still near many of the major hotels and restaurants; Santa Pilar is one of the best choices, if you seek this sort of balance.
The coastline of Santa Pilar consists of rocky shores with little sand. Although all beaches in Mexico are public, certain parts of the beach may be difficult to visit, as they have been blocked off by retaining walls built by hotels. As such, those looking for a quiet, private beach experience may want to stick towards the central beach area.
There is also a concession stand available. You may also have the option to order some food from one of the mobile vendors who are generally found here.
Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Patrons of nearby hotels often visit the Santa Pilar beach, which is located along the northern hotel strip.
This spot is on the North West coast of Cozumel. It is near Cozumel Country Club, which is found three quarters of a mile away, and it is one of the favorite local destinations.
If a visit to the Santa Pilar isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.
|Cozumel Country Club||Golf Course||0.8 mi.||SW||Cozumel|
|Art Gallery||3.5 mi.||SW||Cozumel|
|Art Gallery||6.5 mi.||SW||Cozumel|
Santa Pilar is near, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Tourists at Santa Pilar who are looking for other opportunities for exploration might want to consider heading over to San Miguel, which is nearby and is a particularly bustling part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. From the coast, San Miguel is just up the road, roughly four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).
The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.
Vacationers trying to find a place to stay close to Santa Pilar shouldn't have a difficult time, as there are lots of resorts and hotels to pick from close-by. Find the closest lodging options by looking over those listed in the table that follows.
|Melia Cozumel||0.6 mi.||W||Resort|
|El Cozumeleno Beach Resort||0.8 mi.||WSW||Resort|
|Sol Cabanas del Caribe||1.0 mi.||WSW||Hotel|
|Playa Azul||1.1 mi.||WSW||Resort|
|Coral Princess Hotel & Resort||2.1 mi.||SW||Resort|
|Villa Las Iguanas||2.3 mi.||SW||Hotel|
|Casita De Maya Hotel||3.3 mi.||SSW||Hotel|
|Hacienda San Miguel||3.4 mi.||SW||Hotel|
|Guidos Boutique Hotel||3.5 mi.||SW||Hotel|
Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to visit an area restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest places to eat is Beach Club. The restaurant has both Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes on the menu. They are also known for serving seafood and tacos. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's only a short distance away.
Nearby restaurants are listed below.
|Beach Club||--||Mexican, Tex-Mex||Very Casual||1.1 mi.||WSW|
|Chan Kaan Restaurant||(987) 869-5160||Mexican||Fine Dining||1.1 mi.||WSW|
|Palma Azul Restaurant||(987) 869-5160||International||Informal||1.1 mi.||WSW|
|Palapa Snack Bar||--||American||Very Casual||1.1 mi.||WSW|
|Buena Ventura Terrasse||(987) 872-3200||International||Fine Dining||2.1 mi.||SW|
|La Tienda Guido's||(987) 120-1827||International||Very Casual||3.5 mi.||SW|
|Pancho's Backyard||(987) 872-2141||Mexican||Informal||3.5 mi.||SW|
|Los Molcajetes||01 (987) 872 65 20||Mexican||Very Casual||3.5 mi.||SW|
|La Cocay||(987) 872-5533||Mediterranean, Mexican||Informal||3.5 mi.||SW|
|The Cocay Restaurant||(987) 872-5533||Mediterranean||Informal||3.5 mi.||SW|
|Guido's||(987) 872-0946||Italian||Informal||3.5 mi.||SW|
Needless to say, Santa Pilar isn't the only beach worth visitng on Cozumel.
You may also enjoy Dzul Ha, which is close-by and another fun spot in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.
Perhaps Santa Pilar is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.
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