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The 5 Best Beaches In Cozumel

Without The Crowds

Updated January 2021

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Cozumel Visitors Guide. What to do in Cozumel
Cozumel Visitors Guide. What to do in Cozumel

Welcome to Cozumel

A gorgeous tropical island just off the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula (across from Playa del Carmen), Cozumel has some of the most beautiful waters in the Riviera Maya and is a top beach and diving destination. There are plenty of wonderful beach clubs on Cozumel sporting groomed beaches with pools, music, lounge chairs, and other amenities. That’s all well and good, but here at Island Life we also love to get away from it all.

Our list below of the best beaches in Cozumel without the crowds includes stunning wild beaches to enjoy nature at its finest.

A gorgeous tropical island just off the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula (across from Playa del Carmen), Cozumel has some of the most beautiful waters in the Riviera Maya and is a top beach and diving destination. There are plenty of wonderful beach clubs on Cozumel sporting groomed beaches with pools, music, lounge chairs, and other amenities. That’s all well and good, but here at Island Life we also love to get away from it all.

Our list below of the best beaches in Cozumel without the crowds includes stunning wild beaches to enjoy nature at its finest.

Cozumel Map. cozumel beaches map

Cozumel Map

Punta Morena Beach On Cozumel, One Of The Best Beaches In Cozumel

1. Playa Punta Morena

Are you looking to really escape the crowds?

This beautiful stretch of sand and turquoise water on the remote East Coast of Cozumel is easily reached with a car or motorbike. Bring a blanket and lay out on Punta Morena’s white sand, or make a purchase to use a lounger or hammock at the adjacent local restaurant.  Bathrooms and showers are available. One of our favorite spots.

Chen Rio Beach, Cozumel One Of The Best Beaches In Cozumel

2. Playa Chen Rio

One of the most beautiful spots on the island, Chen Rio is more than just a beach as a narrow lagoon makes for an extraordinarily picturesque place to relax in the water. We consider this a MUST VISIT locale when exploring the island.

Chen Rio is a bit far to reach and can be a little bit busy at times, but don’t let that dissuade you! The natural beauty of the area is absolutely worth it. The nearby El Pescador restaurant has some tasty seafood available as well. Playa Chen Rio is also on the remote East Coast of the island.

Passion Island Beach, Cozumel Isla Passion One Of The Best Beaches In Cozumel

3. Passion Island Beaches

This idyllic “island” is actually connected by a small land bridge off the north coast of Cozumel, but it’s still an island in our eyes! To get there, you can visit the island as part of an all-day boat tour package or take a ferry over from Cozumel’s north coast. To get to the ferry dock, you’ll need to rent a jeep or arrange a ride with a local outfitter, as the dirt road up to the terminal is bumpy and about 30 minutes north of town.

Passion Island has a restaurant and some umbrellas, loungers, and hammocks, but that’s it. Besides that, this beautiful little tropical gem is truly a taste of the Island Life!

Punta Sur Ecological Beach Park, Cozumel One Of The Best Beaches In Cozumel

4. Punta Sur Ecological Beach Park

This wonderful eco-reserve on the southern tip of Cozumel is well worth the small entrance fee. There are protected lagoons with wild crocodiles and birds galore, a lighthouse you can climb to the top of for epic views, and then the beach area… This is one of our favorites. Several restaurants line the entrance to the beach zone with loungers and decent food, beer and cocktails. But we suggest you keep walking up the beach. This stretch seems to go on forever! Walk ten minutes up from the restaurants, and you’ll feel like you’re on your own private island. Find a place to throw down a blanket and jump in the water. Bring some snorkel masks and look for turtles, or just swim in the turquoise water. An excellent day out.

San Martin Beach (Playa San Martin) One Of The Best Beaches In Cozumel

5. Playa San Martin

On the wild East Coast of Cozumel, this long stretch of white sand is perfect for sunbathing. The currents can be a bit strong here sometimes so swimming isn’t allowed, but it’s definitely worth a stop when driving on the wild side of the island.

This is one of the more remote beaches to reach, so you’ll need a car or a hired driver to get there. Near Chen Rio.

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  1. Great recommendations here, our kids were in total heaven at Punta Sur park. The crocodiles were so cool, also loved the swimming at Punta Morena. Thank you again.

  2. OH my…no matter where you go in Cozumel it is stunning and this guide really helped my family find our favorite spots. Playa San Martin is perfection.

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