Visit the Beaches of Cozumel on your Vacation

by Tom Lavecchia

The beaches in Cozumel Island have soft white sands, or small rocky coves, with clear turquoise blue waters that enchant those who visit them. 

 From Punta Norte to Punta Sur, the beaches have calm waters, where places like Isla de la Pasión, San Francisco and Playa Palancar stand out. This area of the island has several coral reefs, home to many marine species, making this place a perfect spot for scuba diving and snorkeling enthusiasts.  Here we will tell you about the incredible beaches you will find in Cozumel. 

Passion Island 

 Located north of Cozumel, this private island of just one square kilometer was an important site for the Mayas, who visited it to worship Ixchel, the goddess of the moon and love. Now, it is known for its beaches of fine white sand and crystalline waters the color of the Caribbean Sea. 

Blue Beach 

 This beach is ideal for families and offers breathtaking ocean views. Here you can enjoy various outdoor activities. 

Dzul Ha 

 Known for its warm waters, Dzul Ha is perfect for enjoying sunsets. It is so close to the Dzul Ha reef that you can swim just a few meters from the shore to explore the abundant marine life and see a variety of fish. 

Corona Beach 


 This beach is a favorite snorkeling destination, thanks to its coral reefs that lie in gentle surf. Visitors come here to dive into the clear waters and explore the marine life. Next to the shore, there is a small strip of sand where you can access the southern part of the Chankanaab reef, a place teeming with marine life and perfect for watching the sunset. 

Sky Reef Beach 

 Known for being an excellent snorkeling site, at Sky Reef Beach you can admire corals and several endangered species, such as the elkhorn coral. 

San Francisco Beach 

 Famous for its long stretch of white sand and turquoise blue sea, Playa San Francisco is one of Cozumel’s most popular beaches. Here you can enjoy a variety of water activities such as parasailing, jet skiing and banana boat rides. It is the ideal place to sunbathe and enjoy refreshing drinks overlooking the Caribbean Sea. 

Nachi Cocom Beach 

 This beach offers a quiet and cozy atmosphere, perfect for families, couples and groups of friends looking for a place to relax away from the crowds. 

Palancar Beach 

 Very popular with locals and visitors, Playa Palancar is the closest beach to El Cielo, just 15 minutes away by boat. In addition to snorkeling, here you can enjoy other water activities such as kayaking and parasailing. 

El Cielo 

El Cielo – Photo by Fernando Jorge on Unsplash

 Visiting El Cielo is essential if you are in Cozumel. This sandbar is located in the middle of the sea and is famous for being a haven for starfish. The waters here are deep turquoise blue and surprisingly clear. To get there, you need to book a boat tour. In addition to starfish, you can also find sea turtles and manta rays here. We ask you to be a responsible visitor and protect the marine life by avoiding touching or moving the starfish from the water. 

Punta Sur 

 This ecological park, which is part of the Natural Reserve, includes the Colombia Lagoon and is surrounded by lovely beaches. Here, visitors can enjoy a variety of natural scenery, such as jungles and mangroves, as well as reefs that are home to many marine life. You can do a variety of water activities, from snorkeling to catamaran rides. 

 Chunchakaab Beach 

 Located on the southwestern tip of Cozumel, inside Punta Sur Park, the largest ecological reserve on the island, this beach is accessible by a short dirt road from the Celarain Lighthouse. The road offers views of the sea and dense vegetation.  

 Playa Chunchakaab is known for its beauty, with soft white sand and clear waters. There is a restaurant that serves typical and Caribbean dishes. The beach maintains its natural beauty and is surrounded by exotic birds and corals, offering a unique space where nature is the protagonist. 

 Bonita Beach 

 This beach is remarkably beautiful and presents a variety of blue tones in its waters. It is known for the strong winds that blow constantly, making this place a perfect space for sports such as surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing. It is located in front of the bike path. 

 San Martin Beach 

 It is an almost untouched area that extends along 3 miles of coastline. Its waters are clear and striking, although caution is advised when swimming due to strong currents. 

 Chen River 

 Considered one of the best beaches on the east side of the island, Chen Rio owes its name to the river that flowed into the sea, creating this beach and its mangroves. The beach has dense vegetation and rock formations that create a large natural pool safe from the currents of the sea. Here you will find restaurants offering a wide selection of seafood and drinks. 

 The perfect lodging to enjoy the beaches of Cozumel 

 If you are looking for the ideal place to stay and enjoy the beaches of Cozumel, Hotel Allegro Cozumel is an excellent choice. This resort is perfectly located near the beautiful crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches, making it ideal for beach lovers and snorkelers. The hotel offers an all-inclusive lodging experience, with multiple swimming pools, restaurants serving a variety of international and local dishes, and a kids’ club.  

 It is also very close to important diving spots, making it a favorite destination for divers. Come discover Hotel Allegro Cozumel and experience an unforgettable stay in the heart of the Mexican Caribbean. 

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 Cozumel’s beaches offer more than just a place to sunbathe; they are gateways to a colorful and vibrant underwater world, full of life and beauty. Whether you stay at Hotel Allegro Cozumel or explore on your own, you’re sure to find something to love on this island paradise.  

Remember, Cozumel is not just a destination, it’s an experience you carry in your heart long after you return home. So why not start planning your next vacation now? Visit Hotel Allegro Cozumel for more information and book your stay at this magnificent hotel.

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Tom is a lifelong New Jersey resident, Rutgers and FDU alumni and the publisher of The Digest.

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