Cozumel Island has some of the most beautiful Caribbean beaches in Mexico. Its beaches are known for crystal clear water and fine white sand. You can arrive at Cozumel Island by taking a 45 minutes ferry from Playa del Carmen. The following is a list of the 5 best Cozumel beaches reviewed.
- Playa Chen Rio
Playa Chen Rio is a quiet beach with large rock formations situated near to the central part of Cozumel island in Mexico. Playa Chen Rio has clear water and calm waves. It is the perfect place for people who want to get a good view of the beautiful bay. There is a snack bar and some mobile vendors where you can buy food. You will get to see a lot of tropical fishes when snorkeling at Playa Chen Rio. You can also collect beautiful shells that washed up the shore as souvenirs. There is no restroom around Playa Chen Rio.
- Paradise Beach
Paradise Beach is a popular soft sand beach situated in the western part of Cozumel island. It only costs $3 to enter Paradise Beach. However, if you want to use its swimming pool, you will have to spend at least $10 on the food. You have the option to purchase the Fun Pass which gives you access to use all the facilities including water trampoline, water slide, paddle board, Jungle Joe climbing structures and inflatable water toys. The staff can take the food and drink order to anywhere you are on the beach. They offer clean bathrooms and changing rooms.
- Playa Corona
Playa Corona is the smallest beach in Cozumel. There is a sand covered stairway that leads directly to the shallow water. It is the busiest in between 8 am – 4 pm. Most people come to Playa Corona to carry out snorkeling activities. The Chankanaab reef is about 100 yards off the shore. You can see the reef clearer than the Chankanaab National Park. Snorkeling at Playa Corona allows you to see fishes like pelicans fish, purple sea fans, angelfish, barracuda, and butterfly fish. There are basic facilities such as washroom, washroom, table, chair, and lounger. You don’t have to pay any entry fee but they will require you to buy some food to use the facilities for free.
- Playa Uvas
Playa Uvas is a sandy beach owned by a premier beach club in Cozumel. At Playa Uvas, you will find everything you need to have an enjoyable time under the sun. You can join the kayak tour or guided snorkeling trip at the beach. The guided trip includes the fees for all the snorkel gear. They will set up sandbags to help the snorkelers get into the water safely as the beach is quite rocky. They do feed the fishes to bait them. You can also arrange with the photographer to snap a photo of you under the water.
- Stingray Beach
Stingray Beach is a beach situated near San Miguel in Cozumel. Stingray Beach offers opportunities for you to get upclose with stingrays and feed them. The stingrays that you will encounter are not dangerous as their barbs have been clipped. You can take photo with the stingray and iguana. After that, you can go snorkeling to see the stingrays and nurse sharks. You can also watch crab races and take photo with parrots at Stingray Beach. They can provide all the snorkeling and diving equipment if you did not bring these equipment with you. Facilities like water trampoline, restroom, chair, and umbrella are provided.