Cozumel, Mexico – Best Beachfront Resorts and Excursions

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Cozumel is one of the most popular places in Mexico to vacation.

Does it have something to do with possessing some of the best beaches, dive sites, and resorts in Mexico?

Yes. Yes, it does.

And to make it easier to plan your vacation in Cozumel, we’re going to itemize all these things in lists so you can start enjoying your vacation sooner.

Things to Do in Cozumel

As we stated, there are literally a ton of unusual things to do in Cozumel to keep you occupied.

Let’s start with the beaches. Because we’re guessing you’ll want to spend a lot of time on them.

Best Cozumel Beaches Without Crowds

Passion Island Beaches

As the name implies, there’s only one way to get to Passion Island beaches.

By boat.

That ensures there won’t be a lot of people crowding the beach while you soak it all in.

There is a small fee to enter. But once you’re there, there won’t be a sea of people plopping up and down in the water.

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You won’t need to pack any food either.

There’s a beach club with a restaurant with all the necessary “beach items” you’ll need – umbrellas, lounge chairs, and hammocks.

Playa Chen Rio

Of all the beaches on this list, this will probably be the busiest.

Don’t take that to mean “busy”. It’s just that there will be more people here than at the other beaches on this list.

And the other beaches are pretty isolated.

Unlike Passion Island beaches, this one can be reached by car.

You can rent hammocks and lounge chairs from the only restaurant on the beach. So you won’t need to pack any lunch to visit Playa Chen Rio beach either.

Playa San Martin

This is another beach accessible by car.

Playa San Martin’s white sand beach is a great beach to relax on.

There are no restaurants here, so make sure you pack something to eat.

Also, there is no swimming allowed. The currents can be very strong. That’s probably why it’s one of the more isolated beaches in Cozumel.

So if you’re the type that doesn’t need to swim out into the ocean to enjoy the beach, Playa San Martin might be just right for you.

Punta Sur Ecological Beach Park

As the name implies, you’ll see some interesting wildlife in the park adjacent to the beach.

In the lagoon, you’ll find wild crocodiles and exotic birds.

This area is also good for viewing turtles while snorkeling.

Unlike the other islands on this list, you’ll find a number of restaurants where you can order food, beer, and other alcoholic beverages.

This beach also has a small entrance fee. But once on the other side, walk 10 minutes up the shoreline and it will be like having your own private beach!

Best Cozumel Excursions

Let’s explore some of the things to see and do in Cozumel.

If you like water activities, you’re going to like what comes next.

Diving and Scuba Diving in Cozumel

For this list, we’ve selected some excursions we think are going to give you a great experience.

This includes traditional diving, submarine, mini-sub diving, helmet diving, SNUBA (cross between scuba diving and snorkeling

If you want the full list of diving and scuba diving activities, you can find that here.

Snorkeling in Cozumel

Being in tropical waters, Cozumel offers virtually endless opportunities to explore underwater by snorkeling.

Here’s a list of snorkeling excursions we recommend, including some in a clear boat so you never have to get wet to enjoy the reefs and fish!

For the full list of snorkeling adventures, you can find them here.

Catamaran and Yacht Excursions in Cozumel

Perhaps on one of your vacation days in Cozumel, you’ll want to just relax on the ocean.

We’ve got you covered.

Here are some private catamaran and yacht experiences you can book directly from these links.

And of course, you can find the full list here.

Cozumel Best Resorts

Blue Angel Resort

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Cantamar Condos

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Casa Del Mar Cozumel Hotel & Dive Resort

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Casa Mexicana Cozumel

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Coral Princess Hotel & Dive Resort

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Cozumel Hotel & Resort, Trademark Collection by Wyndham

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El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel

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Fiesta Americana Cozumel All Inclusive

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Grand Park Royal Cozumel

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Hotel B Cozumel

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Hotel El Cozumeleno Beach Resort

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Iberostar Cozumel

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InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa, an IHG Hotel

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Melia Cozumel

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Miramar Condominiums Cozumel

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Occidental Cozumel

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Playa Azul Cozumel Hotel

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Scuba Club Cozumel

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Secrets Aura Cozumel

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Sunscape Sabor Cozumel

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The Explorean Cozumel

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The Landmark Resort of Cozumel

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The Westin Cozumel

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Ventanas al Mar

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Villa Aldora

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Villablanca Garden Beach Hotel

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