Playa Santa Pilar runs along the northern hotel strip and ends at Punta Norte. Long stretches of sand and shallow water encourage leisurely swims, but the privacy diminishes as you swim south past hotels and condos. Beach hotels have all the facilities you would need, but most are all-inclusive and don't allow nonguests on the premises, so if you're not staying at one, bring your own shade. Amenities: parking; restrooms (at hotels); showers (at hotels). Best
For: solitude; snorkeling; swimming; walking.
Carretera San Juan, just south of Punta Norte, Cozumel, Quintana Roo, 77600, Mexico