Not quite 5 km (3 miles) north of Punta Chiqueros, a long stretch of beach begins along the Chen Río Reef. Turtles come to lay their eggs on the section known as Playa de San Martín. Soldiers or ecologists sometimes guard the beach during full moons in May and June to prevent poaching. This is a particularly good spot for swimming when the water is calm (and the turtles aren't nesting). Directly in front of the reef is a small bay with clear waters and surf that's relatively
mild thanks to a protective rock formation. When the wind is blowing from the south, though, the water is best for kiteboarders and windsurfers. A restaurant, also called Chen Río, serves cold drinks and decent seafood. Amenities: food and drink; parking (free). Best For: swimming; windsurfing; solitude.
Carretera C-1, Km 43, Cozumel, Quintana Roo, 77600, Mexico