Cozumel

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  • 1. Carlos 'n' Charlie's Beach Club

    Beach–Sight

    Easily accessible by cab from downtown or the cruise piers, this spot at Playa San Francisco is a rowdy affair with a restaurant and bar where...Read More

  • 2. Discover Mexico

    Museum/Gallery

    Want to see all of Mexico while staying on the island? This theme park purports to show you the country's archaeological sites, important...Read More

  • 3. El Cedral

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Spanish explorers discovered this site—once the hub of Mayan life on Cozumel—in 1518, and in 1847 it became the island's first official city...Read More

  • 4. Isla de Pasión

    Beach–Sight

    Off Punta Norte on the northwest coast, private Isla de Pasión has one of Cozumel's loveliest beaches. Most guests arrive on organized excursions...Read More

  • 5. Money Bar Beach Club

    Beach–Sight

    Situated on Dzul-Ha reef, the island's most upscale beach club has a small sandy beach, sunset views, and great food. Entry is free; once inside...Read More

  • 6. Mr. Sancho's Beach Club

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    There's always something going on at Mr. Sancho's. Scores of vacationers come here to swim, snorkel, drink, and ride around on Jet Skis. The...Read More

  • 7. Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

    Museum/Gallery

    Filling two floors of a former hotel, Cozumel's museum has displays on natural history—the island's origins, endangered species, topography...Read More

  • 8. North of Playa San Martín

    Beach–Sight

    About 1 km (½ mile) to the north of Playa San Martín the island road turns hilly and offers panoramic ocean views. Coconuts, a hilltop palapa...Read More

  • 9. Paradise Beach

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    Home to one of the largest heated pools on the island, this club charges MX$36 for lounge chairs; a Fun Pass (MX$225) gives you all-day use...Read More

  • 10. Parque Chankanaab

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    The National Park of Chankanaab, translated as "small sea," consists of a saltwater lagoon, an archaeological park, and a botanical garden,...Read More

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  • 11. Playa Azul Beach Club

    Beach–Sight

    This club sits just north of the hotel of the same name. The beach is actually pockets of soft sand between limestone shelves; there's also...Read More

  • 12. Playa de San Martín

    Beach–Sight

    Not quite 3 km (2 miles) north of Punta Chiqueros, a long stretch of beach begins along the Chen Río Reef. Turtles come to lay their eggs on...Read More

  • 13. Playa las Casitas

    Beach–Sight

    Hugely popular with locals, Playa las Casitas has several large palapa-style restaurant-bars, small palapas for shade, calm waters, and a long...Read More

  • 14. Playa Palancar

    Beach–Sight

    South of the resorts, down a rutted road and way off the beaten path, lies serene Playa Palancar—a long, walkable beach with hammocks hanging...Read More

  • 15. Playa San Francisco

    Beach–Sight

    This busy but inviting 5-km (3-mile) expanse of sand is among the longest and finest on Cozumel. Encompassing the beaches Playa Maya and Santa...Read More

  • 16. Playa Santa Pilar

    Beach–Sight

    Running along the northern hotel strip where the Melia and El Cozumeleño hotels are located, you'll find long stretches of sand and shallow...Read More

  • 17. Playa UVAS

    Beach–Sight

    Sitting on narrow sandy beach, UVAS caters to small cruise-ship groups and independent tourists. On-site amenities include a dive shop, kayaks...Read More

  • 18. Punta Chiqueros

    Beach–Sight

    Sheltered by an offshore reef, this half-moon cove is the first popular swimming area as you drive north on the coastal road. Part of a longer...Read More

  • 19. Punta Molas Faro

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    The lighthouse at Cozumel's northernmost point is a solitary, beautiful sight. The rutted road to Punta Molas is open for four-wheel drive vehicles...Read More

  • 20. Punta Morena

    Beach–Sight

    Surfers, kiteboarders, and boogie boarders have made Punta Morena one of their official hangouts—and for good reason: it has great waves and...Read More

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