Fodor's Expert Review Chetumal Bay
Several grassy beach parks, including Punta Estrella and Dos Mulas, surround the bay. The latter is presently not recommended due to maintenance and cleanliness issues. But Punta Estrella has parking, toilets, volleyball courts, and a small boat marina. The water here is calm, if cloudy, and there's plenty of shade from trees and little palapa-topped picnic tables. Popular with fishermen, the bay itself is shallow and the flats go on for miles. Amenities: food and drink; parking (no fee); toilets. Best for: walking.