Top Beaches in Cozumel 2024

From one end to the other Cozumel’s beaches are truly some of the best in the Caribbean. With countless options, you are sure to find the perfect beach for you and your family. So here it is: we’ve done the difficult task of visiting the most beautiful, relaxing and enjoyable beaches in Cozumel. Check out our list of beaches that you will love!

1. Palancar Beach Club


Located 19 km south from town and just a few minutes before arriving to Punta Sur. This is a large, quiet and relaxing beach, perfect for escaping crowds, noisier beach clubs and pool areas. White sandy beach with no rocks and convenient access to neighboring empty beaches waiting to be explored. Cozy outdoor eating area under the shade of palm trees. Chill on a hammock or sun bed with light Caribbean sounds. Come early and enjoy this beautiful beach to yourself.

Includes: snorkeling, diving, restaurant, bar, parasailing, fishing, massage and souvenir shops.

2. El Cielo

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If there is paradise on Earth it would be El Cielo, with its perfectly turquoise shallow waters, unique species and unusual location – 800 meters away from the land. That’s why a tour to El Cielo is such a remarcable experience – you can get there by boat or catamaran only. If we could choose one place to go every day, that would definitely be El Cielo. Don’t forget to add it to your wish list on your next visit to Cozumel!

3. Punta Sur Eco Beach Park


Sure to be the highlight of your visit to Cozumel, Punta Sur Eco Beach Park has it all. From seriously beautiful and endless sandy beaches, to Mayan ruins, a lighthouse with panoramic views of the island, boat tour on a lagoon and a watch tour over the crocodile zone. Yes, crocodiles! Located on the southernmost end of the island.

Your experience begins as you enter the beach park and take a ride onto a sandy road that runs parallel to the ocean, leading you past the lighthouse. Perfect time to park your vehicle and climb up the lighthouse to enjoy the view! Look out small concrete windows.

Eventually you will make your way towards the next road that splits between the beach and lagoon onto the beach club area, considered by most visitors and locals as one of the best beaches on the island. Turquoise waters and endless soft sandy beaches. Welcome to paradise. Don’t wait until noon to arrive here, come early and experience everything this National Reserve has to offer.

Includes: Navigation museum, catamarn boat ride “El Tatich”, Mayan vestige, scenic tower, celarain lighthouse, nature trail, spa, kayaks, snorkel rental, bars and food.

4. Playa Azul


It’s a small cozy beach club that we adore for its simplicity and beauty. Our usual choise, when looking for a quick swim near downtown. Playa Azul is known to be a great choice for snorkeling, has everything you need to enjoy the day. 

Includes: parking, restautant, bar, pool, playground, sun beds, outdoor shower, bathrooms.

5. Buccanos Beach Club


This place is our absolute favorite. Lots of details that make your visit remarcable are put into place in the perfect way. Good quality food, attentive staff, atmosphere and the nature will make your beach day complete. We usually come to enjoy the view while having refreshing cocktails next to the swimming pool.

Includes: Jet skis, parasailing, diving, massage, souvenir store, fish spa, restaurant, bar, pool, outdoor shower, wifi.

6. Paradise Beach Club


One of the biggest beach clubs in Cozumel, perfect to gather with friend & family. If today you are not in a mood to read a book, this would be great place to come. Lots of activities, floating water park, food, drinks music and tacos will be waiting for you at Paradise Beach Club along with the largest heated swimming pool in Cozumel!

Includes: Heated swimming pool, showers, lounge chairs, restrooms and changing rooms, free high-speed Wifi. For an extra fee, you can get the Fun Pass, (giving you full access to floating water park, with inflatables, kayaks, snorkeling gear and stand up paddle boards); massages on the beach; hair braids; henna tattoos; jet skis; parasailing.

7. Chankanaab Adventure Beach Club


If you only have one day to visit Cozumel and looking for both – cultural and beach/underwater experiences, you should definetely visit Chancanaab. This is where all kinds of water activities, beautiful nature and mexican hospitality come to meet. The safest plase, great for those looking to snorkel or scuba dive for the first time.

Includes: Underwater statues, swimming areas, prehispanic replicas, tropical garden, tequila experiene, agave landscape, mayan hut, playground for kids, bar, food.

8. Money Bar

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If you are staying with us at The Landmark Resort or Suites Cozumel, coming to Money Bar would be the best way to start your day – enjoy breakfast and take a swimm early in the morning. Water access is rocky so make sure to bring swimming shoes (recommended). The Money Bar is most known for its amazing sunsets, happy hour and live music.

Includes: Restaurant, sun beds, massage, live music, Starbucks coffee.

9. Playa Chen Rio


Located on the wild east side of the island, this beach will capture your heart with its natural beauty. On the weekends you may see local families setting up their tents, kids playing in water. Most times island surfers would come to catch the waves, which may turn to a spontanueus show for everyone on the beach. Week days Chen Rio is usually empty giving you the oppurtunuty to enjoy the beach to yourself. This would also be the best spot to watch a sunrise if you are an early bird even during your vacation. We suggest to bring your own snacks and drinks.

Includes: parking, street food, local restaurants.

10. Mr. Sancho’s Beach Club

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Mr. Sanchos is one of the best beach clubs on the island with all of the activities you may want to experience while visiting Cozumel. Starting with traditional mexican food, water activities, massage, horse back riding and even manicure services, to the most beautiful dining experiens under the stars.

11. Punta Morena

The type of beach where you can discconect from the world, yet have a chance to enjoy a seriously delishes fresh ceviche. Punta Morena is where we go to find inner peace. Although the beach is located on the wild side of the island, the sea is accessible to swim.