Playa Chen Rio, Cozumel

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Visit the sandy shores of Playa Chen Rio and splash about in crystal clear water protected from the sea's currents by giant rocks. The beach has a reputation as a great snorkeling location thanks to its high level of underwater visibility, making it popular with both tourists and locals. Take ingredients for an al fresco meal with you, or head to the local snack bar, which offers food and drinks. Bring plenty of sunscreen as natural shade at the beach is minimal. Our Cozumel trip generator makes visiting Playa Chen Rio and other Cozumel attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 11, 2017
    The best beach with safe secluded swimming. The views are great from the rocks above the beach too. We did this one as a part of our scooter loop around the island and it was worth stopping for couple...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Absolutely beautiful beaches, with places to lay out and sit to relax. The water was crystal clear and perfect for swimming. Short drive from the Port, but worth it. Taxis are always around and the fa...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    This beach on the east side of the island is a lovely spot to get away from the vendors and bustle of incoming cruise ships. The currents on this side of the island are dangerous and not swimmable, bu...  more »

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Where to stay in Cozumel

Most accommodations in Cozumel line the island's western shoreline, offering excellent beach access and the airport. Avenida Rafael E. Melgar provides the widest range of hotels and private rentals, with some of the more spacious and relaxed options sitting around 10 km (6.2 mi) south of the town center. Budget-conscious travelers should look to the main township, where a selection of smaller guesthouses and pensions can be found just a few streets back from the beach.
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