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. Work out when and for how long to visit Playa Chen Rio and other Cozumel attractions using our handy Cozumel road trip planning tool .
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  • The beach is frequented by locals and tourists. Attention to the prevailing wind; If there is wind is the paradise of the surfers, windless place to immerse children in mask and snorkel. The show is beautiful in very little water. The beach is clean, beautiful and excellent restaurant (fresh seafood; I recommend the plate of lobster!)
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  • You are here this beautiful place to eat, swim, massage, drink whatever. I biked here from downtown so I was really exhausted. I took a black color hammock on the beach and actually I fell into sleep ...  more »
  • A stop at Playa Chen Rio is a must when you visit Cozumel! The beach setting is perfect! The service was top notch and the food, delicious! Sitting at the beach, toes in the sand, cold drinks and exce...  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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