Playa Chen Rio, Cozumel

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#6 of 14 in Beaches in Cozumel
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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  • We just went to look before coming out for the day and it was lovely. We can’t wait to spend a day here  more »
  • Cozumel was the first stop on our vacation cruise, we took a taxi from Punta Langosta to Playa Chen Rio, the cab fare was $700 pesos for roundtrip ($36 dlls for 5 adults and a 2 year-old make sure you...  more »
  • while the town side is choppy, this place is calm and vice versa. we visit on a windy day and the current was alright. no services.  more »
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  • Best beach on Cozumel. If you have kids it has the most beautiful tidal pool. It's a magical place.
  • Great place great food and good atmosphere love this place
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  • A beach far from the tourist route, still pretty wild even though the restaurants located on site.
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  • Beautiful beach, with many fish, and the super crystal water, final I have to return. excellent for children
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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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