Playa Chen Rio, Cozumel

4.4
#6 of 17 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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  • I stopped there by the way. Beautiful swimming, nice picture. I ate a bite: super fresh, large serving and service friendly/efficient. I was expecting a tourist trap, and no, it was fine. (250 pesos) tasty chicken fajitas, tasty fresh guacamole and lobster very well (550 pesos)
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  • This beach found on the back of the island, giving into the open sea and obviously where the waves are more "wild" so to speak in any way. What gives the charm, is that you have a natural barrier or Reef (guess they are stones that people refer to) that stops the outbreak of waves, and oh surprise! It forms a natural pool in front of the beach as aside, where are the restaurants. Advise them that you go and observe calmly, get and you will see that the water does not become them more above the torso, also there are fish, the sand is very fine and really beautiful view. They will have a very good time, can bring their own food and drink.
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  • We checked out Playa Chen Rio because the winds from the north were unrelenting and the beach outside our house was unusable. We took the drive around the south end, enjoying the scenery all the way. ...  more »
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  • Beautiful beach with unique rock formations and a small protected cove making for calm water. Good prices on drinks and food which were good. Has surf school and spear fishing as well
  • Great Beach with Seafood Restaurant !
  • No words, great tide pools steps away from the catch of the day restaurant.
  • 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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