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Address: 1.5km Sorth Of Playa Chen Rio, Cozumel 77600, Mexico

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Picture perfect beach

Went to Cozumel to dive, but diving cancelled two days due to winds shifting to NNW instead of usual SSE. Rented Jeep and went to San Martin beach. Absolutely gorgeous beach. Fine... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Cozumel to dive, but diving cancelled two days due to winds shifting to NNW instead of usual SSE. Rented Jeep and went to San Martin beach. Absolutely gorgeous beach. Fine soft sand. Once in water, bottom stays nice and sandy with very few (? any) rocks. Stays relatively shallow for quite far out. Surf was negligible- not sure... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went when there was a west wind, making the east side of the island calm. This was a spectacular swim in beautiful turquoise water.

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Ontario, Canada
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

During a tour of the island, we stopped our scooters at Playa de San Martin because of the absolutely stunning beach and water colour. It is a long beach (approx 3 kms) with white powdery sand, and while the waves and undertow were present at many areas, we could still easily swim and enjoy the very warm water for most... More 

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Poplar, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stop on the east side of the island. The breakers were great fun to stand in as they crashed over you.

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Thank rteige
Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented a car and drove around the island twice on our last visit, and both times we made sure to stop and play in the waves at San Martin. No restaurant on the beach (there is one on the other side of the road - we didn't try it), no overpriced margaritas, just gorgeous sand, beautiful blue water and... More 

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Pekin, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here and enjoyed the beach while we was heading along the east coast to visit everything we missed last year. Was nice to get out and relax for a bit, the water was a bit colder than last year but we still enjoyed it.

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Thank Joe S
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing beach. Free access and extremely clean. Snorkelimg is quite good. By far the best beach in cozumel.

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Thank DoZuViSo
Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach had what first time "going to the Caribbean" travellers wish to see; big white beach, turquoise ocean, lifeguards, etc.

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Chicago, Illinois
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 701 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

As we were taking a drive along the east cost of Cozumel we came across this beach, we just had to stop. The water was as blue/turquoise as I have ever seen and there was very few people on the beach, you got the felling that you were on your own island. The sand was nice and fluffy and there... More 

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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is on the east side of Cozumel which is the undeveloped side. Basically there are beautiful vacant beaches and about 10 cute beach bars. Lots of fun and very relaxing. There is a lot of garbage washed up along the beaches which is sad but the beach combing, privacy and sheer beauty make up for it. Be aware of... More 

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