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Beautiful east side of Cozumel

Playa Chen Rio is about a 30 minutes cab ride from the cruise port. Beautiful scenery and beach... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Robert M
via mobile
Nice beach with Soccer goals

This is on the east side of the island and is one of the only beaches with soccer goals on the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
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“tide pools”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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All reviews beautiful beach tide pools protected area rented a car clean water calm waters big waves fried fish great for kids cruise passengers bring cash white sand beach bar couple of hours lounge chairs ceviche food and drinks
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Playa Chen Rio is about a 30 minutes cab ride from the cruise port. Beautiful scenery and beach areas. You can swim out to a small island, however the waves can be strong at times. Very clean area but as most east coasts in the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Robert M
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is on the east side of the island and is one of the only beaches with soccer goals on the beach. The set location is nice however if it's crowded it's pretty hard to nice shade, duh eh? It is a large beach with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aaronkirk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rent a car and treat yourself to the otherside of the island which is pretty underdeveloped. Playa Chen Rio is a wide sandy beach. Check out the tidal pools on northern part of the beach.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Connie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

basically a man mae beach the try to keep clean for tourists yes, but mainly for the Mexican people,tey mostly go there on sunday,if you are wanting to stop there its better to go up jaurez,it will be closer for you to get there, there...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank raymond h
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of the many scenic beaches along side the only highway on the island. Very easy to pull over and park and go down to the long beach for a scenic walk.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank odan
Reviewed 18 February 2019

Went out here for lunch after a morning of diving. The ultimate in laid back. Had the lunch fried fish and a beer took a nap and watched the scenery from my table with my toes in the sand. Relaxed all afternoon.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank chipn32
Reviewed 17 February 2019

My husband and I were out here a few days ago and had a nice time. The drinks and food were reasonably priced ,but I would bring pesos instead of dollars as the exchange rate isn't the best. We had chips and salsa with guac...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Kate C
Reviewed 17 February 2019

When visiting Cozumel, you have to take a trip to the East side of the island. No where in the Caribbean can you see a 30 mile strip of pristine beaches like this. There are very few places to stop for a drink or food...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 24GaryM
Reviewed 15 February 2019

the area is often crowded but if you are there before noon you can enjoy these "sea swimming pools" with clean water and white sand just behind the rocks

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank massimo g
Reviewed 13 February 2019

We go to Playa Chen Rio every time we are on the island, we just love it!!! We go to Mega and buy a Styrofoam cooler for our drinks and snacks. Find a nice spot on the beach and spend the day! Depending on the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank WayneS1965
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7 January 2019|
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Response from H7440ZUmichaelg | Reviewed this property |
There are nearby beaches where you could do that but not at the bar/restaurant
11 December 2018|
Response from Scubaprinces | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry no idea