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"Travel and Leisure" Best Cozumel Beach Picks!

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"Travel and Leisure" Best Cozumel Beach Picks!

I tend to disagree with their choices but everyone can't always agree!

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I'm thinking the author of this article has never been to Cozumel. 'Playa Bonita...'Gentle waves make it a relaxing destination for swimming and kayaking.' Really? some days, sure. Most days, we'll be reading about you in the news. I've swum and body surfed there but I sure wouldn't recommend it to everybody every day! And, where, pray tell, does one rent a kayak there? We've never seen one. And where is Punta Sur on this list? That's the best, most gorgeous swimming beach on the island and a great snorkeling reef to boot! that does it - I'm going to be a travel writer. ;)

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2. Re: "Travel and Leisure" Best Cozumel Beach Picks!

I had read the article earlier but didn't post anything about it because I also found it so inaccurate.

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I agree. Maybe the author will change her story if she ever actually visits Cozumel.

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4. Re: "Travel and Leisure" Best Cozumel Beach Picks!

I am with Sam on this. Punta Sur beach is IMHO the best beach on the island and it didn't even make the list.

Playa Bonita kind of doesn't even HAVE a beach anymore, unless you walk considerably to the South, and then its risky going out past waist deep.

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The funny part that Punta Sur is not mentioned, is that the lead picture in the article sure looks like a view north of Punta Sur from the Lighthouse. Yes I know its not the beach club, but its still Punta Sur.

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zman: I think you're right about the pic - that is funny.

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Not much of an article in my opinion. Makes me wonder how much time they ever spent in Cozumel.

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LOL! Not only does Playa Bonita not have much of a beach these days like Eno says, but that little sliver of beach is dotted with fallen palapas and lots of basura. I don't feel like Chen Rio is much better. I like their ceviche there, though.

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9. Re: "Travel and Leisure" Best Cozumel Beach Picks!

I see that you all recommend Punta Sur. We have a large group of 19 coming in October on a cruise. We will be in Cozumel for the day. What is the best way for a large group to get there? Is there food/drink? We have adults and teenagers and are looking for recommendations. Any help would be appreciated! :)

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10. Re: "Travel and Leisure" Best Cozumel Beach Picks!

Papito's beach club at Punta Sur has good food and drinks. As for getting there, probably a couple of taxi vans for the day. Maybe someone else here has other options for you. Have fun!

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