White Sand Beaches
Cozumel is bordered by some of the most beautiful and best beaches in the world. The soft sand is cool to the touch and you can find exotic shells in the shallow waters that ripple along the edge of the island. Locals agree that the best place to swim is along the west coast. Many of the establishments along the Malecon have access to piers where you can jump off and enjoy a shallow ocean swim with your snorkeling gear. The sandy beaches found on the east side of the island are much less populated than those on the west, and surrounded by jungle flowers, shrubs and palm trees. Visitors to this side of the island can enjoy more beach area to themselves and have fun playing, body surfing and kite surfing in the warm waves.