With its year-round stunning temperatures, Cozumel is the best place to visit—and today I’m sharing the best places to stay in Cozumel!
Cozumel is an island and municipality on the Caribbean Sea. It is 48 km long, 16 km wide and, as of 2014, had a population of about 86,000 people. The exquisite beaches (and 15km-long coral reef) of Cozumel receive more than 2 million visitors per year, meaning that Cozumel has a huge tourist-driven economy. A huge amount of cruise ships dock here at Cozumel, and it’s a stunning tourist destination.
The island of Cozumel is usually broken down into 3 main areas: San Miguel, Costera Sur, and Costera Norte. San Miguel has a population of about 77,000 and is the largest city in Cozumel. Costera Sur is a popular place to see the incredible coastal view, snorkel, and scuba dive. Costera Norte begins just above the downtown area and stretches north to the many beaches. It is near Playa San Juan and the Cozumel Airport.
When deciding the best place to stay in Cozumel, there are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind. Consider how close you want to be to the attractions, the beach, the shops, and what kind of experiences you want to have. Whether you want to explore submarines, go scuba diving, or have dinner on a pirate ship, Cozumel is packed with plenty of exciting experiences.
Best Places to Stay in Cozumel
These are the best places to stay for anyone traveling to Cozumel on a budget. The hotels on this list are good for families, nomads, and anyone wanting an affordable getaway.
★★★ Hotel Plaza Cozumel, Cozumel, Mexico
Only a few steps from the Cozumel Museum and the Main Square, Hotel Plaza Cozumel is the perfect place to stay. With excellent views and local vendors right nearby, you can experience the real culture and feel of Cozumel without breaking the bank. Explore Mexico Park and Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park only a few steps away from the hotel.
★★★ Hotel Boutique Vista del Mar Cozumel, Cozumel, Mexico
Free WiFi and continental breakfast are just 2 of the great features of Hotel Boutique Vista Del Mar in Cozumel. The hotel also offers mini-refrigerators, air conditioning, and ocean view options. It's also near some of the best attractions and landmarks. With 105 restaurants less than a 1km walk away, you’re sure to experience incredible food, too!
These are the best places to stay for mid-budget travel. The hotel on this list is family-friendly and great for groups travelling together.
★★★ Hotel Barracuda, Cozumel, Mexico
Facing the Caribbean Sea, all of Hotel Barracuda’s rooms have amazing panoramic views and balconies. The hotel also has a spa, outdoor swimming pool, and gorgeous gift shop. It’s only a 10-minute walk to the beach, and there is a supermarket right across the street. Hotel Barracuda has a 24-hour front desk, and they are always available to organize activities for you such as windsurfing, diving, and snorkeling.
There are some amazing places to stay in Cozumel for the traveller who enjoys luxury. Featuring amenities like gyms, hot tubs, sea views, air conditioning, 24-hour room service, and private balconies, these luxurious places offer an incredibly comfortable stay.
★★★★★ Occidental Cozumel All Inclusive, Cozumel, Mexico
Offering a private beachfront experience and the most exquisite views, the Occidental Cozumel All Inclusive offers the most impressive stay in Cozumel. Tennis courts, beach volleyball, and a specialty restaurant are all right at your fingertips. Add free Wi-Fi, two swimming pools, and an amazing amount of children’s and family entertainment, and this is definitely the best place to stay on the island.
★★★★ El Cozumeleno Beach Resort - All Inclusive, Cozumel, Mexico
Get diving lessons, enjoy a bike tour, and go golfing all right from this luxurious beach resort. There are numerous cafes and restaurants all within short walking distance from this resort. With incredible views and a huge number of activities to explore, El Cozumeleño Beach Resort is a great place to stay in Cozumel.
★★★★★ Secrets Aura Cozumel (Adults Only), Cozumel, Mexico
For couples that are looking for that romantic experience together, Secrets Aura Cozumel is for you. This beautiful resort has an incredible flowing pool, exercise programs, scuba diving programs, and more. With the nearby beaches, airports, and mountainous region, Secrets Aura Cozumel is the best place for couples to stay in Cozumel.
Cozumel is an incredible place to stay. Whether you’re on a strict budget or looking for more luxury, Cozumel has something to offer. Outdoor adventures, touristy landmarks, and incredible food are just some of the experiences you can count on when planning your next trip to Cozumel!