Playa Punta Morena

Playa Punta Morena - Mexico
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Situated midway along the east coast of Cozumel facing out into the rich blue of the Caribbean Sea, Playa Punta Morena is a broad sweep of pale sand which arches around a small bay. Backed by a handful of places to grab tasty food and drink, and dotted with sun loungers and umbrellas, much of its sand remains free for beach games.

There’s a small natural pool sunken into these sands which is a great addition to the shallows for younger children. At certain times of day, the shallows form pools partially enclosed by natural rock formations which can be rough to the touch. You might also find the cannon and shot recovered from a shipwreck just off Cozumel and dated to the sixteenth century.

However, the most popular reason for visiting Playa Punta Morena is for the sense of tranquillity together with waves which can be suitable for intermediate surfers. Swimmers should remain wary, since at times strong currents develop off shore.

During peak season months, you’ll often also find islanders selling trinkets and other small souvenirs from the beach.

Nearest town/city


Type of beach



  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant

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