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El Mirador (Cozumel)

Go on coastal walks and enjoy great ocean vistas from a rocky viewpoint at a beach on Cozumel’s wild side.

Head to Cozumel's rugged eastern coast for the El Mirador lookout, a sea-carved rock arch that forms a bridge over the water. Climb on top of the natural structure to enjoy commanding views across the Caribbean toward Cuba and watch the ocean splashing giant waves against the rocks.

Relax on the adjacent beach, a small white sandy strip punctuated by rock formations. Lie back and feel the heat of the sun’s rays. Try snorkeling when the sea is calm. If you decide to go for a swim, don't venture too far from shore. This side of the island has strong currents and undertows and the beach does not have lifeguard supervision.

Set out on a coastal hike from El Mirador, which will take you to other beaches and some deserted stretches. Bring sturdy shoes with you because the shoreline is rocky. Examine the shells that collect in large numbers as the tide washes them up on the shore. Pause to enjoy the glorious views of the wild scenery. Break up your hike by looking for rock pools where you can soak in water warmed by the sun.

After your exertions, enjoy a picnic back at El Mirador. Don't worry if you haven't brought any food or refreshments with you. Purchase refreshingly cold drinks, snacks and souvenirs from vendors on the beach.

While you are on this part of the island, visit some of the other nearby attractions. These include the Mayan ruins, Celarain lighthouse, beaches and wildlife of Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. This exciting family-friendly attraction is also known as Faro Celarain Eco Park.

El Mirador and its beach are located on the eastern side of Cozumel, about 20 miles (30 kilometers) southeast of San Miguel, the island’s main city. Arrive by taxi or moped. You can also drive here if you prefer. Parking at the beach is free.


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Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive ¥16,458
Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive

Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive

Km 17 782 Carretera Costera Sur, El Cedral, Cozumel, QROO
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nestled on the beach, this Cozumel property is within 2 mi (3 km) of San Francisco Beach, Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park, and Paradise Beach. Palancar Beach and Mr. Sancho's Beach Club are also within 2 mi (3 km).

    Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive ¥16,548
    Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive

    Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive

    Km 16.6 Carretera Sur, El Cedral, San Francisco, Palancar, Cozumel, QROO
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Cozumel, this beachfront property is in a national park and within 2 mi (3 km) of San Francisco Beach, Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park, and Paradise Beach. Palancar Beach and Mr. Sancho's Beach Club are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      Maya palancar VIP
      Maya palancar VIP

      Maya palancar VIP

      Carretera Costera Sur km 19.5, Cozumel, QROO
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Cozumel, this holiday park is steps from Paseo El Cedral Reef and Palancar Beach. Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park and San Francisco Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Allegro Cozumel All Inclusive ¥14,322
        Allegro Cozumel All Inclusive

        Allegro Cozumel All Inclusive

        Kilometro 16.5 Carretera Costera Sur, Cozumel, QROO
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Cozumel, this beachfront property is in a national park and within 2 mi (3 km) of Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park, Paradise Beach, and Mr. Sancho's Beach Club. San Francisco Beach and Palancar Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Royal Level at Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive ¥63,354
          Royal Level at Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive

          Royal Level at Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive

          Km. 16.6, Carretera Sur, Cozumel, QROO
             
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Nestled on the beach, this Cozumel property is within 2 mi (3 km) of San Francisco Beach, Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park, and Paradise Beach. Palancar Beach and Mr. Sancho's Beach Club are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            Casa Hacienda San Gabriel ¥5,100
            Casa Hacienda San Gabriel

            Casa Hacienda San Gabriel

            El Cedral, Cozumel, QROO
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Cozumel, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from El Cedral and within 6 mi (10 km) of Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park and Paradise Beach. San Francisco Beach and Palancar Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Sunscape Sabor Cozumel - All Inclusive ¥11,995
              Sunscape Sabor Cozumel - All Inclusive

              Sunscape Sabor Cozumel - All Inclusive

              Carretera Costera Sur Km 12.9, Cozumel, QROO
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Nestled on the beach, this Cozumel property is within a 15-minute walk of Paradise Beach, Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park, and Mr. Sancho's Beach Club. San Francisco Beach and Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Secrets Aura Cozumel - All Inclusive ¥31,340
                Secrets Aura Cozumel - All Inclusive

                Secrets Aura Cozumel - All Inclusive

                Carretera Costera Sur Km 12.99, Hotel Zone, Cozumel, QROO
                   
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Nestled on the beach, this Cozumel property is within a 15-minute walk of Paradise Beach, Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park, and Mr. Sancho's Beach Club. San Francisco Beach and Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).