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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 ¥16,686
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 ¥16,646
    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).

      Allegro Cozumel All Inclusive ¥13,537
      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 ¥31,562
        Royal Level at Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive

        Royal Level at Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive

        Km. 16.6, Carretera Sur, 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).

          Secrets Aura Cozumel - All Inclusive ¥20,808
          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).

            Sunscape Sabor Cozumel - All Inclusive ¥12,973
            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).

              Ventanas al Mar - Adults Only ¥10,680
              Ventanas al Mar - Adults Only

              Ventanas al Mar - Adults Only

              Carretera Costera Oriente Km. 43.5, Cozumel, QROO
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Nestled on the beach, this Cozumel hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chen Rio Beach and Punta Morena Beach. Playa Punta Chiqueros and San Martin Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

                Sunscape Sabor Cozumel - Todo Incluido
                Sunscape Sabor Cozumel - Todo Incluido

                Sunscape Sabor Cozumel - Todo Incluido

                Carr Costera Sur Km.12.9, Zona Hotelera Sur, Cozumel, QROO
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Nestled on the beach, this Cozumel property is within 2 mi (3 km) of Paradise Beach, Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park, and Mr. Sancho's Beach Club. Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park and San Francisco Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).