Claim to Fame
One of the most pristine beaches on Cozumel, Playa Punta Morena Beach has risen like the proverbial phoenix in the wake of Hurricane Wilma to become better than ever.
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- Where is it?on the central east coast of Cozumel on the Caribbean Sea
- Coordinates: latitude» 20.4134°
- Water Type: saltwater
- Climate: tropical
- Development: developed areas; resort town
- Length of Beach:
- Type: white sand
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Playa Punta Morena Beach has found a new life in the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma with its completely restored beach bar and restaurant (serving some of the best fish in Cozumel, FYI!), situated right on the beach.
Everything has been modernized, and while it may lack its former rustic splendor, it has all you want and then some, including clean public washrooms, practical change rooms, and paved parking.
This beach is a dichotomy in that it is laid-back and kid-positive, a mix of relaxed Zen and playful fun, all at once. There is a devoted childrenís play area where you can goof around and have a lark with your youngsters, plus a saltwater wading pool so you can begin to teach them the curious buoyancy of swimming in the ocean.
Playa Punta Morena Beach is a place to spend the day or a week; it has just enough of the amenities that a family wants in a great vacation, but is far from the more commercialized beaches of the west coast and other parts of Mexico, like Cancun. Sit back and enjoy the sun, surf and sand, while your children play safely, with may titillating options close at hand.
Dig your toes deep into the sand, feel the heat and relax on Cozumelís clean, pretty everyone-welcome beach, Playa Punta Morena Beach.