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showcat February 28th, 2009 04:10 AM

Cozumel beaches near downtown, bars, shopping, etc
What's your reccomendation for a Cozumel beach near shopping, bars and restaurants. My girlfriend wants to shop, hit the bars. I want to snorkle, sun bathe. So we need a beach that close to other things. I would like one with lockers, showers, decent restrooms, nice sand, snokling equiptment, food, drinks, beach chairs. Also are there any beaches that we will not be harrased by venders trying to sell us stuff every 5 minutes? :roll:

Donna February 28th, 2009 05:44 AM

You'll actually need to take a short cab ride, depends on which pier you are docked at. The newer one is right by downtown, the other needs a cab to get to the shopping. I'd suggest going to Chankanaab Park for a few hours, snorkel, sun bath, etc. and then get a cab into town.

showcat February 28th, 2009 05:50 AM

Thanks Donna, any idea what pier the Glory will be at? Or which beaches are closer to downtown?

colorcrazie February 28th, 2009 02:11 PM

You're not likely to find really good beaches right near downtown. Chakanaab is a great place to go. Lockers, decent facilities, no pushy vendors, at least that I can remember, and beautiful water. Keep in mind, though, that the island of Cozumel has very little natural beach. it is very rocky...actually old coral. Only places like Chakanaab that have created beach areas have anything like good sandy spots.

Phil&Liz February 28th, 2009 06:12 PM

All of the above are correct. Chak is your best best.

The pier is unknown due to other ships schedules and availability and other variables.

The Capers the night before will tell you which pier you will dock at.

There is a chance the shopping expert person would know in advance so maybe ask him/her when you get onboard.

I use a company (a husban/wife team actually) that prints maps of the whole Mex Riviera. These maps are fantastic and have lots of info on everything like places to eat and all the beaches and amenities.

The lady can be reached at

Phil & Liz

Snoozeman February 28th, 2009 07:54 PM

Your probably going to be docked at Puerto Maya.

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