Beaches in Cozumel and Costa Maya as Shore Excursions

Would appreciate any suggestions for beaches to visit while in port for the day at Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico. We are not interested in any of the planned Shore Excursions offered by the cruise lines for these destinations, they just seem to be a bit expensive. Would like to just go to a nearby beach and spend the day. I'm thinking some hotels offer day packages...can anyone recommend any? I'm thinking there were some taxis available at the dock last time we visited, but would love to feel safe in doing this option. We are cruising in late July, so plenty of time to consider our options. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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I was looking into this one as they do not charge for kids under 8, but had seen some bad reviews and that it wasn't worth the money etc. and was thinking of doing Mr. Sanchos or Playa Mia.. we will have our 4 year old son with us. I also liked it that El Cid was so close to the ships. Our son is well behaved, but melt downs do occur from time to time and being so close we could walk back if one does happen. Please post an update on it if you all do go in November.

We go to Money Bar used to be called Dzul Ha we have been going here for years. This is not a beach that goes to the water edge, it is what they call Iron shore. What it is great for is diving and snorkeling! They have steps that go down to the water. You have to be aware of the currents here they can be strong at times! The taxi fare is about $10 for up to 4 people one way. They have taxies out front for your return if not just ask them to get you one. Also they rent snorkel gear if you do not bring your own.

hi, I was just looking through the posts and saw your reply.

We did have a great time at eleven did a, but there is a drawback, it does not have a beach per Dr, you walk down and step off into the water. Now it was where you could see the bottom, but not sure how deep it was. There ppl standing out there, but one of our boys is affected by autism sand has some mobility issues. He would have had a very hard time getting back up.

Good items, never an empty glass, either virgin or alcohol drinks. No buffett since not many ppl there, but they insisted that we order any or everything from the menu without charge. Fish and shrimp tacos, wings, tenders and pizza galore.

It was a 2 block walk but with styles mobility issues 3 of the group took a taxi to ship for $8.

I hope this helps!


Well I was reading yesterday Cozumel has a Waterpark which one of the packages include the beach. I haven’t been to Cozumel since 05 I’ve slept since then I couldn’t tell you the name of the beach but it was pretty. I only wish the water was a little more blue it’s more of a green color😒

but on another note I ate at Carlos and Charlie’s and heard they have one on the beach now try to check them out the food is off the chain and they make a damn good margarita!! Hope this helps travel safely!!

Thanks!! This will help add to the decision for sure. My son will be 4 by then and we don't know how he will react to the water, beach etc. So it might be OK to walk there or take a taxi. It seems reasonable price wise.. and if it is not busy that's a bigger plus!

Thanks again!


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