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Playa Chen Rio

Costera Este Highway 3.5 miles north, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Beatiful water, great for kids, good place for day trip or those in port from a cruise

So the East side of Cozumel is just beautiful. The water and surf/waves - if you are in port for... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
caribbeantravelcielo
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Beautiful

Another part of Cozumel you must see. It is a great place to cool off in the water and just relax... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
BrendaH-Houston
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Houston, Texas
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“beautiful beach” (32 reviews)
“body surfing” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Costera Este Highway 3.5 miles north, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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"beautiful beach"
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"body surfing"
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"protected area"
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"rented a car"
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"calm waters"
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"grilled fish"
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

So the East side of Cozumel is just beautiful. The water and surf/waves - if you are in port for the day and want to go the East side and have a location for the kids to snorkel, this is it. The other locations not...More

4  Thank caribbeantravelcielo
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Another part of Cozumel you must see. It is a great place to cool off in the water and just relax and have a good time.

Thank BrendaH-Houston
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This restaurant is wonderful. You can sit right on the beach and go in the water if you want to. The portions of food are huge and everything is reasonably priced. If you like fish this is definitely a must.

1  Thank Donna W
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We rented a car and drove to the other side of the island and were recommended this place by all of the locals. It was a great place to unwind. The water was crystal clear and beautiful. There was an incredible seafood place a the...More

1  Thank Miranda K
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This was a nice sandy beach on the west side of the island. There were many locals on the Saturday we visited and families were enjoying the water and the sun. The beach had a protected area where little kids would be safe to swim....More

Thank Don P
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

If you want to do what the locals do, go to Chen Rio on Sunday! Beautiful place for lunch and a swim.

Thank Elisa36
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

takes a littel time to get there by taxi, 12 $ one way with 3 of us. beach is more rocky and not so much sand, snorkeling is popular, need beach shoes becuse of the rocks, interesting when you get into the water, you are...More

Thank blueskies15-10
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Came to the island on the Triumph. This was our 6th visit and I was determined to go to Chen Rio. The taxis drivers try to deter you from going there but it was everything i was looking for. The views were stunning,the food mouth...More

Thank Lacey L
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

This is a great little spot. The beach is protected from the waves by coral sticking up out of the water and the restaurant makes the best fried fish in the world. I have been here twice and it is a must stop when I...More

1  Thank ReginaBeachRat
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

This was an amazing beach and safe to swim. I could have spent a week right here. They have chair to rent or just throw a towel on the sand,places to eat, and bathrooms

1  Thank Kelley C
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Kadee K
2 June 2018|
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Response from caribbeantravelcielo | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes Chen Rio has bathrooms detached from the restaurant that we used while we were there. This is the best place to snorkel and swim safely for kids since there is a natural area with rocks that break the waves and... More
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22 March 2018|
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Response from Don P | Reviewed this property |
It is on the opposite side of the island from the cruise terminals. It is about 20km from the center of Cozumel, maybe a 30min drive. There are some shops and at least one restaurant so I assume there are bathroom... More
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Francis A
13 March 2018|
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Response from Alan D | Reviewed this property |
There’s not legal, you have to pay a service to get out of the batió al waters to Fish ok International waters. Or pay someone of the local people, and go with them at 4:00 am to Fish.
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