Best Value Beach Resorts in Cozumel


Cozumel has it all. Deserted beaches, beaches with amenities galore, world-class scuba diving and resorts for every taste. If you want to experience all Mexico’s Caribbean isle has to offer, but don’t necessarily want to spend a fortune, these value beach hotels are for you. You’ll still enjoy ocean views, delicious cuisine and on-site watersports, just for a fraction of the cost of more luxurious hotels.


El Cozumeleño Beach Resort

Cozumel, Mexico

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Fun on both land and sea is right outside your door at El Cozumeleño Beach Resort. Bask in the warm tropical sun at one of five gorgeous swimming pools, relax in one of two whirlpools, grab a cocktail at the swim-up bar, or choose your favorite spot on the long slice of breathtaking, powder-sand beach. If you want to do more than just dip your toes in the pool or surf, plenty of fun-in-the-sun water activities are available on site. Snorkeling and scuba lessons, as well as kayaking and aquaerobics, are offered at no extra charge.

When you want a break from the pristine waters, enjoy the beautiful island of Cozumel on a bicycle tour or while playing a round of golf. Cozumel Country Club is right across the street; the par-72, 6,734-yard course was designed by Jack Nicklaus’ son Steve, and guests receive a 30% discount on greens fees. After each sun-soaked day, rest easy in one of the spacious ocean-view or garden-view rooms. Between 252 rooms located in two separate “towers”, you’ll be sure to find the perfect accommodations for your stay.

El Cozumeleño Beach Resort features two outstanding restaurants. Choose La Veranda for an elegant dining experience, and no restrictions are placed on how often you can go. Enjoy panoramic views of the beautiful Caribbean at El Cocal Restaurant, which serves buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with an a la carte menu.

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Iberostar Cozumel

Cozumel, Mexico

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When you stay at the Iberostar Cozumel, things can get a little wild. For starters, the resort’s location—a bit off the beaten path and surrounded by jungle—means lots of friendly animals (like peacocks, flamingos and iguanas) wander on and off the hotel grounds. And that only covers the creatures you’ll see on land. As is the case in many resorts outside Cozumel’s main tourist zone, the main attraction here is scuba diving—something the private beach here, complete with its own on-site dive center, is perfectly cut out for.

The resort also offers all-inclusive amenities, including access to the hotel’s three restaurants (one is a buffet while the other two offer à la carte steaks and upscale Mexican fare). Additionally, anyone traveling with young children will be happy to hear Iberostar offers a whole host of supervised activities at their kids’ club—a boon to parents who might want to slip away for a little while to enjoy resort amenities like the luxury spa or sauna (and each other’s company, of course). Plus, the huge variety of room options means you’ll feel comfortable no matter what your travel plans are; choose from a bungalow-style ocean-view room with a king bed, a family-style room or anything in between!

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