19 Beach Day-Passes
near Cozumel Cruise Port

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Everything you need to know about beach day passes on a cruise to Cozumel: all-inclusive packages, prices, opening hours, location, how to get there and activities.

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Cruise passengers planning a day at the beach when calling at the Port of Cozumel have many different options. Besides famous beaches with free entrance such as San Francisco, Playa Bonita, Punta Morena or San Martin, there are many Beach Clubs, Hotels, Resorts and Parks in Cozumel.

Many of these offer what become know as a day-pass: literally, a pass (at a cost) to enjoy one day using the services and amenities of a Beach Club, a Water Park or Resort.

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  1. Carlos ‘N Charlie’s
  2. Mr. Sancho's Beach Club
  3. Nachi Cocom Beach Club
  4. Papito's Beach Club
  5. Paradise Beach
  6. Playa Uvas Beach Club
  7. Chankanaab Park
  8. Playa Mia Beach & Water Park
  9. Passion Island Private Park
  10. Punta Sur Eco Beach Park
  11. Xcaret Eco-Archaeological Park
  12. Allegro Cozumel Resort Hotel
  13. El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel
  14. El Cozumeleno Beach Resort
  15. Iberostar Cozumel
  16. Meliá Vacation Club
  17. Occidental Hotel Resor
  18. Park Royal All-Inclusive Hotel
  19. Sunscape Sabor Beach Resort
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Carlos n' Charlie's in Cozumel

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Must-know: All-Inclusive Day Pass for Cruisers

These day-passes are offered in different packages and have, consequentially, different prices. Cruisers can choose between All-Inclusive day-passes with unlimited food and drinks, just an entrance access with open-bar or unlimited buffet, and even VIP services.

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Nachi Cocom - Cozumel

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There are three main types of places offering a day-pass - Beach Clubs, Water Parks and Resorts (or Hotels). All have different characteristics and ambiances allowing the cruise traveler to choose between fun-party atmosphere, laid-back relaxation or family orientated depending on what you wish to do.

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Paradise Beach - Cozumel

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Irrespectively of where cruise ships dock, there is a good number of clubs, hotels, and parks to choose from close to any of the three terminals.

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Park Royal - Cozumel

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Some of these places are offered onboard your cruise ship including transportation and, usually, in combination with excursions to other attractions. But, if you just want to spend the day on a serviced beach with a good restaurant, bar, different activities and services, there are many online services that offer all sorts of day-passes.

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Mr. Sanchos - Cozumel

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However, you should be aware that transportation is not included in the day-pass. The good news is that there are lots of taxis available as soon as cruisers exit any of the terminals. Taxi fares are listed and reasonably priced in particular if you are in a group of 4 or more.

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Taxis in Punta Langosta - Cozumel

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Although the cruise traveler may consider just walk-in to any of the places listed below it is advisable to book in advance. Most of these clubs, hotels, and parks are well divulged and capacity is limited.

Beach Clubs - A to Z

1. Carlos ‘N Charlie’s Beach Club

A favorite among cruise passengers, Carlos ‘N Charlie’s is famous for its party ambiance, diverse of activities, white sand, crystal blue water, excellent food, and drinks On the beach, you will find chairs and umbrellas, pool table, restrooms, fresh water showers, free Wi-Fi and a volleyball court.

Photo of Carlos ‘N Charlie’s in Cozumel.

Photo Credit: Carlos ‘N Charlie’s Management

Where: Located on the South West Coast, 9 miles (14 km) from downtown or 6 miles south of Puerta Maya. Taxi fares to get there: from Puerta Maya - around $15 (USD) for 1-4 guests (8-minute taxi ride) | from International Pier - around $15 (USD) for 1-4 guests (10-minute taxi ride) | from Punta Langosta - around $22 (USD) for 1-4 guests (20-minute taxi ride). Open hours: 9 AM to 5 PM.
Activities: Glass Bottom Boat | Snorkeling | Parasailing | Jet Sky | Banana Ride | Massage | Henna Tattoos | Souvenir Shop
Day Pass Price:  Between $50 and $60.00 (USD)
Website: www.carlosncharliesbeachclub.com

2. Mr. Sancho's Beach Club

Carnival cruise passengers love this club with its long beach, ocean kayaks, lockers, beach chairs, side tables with umbrellas, swim up pool bar, fresh water showers, changing rooms, beach volleyball, ping pong and hammocks.

Photo of Mr. Sancho's in Cozumel.

Photo: Mr. Sancho's Management

Where: Located on the South West Coast, 10 miles (16 km) from downtown or 7 miles south of Puerta Maya. Taxi fares to get there: From Puerta Maya - around $17 (USD) for 1-4 guests (8-minute taxi ride) | From International Pier - around $17 (USD) for 1-4 guests (10-minute taxi ride) | From Punta Langosta - around $25 (USD) for 1-4 guests (20-minute taxi ride). Open hours: Monday to Saturday, 8 AM to 5 PM | Closed on Sunday.
Activities: Snorkel | Shopping | Massages | Hair Braiding | Parasailing | Jet Skis | Water Park | Jungle ATV Tours | Horseback Riding
Day Pass Price:  Starting at $50 (USD)
Website: www.mrsanchos.com

3. Nachi Cocom Beach Club

Another All Inclusive Beach Break popular among cruise passengers, Nachi Cocom is limited to 130 guests per day. Top features and amenities include a swimming pool, a large Jacuzzi, swim up bar, beach chairs, a huge palapa-style restaurant, free Wi-Fi and a water sports center.

Photo of Nachi Cocom in Cozumel.

Photo: Nachi Cocom Management

Where: Located on the South West Coast, 10.5 miles (17 km) from downtown or 7.5 miles south of Puerta Maya. Taxi fares to get there: Puerta Maya - around $17 (USD) for 1-4 guests (8-minute taxi ride) | International Pier - around $17 (USD) for 1-4 guests (10-minute taxi ride) | Punta Langosta - around $25 (USD) for 1-4 guests (20-minute taxi ride). Open: Monday to Saturday, 8 AM to 5 PM | Closed on Sunday.
Activities: Glass Bottom Boat | Snorkeling | Massages |
Day Pass Price:  Starts at $55 (USD)
Website: www.cozumelnachicocom.com

4. Papito's Beach Club

Off the beaten track and secluded, Papito's is right at the southern tip of the Island and is limited to 50 guests per day to relax on miles of open sand. A truly exclusive paradise inside the stunning Punta Sur Eco Park without all the fancy and noisy activities - no water park, no jet skis, no parasailing, no boat traffic, no entertainment staff, no beach vendors.

Photo of Papito's in Cozumel.

Photo: Papito's Management

Where: Located on the South West Coast, 22 miles (36 km) the downtown or 24 miles south of Puerta Maya. Taxi fares to get there: The taxi fare for up to 4 people will cost around $35 (USD) taking up to 40 minutes. Open: Monday to Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM | Closed on Sunday.
Activities: Just Beach and Ocean.
Day Pass Price:  starting at $60.00 (USD) including the visit to Punta Sur Eco-Park.
Website: Facebook Page

5. Paradise Beach (NOT ALL-inclusive)

Unlike other Beach Clubs, Paradise Beach is really just a beach. A Fun Pass cost $18 giving you have access to the beach, the pool, kayaks, snorkeling gear and water toys but it doesn't include the bar or the restaurant.

Photo of Paradise Beach in Cozumel.

Photo: Paradise Beach Management

Where: Located on the South West Coast, 9 miles (14 km) from downtown or 6 miles south of Puerta Maya. Taxi fares to get there: Puerta Maya - around $15 (USD) for 1-4 guests (8-minute taxi ride) | International Pier - around $15 (USD) for 1-4 guests (10-minute taxi ride) | Punta Langosta - around $22 (USD) for 1-4 guests (20-minute taxi ride). Open: Everyday from 8 AM to 5 PM | Sundays 10 AM to 5 PM.
Activities: Kayaks | Snorkel | Stand Up Paddle | Water Toys
Entrance:  starting at $18.00 (USD)
Website: Official Site

6. Playa Uvas Beach Club

Although exclusive and secluded, Uvas offers diverse packages for those that just want access to its facilities (Beach Chairs, Umbrellas, Free Wi-Fi, Hammocks and the Restaurant Bar). If you prefer, other packages include open bar, all-inclusive, and even a VIP service.

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Photo: Playa Uvas Management

Where: South West Coast - Located 2.5 miles (4km) from Puerta Maya and 5.5 miles from San Miguel (Punta Langosta). Taxi fares to get there: Puerta Maya - around $12 (USD) for 1-4 guests (8-minute taxi ride) | International Pier - around $12 (USD) for 1-4 guests (10-minute taxi ride) | Punta Langosta - around $18 (USD) for 1-4 guests (17-minute taxi ride). Open: Monday to Saturday, 8 AM am to 5 PM | Closed on Sunday.
Activities: Fish Spa | Kayaks | Snorkel | Massage | Tours
Day Pass Price:  starting at $15 (basic entrance) up to $100 (VIP).
Website: Official Site

Beach Parks - A to Z

7. Chankanaab Park

Inside a large National Marine Park, Chankanaab combines a number of top attractions and activities in Cozumel, with a beautiful beach serviced with Chairs, Palapas, Hammocks, Restrooms, Showers, and Lockers. Food and Drinks in Restaurants and Snack Bars are not included. Also, some activities are not included in the entrance price, such as the Spa, the Clear Bottom Kayak Adventure, the Tequila Factory, the Snuba Seatrek, the Dolphin Discovery or the Zip Line.

Photo of Chankanaab in Cozumel.

Photo: Chankanaab Management

Where: South West Coast - Located 3.5 miles (6km) from Puerta Maya and 6.5 miles from San Miguel (Punta Langosta). Taxi fares to get there: approximate taxi cost is $12.00 USD for a taxi (up to 4 people) - fare is per Taxi NOT per person. Open: Monday to Saturday 8A M to 4 PM | Closed on Sunday.
Attractions: Reef, Lagoon, Inlet Swimming Area, Underwater Statues, Botanical Garden, Eco-Archaeological Tour, Mayan House, Archaeological Pre Hispanic Replicas, Crocodile Exhibition and Sea Lion Show.
Entrance:  between $21 and $39 (USD)
Website: Official Site

8. Playa Mia Beach & Water Park

The largest water and beach park in Cozumel offer all sorts of activities for all ages. The park offers different packages ranging from the Basic Beach Day Pass ($30 USD) to an All-Inclusive excursion starting at $99.00 USD. At the Park, the cruise traveler will find a huge floating park, twister water slides, massage tub, swim-up pool bar and the Buccaneer's Bay for kids. On the white sand beach, lots of activities are available such as snorkel, kayaking or paddle boats.

Photo of Playa Mia in Cozumel.

Photo: Playa Mia Management

Where: South West Coast - Located 6.5 miles (10km) from Puerta Maya and 9.5 miles from San Miguel (Punta Langosta).
Getting There by Taxi: Puerta Maya - around $17 (USD) for 1-4 guests (8-minute taxi ride) | International Pier - around $17 (USD) for 1-4 guests (10-minute taxi ride) | Punta Langosta - around $25 (USD) for 1-4 guests (20-minute taxi ride). Open: Every day from 9 AM to 6 PM.
Activities: Parasail | Snorkel | Jet-sky | Sailboats | Paddle Boats | Floating Mats | Ping Pong | Volleyball Court | Soccer Court | Water Bicycles | Kayaks.
Day Pass Price:  starting at $30 (USD)
Website: Official Site

9. Passion Island Private Park

Photo of Passion Island in Cozumel.

Photo: Passion Island Management

This private island on the northern side of Cozumel can only be accessed with an excursion. It is possible to book onboard your cruise ship - usually promoted as "Isla Pasion All-Inclusive Beach Getaway" - or with online booking services. Excursions include Round-Trip Transportation, Jungle Adventure Jeep Tour, Buffet, Open Bar. Beach services and amenities include Palapa Huts, Hammocks, Tables, Beach Beds, Chairs, Lockers, Showers & Bathrooms.

Where: South East Coast- Located 9.5 miles (15km) from Puerta Maya and 7 miles from Punta Langosta Terminal (San Miguel).
Getting There: Tours departs at 9 AM, 11 AM or 1 PM, from Monday to Saturday.
Activities: Water Toys | Soccer | Volleyball
Day Pass Price:  between $45 and $70 (USD)
Website: Official Site

10. Punta Sur Eco Beach Park

On the southernmost point of the island, Punta Sur Park is located inside an ecological reserve (the largest in Cozumel) with a very nice serviced beach with Chairs, Hammocks, Showers (beach area), Restrooms and Life Guard. Food and Drinks in the Restaurants and Snack Bars are NOT included in the entrance price.

Photo of Punta Sur in Cozumel.

Photo: Punta Sur Management

Where: South East Coast- Located 18 miles (29km) from Puerta Maya and 21 miles from Punta Langosta Terminal (San Miguel). Taxi fares to get there: Puerta Maya - around $35 (USD) for 1-4 guests (20-minute taxi ride) | International Pier - around $35 (USD) for 1-4 guests (20-minute taxi ride) | Punta Langosta - around $35 (USD) for 1-4 guests (30-minute taxi ride). Open: Monday to Saturday 8 AM to 4 PM | Closed on Sunday.
Attractions: Navigation and Cultural Museum, Celarain Lighthouse, Crocodile and Bird Watching, Boat Ride, Souvenirs & Handcrafts.
Entrance:  Adults $14.00 USD | Children $8.00 USD (3-11 years)
Website: Official Site

11. Xcaret Eco-Archaeological Park

Xcaret Park is a major Mexican Natural Theme Park located 4 miles (6 km) south of Playa del Carmen on the mainland of the Riviera Maya, which means that cruise passengers will need to get on a Ferry if planning to visit this Park. To do it on your own is not difficult but requires good planning. Most cruise lines offer shore excursions to Xcaret and you can also use online booking services that include transportation. The visitor can explore many attractions including swimming in the lagoons, natural pools, channels and cenotes or enjoy a Mayan swim as you float for 30 minutes on the surface of an underground river.

Photo of Xcaret in Playa del Carmen.

Photo: Xcaret Management

Where: 4 miles south of Playa del Carmen. Taxi fares to get there: Excursion or Ferry + Bus. Open: 9.30 AM to 5 PM. (last admission 4.45 PM) | Sunday and holidays: 2 PM– 4 PM. Attractions: Archaeological Site | Museum of Mayan Cities | Aquarium | Butterfly Pavilion | Aviary | Deer Island | Puma & Jaguar Island | Orchid Greenhouse.
Entrance:  starting at $89.00 (USD)
Website: Official Site

All Inclusive Resorts and Hotels
A to Z

12. Allegro Cozumel Resort Hotel

One of the least known Resorts in Cozumel, seldom mentioned on cruise reviews, Allegro Beach Club is a 4-star Hotel part of the Barcelo Spanish chain. The Hotel is on the magnificent Playa San Francisco, right by the Palancar Reef.

Photo of Allegro Hotel in Cozumel.

Photo: Allegro Hotel Management

Where: South West Coast - Located 7.5 miles (12 km) from Puerta Maya and 10.5 miles from Punta Langosta Terminal (San Miguel). Getting There: Puerta Maya - around $18 (USD) for 1-4 guests (10-minute taxi ride) | International Pier - around $18 (USD) for 1-4 guests (10-minute taxi ride) | Punta Langosta - around $25 (USD) for 1-4 guests (15-minute taxi ride). Open: Everyday. Day Pass Price:  Starting at $40.00 (USD).
Website: Official Site

13. El Cid La Ceiba Hotel Resort

Photo of El Cid  Hotel in Cozumel.

Photo: El Cid Management

Located within walking distance from both the International Cruise Terminal and Puerta Maya, El Cid is well-known by cruise passengers on ships that dock at these piers. The beach-front hotel has a small but nice serviced sandy beach, Jacuzzi, two pools with lounge chairs, and brilliantly colored reefs ideal for snorkeling.

Where: South West Coast - Next to the International Cruise Terminal, 500 yards (meters) from Puerta Maya and 3 miles from Punta Langosta Terminal (San Miguel). Taxi fares to get there: Walking from the International Pier and Puerta Maya | Punta Langosta - around $8 (USD) for 1-4 guests (10-minute taxi ride). Open: Everyday between 9 AM and 5 PM.
Activities: Volleyball | Tennis | Snorkel
Day Pass Price:  between $45 and $65 (USD)
Website: Official Site

14. El Cozumeleno Hotel Resort

One of the few Resorts on the Northern West Coast, El Cozumeleno is a located on 600 meters of a white sandy beach and is the closest to the Punta Langosta Terminal. Besides the beach, El Cozumeleno has two pool areas, a swim-up bar, a children's pool, outdoor oceanfront whirlpools, game room, mini-golf course, hammock stations, fitness center, a tennis court and many water sports (some are not included with Day-Passes).

Photo of El Cozumeleno Hotel in Cozumel.

Photo: El Cozumeleno Management

Where: North West Coast- Located 6.5 miles (10km) from Puerta Maya and 3.5 miles from Punta Langosta Terminal (San Miguel).
Getting There: Puerta Maya - around $17 (USD) for 1-4 guests (25-minute taxi ride) | International Pier - around $17 (USD) for 1-4 guests (20-minute taxi ride) | Punta Langosta - around $8 (USD) for 1-4 guests (10-minute taxi ride).Open: Everyday 9 AM to 5 PM.
Activities: Snorkeling | Kayaking | Parasailing | Jet-ski | Tennis
Day Pass Price:  between $55 and $69 (USD)
Website: Official Site

15. Iberostar Cozumel Hotel Resort

Among the most attractive features of this 5-star hotel, a freshwater lake pool surrounded by palm trees and palapas is at par with its white sand beach and one of the best tropical reefs in Cozumel close by. A separate kiddies pool maintains the laid-back atmosphere for grown-ups looking to relax. The hotel is Wheelchair accessible and offers FREE Wi-Fi.

Photo of Iberostar Hotel in Cozumel.

Photo: Iberostar Management

Where: South West Coast - Located 11 miles (x km) from Puerta Maya and 14 miles from Punta Langosta Terminal (San Miguel)

Getting There: Puerta Maya - around $20 (USD) for 1-4 guests (15-minute taxi ride) | International Pier - around $20 (USD) for 1-4 guests (15-minute taxi ride) | Punta Langosta - around $25 (USD) for 1-4 guests (25-minute taxi ride). Open: Everyday 9 AM to 5 PM.
Activities: Snorkeling | Kayaking | Catamarans | Fitness Center
Day Pass Price:  starting at $65.00 (USD)
Website: Official Site

16. Meliá Vacation Club Hotel Resort

Closer to Punta Langosta Terminal, on the Northern West Coast, the Meliá Vacation Club is ideal for those cruising with kids. A Pirate themed Park, the Flintstones Land with special activities for children 4 to 12 years and a Video games zone are top attractions coupled with many other great activities for kids and adults. The hotel is set on a white sand beach, has 2 outdoor pools, a Swim-up bar and is Wheelchair accessible, offering Free WIFI (in the Lobby).

Photo of Meliá Hotel in Cozumel.

Photo by Meliá Management

Where: North West Coast- Located 7 miles (10km) from Puerta Maya and 4 miles from San Miguel (Punta Langosta)
Getting There by Taxi: Punta Langosta - around $10 (USD) for 1-4 guests (15-minute taxi ride) | International Pier - around $17 (USD) for 1-4 guests (20-minute taxi ride) | Puerta Maya - around $17 (USD) for 1-4 guests (22-minute taxi ride). Open: Everyday 9 AM to 6 PM.
Activities: Snorkeling | Windsurfing | Kayak | Hobbie cat | Jet Ski | Tennis Court | Soccer Court | Basketball Court | Gym | Mini Golf (with 9 holes)
Day Pass Price:  starting at $70.00 (USD)
Website: Official Site

17. Occidental Hotel Resort

Surrounded by a lush Caribbean mangrove right on San Francisco Beach and close to the famous Palancar Reef, this 5-star hotel is an upscale option for cruise passengers looking for a day-pass. Its manicured tropical gardens, pristine beach, and two pools are ideal for those seeking a relaxing day in Cozumel. The hotel has two tennis courts, fitness room, sauna and spa (not included with Day-Pass) and is Wheelchair accessible.

Photo of Occidental Hotel in Cozumel.

Photo: Occidental Management

Where: South West Coast - Located 8.5 miles (13 km) from Puerta Maya and 11.5 miles from San Miguel (Punta Langosta)
Getting There: Puerta Maya - around $18 (USD) for 1-4 guests (16-minute taxi ride) | International Pier - around $18 (USD) for 1-4 guests (18-minute taxi ride) | Punta Langosta - around $24 (USD) for 1-4 guests (25-minute taxi ride). Open: Everyday 9 AM to 6 PM.
Activities: Snorkeling | Kayaking | Sailing | Windsurfing | Water-polo
Day Pass Price:  between $61 and $70 (USD)
Website: Official Site

18. Park Royal All-Inclusive Hotel

At walking distance from both the International Pier and Puerta Maya, the Royal Park doesn't advertise day-passes and none of the online booking services offer it. However, cruise passengers have walked-in and for a fee of $55.00 (USD) enjoyed all amenities, unlimited buffet, and open bar. The Park Royal is a 5-star hotel with 1 Large Swimming Pool, 2 Oceanfront Pools, one of which is an Infinity pool, swim-up bar, and access to a secluded beach from the hotel's gardens through a private underpass. Paradise Reef is right in front of the beach and is ideal for snorkeling.

Photo of Park Royal Hotel in Cozumel.

Photo Park Royal Management

Where: South West Coast - Next to the International Cruise Terminal, 500 yards (meters) from Puerta Maya and 3 miles from Punta Langosta Terminal (San Miguel). How to get there and taxi fares: Walking distance from International Pier and Puerta Maya. Taxi from Punta Langosta around $8.00 (USD). Open: Everyday 9 AM to 6 PM.
Activities: Volleyball | Snorkeling
Day Pass Price:  starting a $65.00 (USD)
Website: Official Site

19. Sunscape Sabor Beach Resort

Photo of Sunscape Sabor in Cozumel.

Photo: Sunscape Sabor Management

Very seldom cruise reviews refer to Sunscape Sabor All-Inclusive Resorts. One of the least divulged Resorts in Cozumel, Sunscape Sabor is a delight for those looking forward to the underwater wonders of Palancar Reef right in front of the beach. It is a great resort for adults to relax in a very low-key ambiance. If cruising with kids, it should be noted that Sabor is a family-friendly resort.

Where: South West Coast - Located 6 miles (9.5 km) from Puerta Maya and 9 miles from Punta Langosta Terminal (San Miguel)
Getting There: Puerta Maya - around $15 (USD) for 1-4 guests (15-minute taxi ride) | International Pier - around $15 (USD) for 1-4 guests (12-minute taxi ride) | Punta Langosta - around $18 (USD) for 1-4 guests (20-minute taxi ride). Open: Everyday 9 AM to 6 PM.
Activities: Sailing | Beach and Water volleyball | Ping Pong | Hobie Cats | Kayaking
Day Pass Price:  starting at $71.00 (USD)
Website: Official Site

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