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Address: Cozumel, Mexico
Description: Popular beach full of sun, sand, tourists and lots of vendors.

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Short taxi ride from the Cruise Ports to a Busy Beach

You just have to spend $10 a piece for 2 on food and or drinks, served to you beach side, to receive 2 lounge chairs and an umbrella. Great value for what you pay for. The food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
judymjw
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Ohio
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Was there in 2000 and 2006 and the place was awesome! Beach water was pristine and was a beautiful blue. Swim up pool bar was crystal clear. They had very limited water water sports so it was a laid back atmosphere. The service was great. Had such fond memories we wanted to revisit during our vacation of May of 2015.... More 

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Philly, PA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a terrible tourist trap. Dirty, over priced, aggressive sales, weak drinks, $4 beers and an overly expensive cover charge. Don't waste your time or money. Go somewhere else... cruise ship or no.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Quick taxi ride to this beach from the cruise ship dock. We did a little local shopping first AWAY from the shops on the pier (go across the street for some nicer less touristy shopping). Taxi dropped us off right in front of the restaurant/bar/beach area. Staff was awesome. Super friendly, funny, kept checking on us regularly. As long as... More 

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Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

You just have to spend $10 a piece for 2 on food and or drinks, served to you beach side, to receive 2 lounge chairs and an umbrella. Great value for what you pay for. The food was good and service was great. The only downside is all the Mexican's trying to sell you their items the whole time you... More 

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Statesboro, Georgia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Took a taxi to the beach from the Cruise Port. Dropped out close to gate. Nice shaded and paved walking area to beach. Mexican music playing on loud speaker - nice touch. Met by friendly worker who escorts you to chairs / umbrella - which were in good shape. Beach, itself, isn't anything special. Lots of bouncy-things in the water... More 

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Largo, Florida
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179 reviews 179 reviews
7 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This used to be a beautiful beach to go to. Now, don't think about it. The workers claim it is free but you must buy 10 bucks worth of food or drink apiece. If you don't, they wait for you by the exit. You are constantly being peppered to part with your money to the locals with the junk they... More 

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Pickens, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Just don't go to this beach. Too many bad things to write. This was the part of Mexico I should of stayed away from! Tip: Pay the money to go over to Tulum! If you must know, the locals there penny the tourist to death!!! We could not even stand on 'their' roped section of the beach without paying them... More 

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DE
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Visited this beach 14 years ago and fell in love. Spend 2 whole days there, snorkeling, beaching, eating and drinking. Was peaceful, the people were gracious, a place of dreams. This beach is one of the reasons we came back. Place is totally changed, commercialized, hawkers, beach now filled with henna tattoo hawkers, massage, etc. never even sat down, just... More 

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Arkansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We stopped in this beach club on our bike ride one morning. The waiters were gathered in a group talking when we walked up. I smiled and said "buenos dias." Not one of them responded. They just stared at us with indifference. I asked for a lemonade and one directed me to the bar. The place was pretty so I... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Cozumel was one of our first stops and we decided to not do any excursions and wing it by asking our cab driver to take us to a public beach! We ended up at Playa San Francisco. The cost was to spend $10.00 in food/beverage. Miguel was our server and he was amazing. He came by frequently to check on... More 

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