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Playa Chen Rio

Costera Este Highway 3.5 miles north, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Too much seaweed now

The restaurant is nice, and their facility is clean. The beach had too much seaweed when we were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Golfwithcats
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Vancouver, Canada
A fun out of the way spot.

We had a rental car and spent one day driving around the east side of the island. We stopped at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mgribben
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Manchester, Maryland
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Overview
  • 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"
in 32 reviews
"body surfing"
in 3 reviews
"protected area"
in 4 reviews
"calm waters"
in 3 reviews
"rented a car"
in 7 reviews
"beach restaurant"
in 3 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 4 reviews
"fried fish"
in 3 reviews
"cruise passengers"
in 3 reviews
"great for kids"
in 3 reviews
"wild rice"
in 6 reviews
"taxi driver"
in 5 reviews
"clear water"
in 3 reviews
"ceviche"
in 4 reviews
"lounge chairs"
in 4 reviews
"food and drinks"
in 5 reviews
"waves"
in 38 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is nice, and their facility is clean. The beach had too much seaweed when we were there, so nothing looked like some of the beautiful pictures that other reviewers shared.

Thank Golfwithcats
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a rental car and spent one day driving around the east side of the island. We stopped at several beaches before coming to here But there wass a lot of seaweed on many of the beaches we passed. When we discovered Playa Chen...More

Thank mgribben
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is on the Caribbean / east side of the island so the surf is a little rough but we stopped here for lunch one day and the ceviche and fish were phenomenal - and there's a little circled in area that you could get...More

1  Thank jlgnorton
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Reviewed April 29, 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 April 2, 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 March 31, 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 March 13, 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

2  Thank Miranda K
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Reviewed March 4, 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 March 1, 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 March 1, 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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amazz111
July 9, 2018|
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Response from Don P | Reviewed this property |
It is 22km about 30min drive
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Kadee K
June 1, 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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H328IJfrankp
March 21, 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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