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“Absolutely Amazing”
Review of Playa Chen Rio

Playa Chen Rio
Ranked #15 of 158 things to do in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

The East Coast of Cozumel has some of, if not the most, beautiful beaches I've seen in our travels. But you can't swim there, because the current is so strong.

But here you can!

Chen Rio is a protected bay on the East side. You can swim as long as you want, hang out all day with beers and nachos in the sand like many of us did.

Do: rent a Jeep. Enjoy a beautiful afternoon here.

Thank James L
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

I liked it, but was not really blown away. If I went back, I would park on the far right (south) side. The beaches are nicest there, and no one will hassle you to buy trinkets. You can walk to either cantina for beers or food. We ate at El Pescador, and it was very nice. It is on the north side. Jesus was very nice, and speaks excellent English. The beach is not as nice on that side, though. The other cantina looks nice as well, we just didn't have time to visit it.

Thank Jim R
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

brilliant beach and excellent food at the restaurant there.
good service and great beach for snorkelling

Thank Darren M
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Chen Rio is on the "other" side of the island. There are tide pools which makes it easier for families with smaller children. This is the most crowded spot on the other side of the island but still really fun. We did not purchase any food while we were there so I cannot tell you how that is. We had rented a car for the week so this made it easier for us as we went to the other side almost daily. Definitely a cool place to stay for the day or even an hour. There are rocks but also a lot of sand. We enjoyed just pulling over on the beach road and watching the surfers and boogie boarding. When we got tired we would go to Chen Rio and just sit in the tide pool and relax. Don't miss spot!

2  Thank Joanna L
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Well worth the $60 jeep rental to drive around to Chen Rio and eat on the beach and play in the sun & surf!

1  Thank PeriKowal
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