Cozumel is the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean, an island located 18 km off the coast of Playa del Carmen and is the only place in the Riviera Maya where you can enjoy and admire the arrival of cruise ships.
In fact, the island receives more than 3 thousand cruise ships a year and that’s not counting the large number of small ships that arrive at its airport.
As if this were not enough: Cozumel has one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mexican Caribbean and has a great diversity of wildlife, plants and marine life. In short: Cozumel is the island where you have to stay a few days to fully explore.
Is that your plan? Then, we will help you today to choose the best lodging for you, because we have the top list of the best hotels in Cozumel. But first, let’s talk a little more about this island.
Where is located?
The island of Cozumel is located 18 km off the coast of Playa del Carmen, in the Caribbean Sea. It is the largest island in the Riviera Maya and one of its main attractions is the beach known as “El Cielo”, a medium depth beach surrounded by thousands of starfish.
How do I get from Isla Mujeres to Cozumel?
Directly from Isla Mujeres to Cozumel is not possible. Due to the distance between these two islands of the Riviera Maya, unforeseen weather conditions, the barrier reef and other factors, there is no sea route from Isla Mujeres to Cozumel.
Is it possible to get from Cancun to Cozumel?
Yes, in order to get from Cancun to Cozumel you can hire a private transfer service to Cozumel. As such, the private transfer service aims to “bring you closer” to the maritime terminal of Playa del Carmen and from where you can buy your boarding ticket to the ferry that has as its destination the port of Cozumel.
Best Hotels in Cozumel
Now that you know a little bit about Cozumel it’s time to know which are the accommodations we recommend, so let’s get right to it.
Hotel B Cozumel
Do you dream of staying in front of the Caribbean sea? Generally this is a privilege of 5 star and luxury hotels or at least that’s what we have believed until today. Why? Because the B Cozumel hotel is a very simple 4-star accommodation that is located in front of the sea and not only that. Cambien has an outdoor pool which is accompanied by a small natural formation that gives us “A natural Caribbean pool”.
The 4-star resort is luxurious and has a hot tub, infinity pool and private beach facing the sea. It is a family hotel and its rooms can be for 5 people or for couples.
This resort has one of the best ratings on platforms such as TripAdvisor and Booking, because its original and avant-garde proposal for travelers in search of new experiences has been characterized by quality, attention, skill and excellent service.
And if that wasn’t enough, this is a Pet Friendly hotel! So come and stay with your pet here right now.
Allegro Cozumel All-Inclusive
Another excellent option to stay in Cozumel is the Allegro Cozumel hotel. This hotel is an all-inclusive and is perfect if you are traveling with children. Why? Because the resort has a water park with slides for the little ones at home.
If you look at the picture above you can see how the hotel is facing the sea, in fact the resort is located near the famous Palancar coral reef and offers diving courses which you can access with an additional cost.
In addition, the hotel has 3 swimming pools and being an all-inclusive, you can enjoy the food of its 5 restaurants:
- Topaz: Gastronomy: International
- Cielito Lindo: Gastronomy: Mexican
- Fuji: Gastronomy: Asian
- Sole Mio: Gastronomy: Italian
- La Palapa Snack
On the other hand, here the rooms look like palapas and each one has a space between gardens that will make you feel the best Caribbean vacation experience.
Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa
The previous options were 4 star hotels and the truth is that they are very comfortable, safe and with a first class quality in service, attention and decoration. So what can we expect from a 5 star hotel?
To answer that we are going to introduce you to the Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa, an IHG Hotel. This hotel is a 5 star hotel and like most of them: it is oceanfront.
It has several leisure facilities, such as 2 outdoor pools, fitness center and 2 tennis courts, a spa where you can relax while taking one of their treatments and if that’s not enough, you can enjoy a Temazcal ceremony.
It is worth mentioning that most of its rooms are family rooms, but this does not mean that you can go with your partner.
On the other hand, if you are one of those people who even travel with your dog, in this luxury resort in Cozumel you will have no problem staying with him and also, if you are a lover of Argentinean, Caribbean or Italian food: Then get ready to delight your palate in one of its 3 restaurants.
Villas El Encanto Cozumel
Looking for something a little more economical? Then your best option is Villas El Encanto Cozumel. It is a small eco hotel very close to the island’s dolphinarium, the beach and downtown.
It is very nice, picturesque and as we mentioned a moment ago “Ecological” in such a way that its rooms look like cabins that “take advantage” of the daylight.
The resort accepts pets, its rooms are family rooms with capacity for up to 6 people, it has a pool and being a budget accommodation, it does not have restaurants.
But that’s not important: remember that the hotel is close to downtown, where you’ll find plenty of places to eat.
Hotel Villas Colibri Suites & Bungalows
The Hotel Villas Colibri Suites & Bungalows is our last but not least choice. This hotel is located in downtown Cozumel, it is very economical like the previous one, but with a much more youthful and party atmosphere. In fact: It is a perfect hotel to get away with friends.
Rooms have a patio, private bathroom with shower and hairdryer, flat-screen TV and air conditioning. Some also have a sitting area. It is worth mentioning that it has very few rooms for couples, as most of them can accommodate up to 8 people.
There are many offers for lodging in Cozumel, some are hotels near the sea, others in the center and others a bit far from it. But you won’t really have to walk far to get to any point full of attractions or beaches and this is no matter where you stay. So don’t hesitate to come and visit Cozumel.