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Playa Chen Rio

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Address: Costera Este Highway 3.5 miles north, Cozumel 77600, Mexico

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Excellent beach and restaurant

Our taxi driver said this was a great snorkeling area, which it was not. But it was a great beach with many families enjoying themselves. The Chen Rio restaurant was also on the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Sandy C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our taxi driver said this was a great snorkeling area, which it was not. But it was a great beach with many families enjoying themselves. The Chen Rio restaurant was also on the beach and was excellent. We had snapper that was very fresh.

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

No lounge chairs or hammocks but bring a towel and park youself on a beautiful beach. Restaurant has excellent shrimp cocktails.

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DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drive around the island with a local tour guide. She brought us here for lunch. Food was good. No kids menu. Atmosphere amazing. Kids swam/snorkelled. Not too crowded.

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Vauxhall, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chen Rio is the safest swimming and snorkeling beach on the Caribbean side of Cozumel Island. Quiet cove, gentle waves, great seafood cooked in the little beach restaurant and you can watch the local fisherman bring in their catch for lunch.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a restaurant/bar on the beach on the wild side of the island. Locals come to this side of the island on Sundays with family to eat, drink, party and enjoy the beach. Some awesome kite boarders! Chen Rio has been very accommodating by providing umbrellas and drinks while we relax and enjoy the beach.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a cab here and enjoyed the beach after our snorkeling excursion was cancelled because the port was.closed. Beach was beautiful. Be careful of the rocks. We rented a chair for 10 each.with an umbrella.

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Branson, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited COZ for 20 years and Chen Rio is one of our favorite spots on the whole island. Chen Rio is on the East side of the island, accessible only by rental car or taxi. This is a great place for a more rustic Cozumel beach restaurant/bar experience, but also very kid friendly. There are two restaurant/beach bar... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just pull over anywhere along the "highway" and you'll find pristine beaches with the most beautiful aqua and azure water.

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Whitby
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is simply amazing. Natural and unspoiled, crashing surf, turquoise clear water and a safe, protected inlet in which to snorkel and swim. Sandy beach to lay on and soak up the experience. Need a car to get to the 'wild side' but it's totally worth it! We loved it so much we went back two days in a... More 

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Georgetown, Guyana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

If you want to experience the white sand beach, blue water, good food and drinks with no cover charge, this is the place to be. Granted, you need a car or a taxi to get there, but out of the way is good!

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