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Cozumel’s Government Repairs 3 Of The City’s Most Popular Beach Viewpoints

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This week, the Municipal Government of Cozumel stated they had invested more than 900 thousand pesos in the restoration of three spectacular viewpoints situated along the Caribbean sea. The viewpoints are located on three of the busiest beaches in eastern Cozumel: San Martin, Chumul and Chen Rio. The reconstruction of all three viewpoints is set to be completed by the end of August.

Cozumel Beach Coastline

This comes after a recent announcement that Cozumel Airport will expand its facilities this year, to improve the structural integrity of the building and accommodate a large number of North American tourists interested in visiting the island. The tropical paradise has become incredibly popular with tourists this year as an alternate holiday destination in Quintana Roo.   

Cozumel Airport

The buildings are in dire need of reconstruction after the passage of several tropical cyclones in the past decade, including Grace, Gama and Delta. These violent storms heavily affected infrastructure across Cozumel and elsewhere in Quintana Roo, causing a great amount of damage to buildings situated directly on the coast.

The director of Public Works in Cozumel, Carlos Pomol Gomez, stated that construction began on July 4th on the property on San Martin beach, as it has the largest amount of visitors in the summer season. The Chumul and Chen Rio buildings will be attended to after the San Martin property’s completion. All three viewpoints are completely free to visit and are open 24 hours a day.

beautiful cozumel beach

San Martin Viewpoint

San Martin Beach Cozumel

This incredible viewpoint is located on San Martin beach: this is a huge advantage for visitors, as most visitors often go to the more well-known coastline of San Miguel de Cozumel on the western side of the island. This means visitors to San Martin are treated to views of the sand and surf that are completely unspoilt by large groups of people.  

To access this beach viewpoint, visitors are encouraged to drive from Cozumel’s airport or Ferry Dock across the Trans. De Cozumel road, turning onto the Quintana Roo C:1 road. The viewpoint is located at the southern end of the beach, just a 20-minute drive from the western side of the island.

Address: Quintana Roo C-1, 77685 Q.R., México

Chumul Viewpoint

Chumul Beach Cozumel

This viewpoint is admired by tourists and locals alike: with a consistent rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars on Google Reviews, this structure offers the perfect opportunity for a photo against the stunning backdrop of the Caribbean sea. It is also situated close to the Hotel Ventanas al Mar, allowing visitors to stay for a few days to get a real beach experience. The Coconuts beach restaurant is also nearby for a quick lunch or dinner.

To access this viewpoint, visitors should take the Trans. De Cozumel road from the western part of the island, and then turn on the Quintana Roo C:1 road. The viewpoint is a 15-minute drive away from the western side of the island.

Address: Quintana Roo C-1, 77684 Q.R., México

Chen Rio Viewpoint

Chen Rio Beach

This viewpoint is just a short distance away from the Chumul viewpoint, situated along the Quintana Roo C:1 road. It offers similar beachfront views to the viewpoints of San Martin and Chumul but is the least busy of the three. This is an excellent choice for large groups of families and friends to explore, as there are fewer tourists around.

This viewpoint is again accessed by the Trans de Cozumel and Quintana Roo C:1 road. Visitors can also explore the nearby Palancar Ranch and forest, or sample some delicious food from one of the beaches’ vendors.

Address: Quintana Roo C-1, 77684 Q.R., México

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