Best Places to Stay in Cozumel

Are you trying to figure out where to stay in Cozumel and how to spend your dollar? I'm going to break it down for you so you can get the best bang for your buck and have a great experience here in Cozumel.

Adam Duffy · 20 December 2018

You can't go wrong picking a place to stay in Cozumel.
How much time are you going to spend inside the room after all? You are probably here to be by or in the beautiful blue Carribean water that has everyone coming back year after year.

I think far too many people stay in All Inclusive resorts and this article is not titled, the best All Inclusive resorts in Cozumel, but the best place to stay in Cozumel and an All Inclusive resort doesn't make the list.  Maybe I will mention one at the end of the list, but I am not a fan of the All Inclusives. Being a tour operator here, I can get the sense of the difference in business practices from them and the smaller mom and pop shops, and I'll always choose the latter over the big corporate money hungry AI.

There are so many different options when it comes to a place to stay in Cozumel. On the water or in town? Hotel or condo? There is seemingly a neverending list when you search for accommodations here. Here are my favorite places in Cozumel:

If you are coming down to Cozumel with a large group, then you should find Casa Calypso and Villa Tango del Mar. They are large individual homes ideally located on the beach near Yucab and Tormentos reefs. That means quick dive trips right from the dock to the dive sites. They are in a quiet gated community with beautiful grounds, a 400-foot private beach, shared infinity pool, adjacent shallow pool for the little swimmers, and a hot tub. Guests here enjoy the concierge services of their management team, the chef service, and all the amenities of a private luxury villa.  Check them out at Casa Calypso


Hippie Bob has one small condo property called “The Beach House” it consists of two separate condos - all beach front and both of them are three bedrooms with two baths each. This building is directly on the beach. It's a rare view that few other places can offer you. He has another three bedrooms separate from the beach house.
They are located in the marine park and just 10 minutes from the Town of San Miguel. Each condo can have up to six guests, or host a 'party for 12' by booking the ENTIRE BEACH HOUSE!
Check them out at Hippie Bob's Place

Casa Phoenix, where the ocean is at your back door, and the town is at your front! Casa Phoenix sits almost in the water. Swim, snorkel or dive anytime, relax on the sandy beach or on the oceanfront terrace complete with spa. Restaurants, shops, and nightlife are right in the neighborhood. Close the door, and you’re transported back to paradise! Check them out at  Cozumel Paradise. Mention ScubaTony or this blog and get a special discount!

Los Alcatraces
A great place to stay if you are looking to save money and you don’t need the ocean view. Greg and Silvia’s guesthouse, Los Alcatraces is where I stayed when I first visited Cozumel and Greg introduced me to Tony. The rest is history, and we have always highly recommended Greg and Silvia’s guest house for anyone looking for the most value for their money. I think they charge under $40 per night and it's leaps above anything that you'll find for under $40. Their place is perfect if you are going to be diving a lot and you don't need to be sitting on the beach since you've been on the water all day. It also gives you a real Mexico vibe, and it's in a super safe area. Check them out at Los Alcatraces

If you are a fan of cute Airbnbs, then Laura has two perfect apartments for you to choose from, both, located in town and come with snorkel equipment and bikes, so you are set up from the start.  Starting at $65 you get a lot for a little here and can eat delicious Mexican food all around town.  Check them out at Cozumel Apartment

My friend Fulvio has a small company that he has built over the last 30 years of living here.  He has a property management portfolio that includes about 30 unique Cozumel properties.  I am pretty sure almost all of them have an ocean view, and he attends to your needs. He and his wife Sandra are lovely people and will take outstanding care of you while you're here in Cozumel.  Check him out at Fulvio's Condos

If you want a touch above the rest, then Luxury Cozumel has you covered. has you covered. The most luxurious villas in Cozumel. They have such a beautiful style, and these villas are probably the most Instagramable places to stay in Cozumel.

If you want to stay in a hotel, then the Presidente is my top pick. It's not an All-Inclusive so you will avoid the crowd that brings and it's located in the marine park for convenience if you are diving. It's also located in the North of the marine park so you can dive all of Cozumel's sites. The further South you stay the fewer dive sites that you can access. They also are home to one of my favorite restaurants, Alfredo di Roma. Their lamb chops and wine selection put them as one of the best places to eat in Cozumel. Check them out at Presidente

My All Inclusive honorable mention is Fiesta Americana. Also located in the North part of the marina park it gives divers access to all of the dive sites in Cozumel and offers convenience for scuba diving in Cozumel.  Check them out at Fiesta Americana

 

That wraps up my picks for the best places to stay in Cozumel. There are so many places to stay in Cozumel. These are the ones that I know personally and that I know they care about their reputation and their guest's experience. I've also heard nothing but great things from my guests about them. If you think I have missed a place, then let us know in the comments or send me an email. I would love to know about it. See you soon.


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