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Holidays in El Mirador

Holiday Travel Guide
El Mirador which includes a beach, tropical scenes and general coastal views

Go on coastal walks and enjoy great ocean vistas from a rocky viewpoint at a beach on Cozumel’s wild side.

Head to Cozumel's rugged eastern coast for the El Mirador lookout, a sea-carved rock arch that forms a bridge over the water. Climb on top of the natural structure to enjoy commanding views across the Caribbean toward Cuba and watch the ocean splashing giant waves against the rocks.

Relax on the adjacent beach, a small white sandy strip punctuated by rock formations. Lie back and feel the heat of the sun’s rays. Try snorkeling when the sea is calm. If you decide to go for a swim, don't venture too far from shore. This side of the island has strong currents and undertows and the beach does not have lifeguard supervision.

Set out on a coastal hike from El Mirador, which will take you to other beaches and some deserted stretches. Bring sturdy shoes with you because the shoreline is rocky. Examine the shells that collect in large numbers as the tide washes them up on the shore. Pause to enjoy the glorious views of the wild scenery. Break up your hike by looking for rock pools where you can soak in water warmed by the sun.

After your exertions, enjoy a picnic back at El Mirador. Don't worry if you haven't brought any food or refreshments with you. Purchase refreshingly cold drinks, snacks and souvenirs from vendors on the beach.

While you are on this part of the island, visit some of the other nearby attractions. These include the Mayan ruins, Celarain lighthouse, beaches and wildlife of Punta Sur Eco Beach Park. This exciting family-friendly attraction is also known as Faro Celarain Eco Park.

El Mirador and its beach are located on the eastern side of Cozumel, about 20 miles (30 kilometers) southeast of San Miguel, the island’s main city. Arrive by taxi or moped. You can also drive here if you prefer. Parking at the beach is free.

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448 Cheap Hotels Near El Mirador

Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive
Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Km 17 782 Carretera Costera Sur, El Cedral, Cozumel, QROO
The price is AU$288 per night from 16 Aug. to 16 Aug.
Nestled on the beach, this Cozumel resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park, San Francisco Beach and Palancar Beach. Playa Mia Grand ...
4.3/5Excellent! (985 reviews)
"We enjoyed this resort. The snack bar and the buffets had good food. The restaurants, not so much. The individual bungalows were very nice and all the animals were such an added bonus. The pool area was large with a lot of chairs and the beach area was very clean with great bar service and plenty ..."

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2021

Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive
BIG! 3BR Home Fully Equipped, Pool, Gardens & WiFi
BIG! 3BR Home Fully Equipped, Pool, Gardens & WiFi
Camino Nuevo, 1, Cozumel, ROO
Located in the heart of Cozumel, this historic villa is within 3 miles (5 km) of El Cedral, San Francisco Beach and Palancar Beach. Arrecifes de Cozumel National ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Very private and relaxing home.
"Super clean, very spacious, nicely decorated home."

Reviewed on 2 Mar. 2021

BIG! 3BR Home Fully Equipped, Pool, Gardens & WiFi
Maya palancar VIP
Maya palancar VIP
Carretera Costera Sur km 19.5, Cozumel, QROO
Situated near the beach, this holiday park is steps away from Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park and Palancar Beach. Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park and ...
Maya palancar VIP
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top El Mirador Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Allegro Cozumel All Inclusive
Allegro Cozumel All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Kilometro 16.5 Carretera Costera Sur, Cozumel, QROO
The price is AU$191 per night from 23 Aug. to 23 Aug.
Allegro Cozumel All Inclusive
Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive
Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Km 17 782 Carretera Costera Sur, El Cedral, Cozumel, QROO
The price is AU$288 per night from 16 Aug. to 16 Aug.
Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive
BIG! 3BR Home Fully Equipped, Pool, Gardens & WiFi
BIG! 3BR Home Fully Equipped, Pool, Gardens & WiFi
Camino Nuevo, 1, Cozumel, ROO
BIG! 3BR Home Fully Equipped, Pool, Gardens & WiFi
Maya palancar VIP
Maya palancar VIP
Carretera Costera Sur km 19.5, Cozumel, QROO
Maya palancar VIP
Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive
Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Km 16.6 Carretera Sur, El Cedral, San Francisco, Palancar, Cozumel, QROO
The price is AU$252 per night from 19 Aug. to 19 Aug.
Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive
Royal Level at Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive
Royal Level at Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Km. 16.6, Carretera Sur, Cozumel, QROO
The price is AU$342 per night from 19 Aug. to 19 Aug.
Royal Level at Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive
Ocean Front Beach Front Breathless Sunsets and Relax Beachfront
Ocean Front Beach Front Breathless Sunsets and Relax Beachfront
Carretera Costera Sur, costera sur km. 8.5, Cozumel, ROO
Ocean Front Beach Front Breathless Sunsets and Relax Beachfront
Casa Hacienda San Gabriel
Casa Hacienda San Gabriel
2.5 out of 5
El Cedral, Cozumel, QROO
Casa Hacienda San Gabriel
Secrets Aura Cozumel - Adults Only
Secrets Aura Cozumel - Adults Only
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Costera Sur Km 12.99, Hotel Zone, Cozumel, QROO
The price is AU$656 per night from 16 Aug. to 16 Aug.
Secrets Aura Cozumel - Adults Only
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.