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Dzul-Ha, pronounced Zool-Ha, is known as one of the best beaches in Cozumel for snorkeling. This is really saying something for an island that attracts droves of tourists specifically to swim the reefs. The reason it is so popular amongst snorkelers is because the reef is close enough to access from shore without the necessity of a boat or tour group. On shore, lockers are available for a small fee, and there is even a swimming pool for those who don't enjoy swimming in the sea but still want a view. If you do go snorkeling or swimming, make sure to wear swim shoes and avoid stepping on any rocks or urchins.
On the West edge of Cozumel, Dzul Ha is situated near the heart of the island of Cozumel; it's 3.4 miles to the south west of Cozumel. At Dzul Ha, you'll find everything you need for a stress-free afternoon on the beach, without straying too far from the town proper.
To drive to Dzul-Ha, take the main road south. You will see a sign that says "Parque Chankanaab 3.3km," and past El Presidente you will take a left turn. Follow the road to the beach. If you take a cab, asked to be dropped off at Club del Sol rather than Dzul Ha in order to save money on cab fare.
The shores of Dzul Ha are only minimally sandy. Rather, the beach is covered in coral rock and sea urchins once you hit water.
Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.
Dzul Ha is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the West coast of Cozumel; the area is home to other attractions such as Cozumel Country Club, which is not too far away, within taxi range.
If you want to learn more about the history of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Xcaret Maya Ruins, which is 12 and a half miles away.
If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.
|Cozumel Country Club||Golf Course||7.0||NE||Cozumel|
|Xcaret Maya Ruins||Historical Site||12.4||NNW||--|
|Playacar Golf Course||Golf Course||12.4||NNW||--|
|Puetra del Cielo||Historical Site||12.7||NW||--|
Dzul Ha is in the Cozumel area, so walking the city is a definite option. Guests visiting Dzul Ha who are looking for other interesting places to see will want to consider heading to Cozumel, which is in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. From the beach, Cozumel isn't far off, maybe three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).
Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.
Visitors seeking a room not far from Dzul Ha won't have a difficult time, as there are plenty of hotels and resorts to choose from nearby. Find the closest hotel booking options by viewing those shown in the table below.
|InterContinental Hotels Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa||0.2 mi.||NE||Resort|
|Fiesta Americana Cozumel Dive Resort||0.7 mi.||SSW||Resort|
|El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel||1.4 mi.||NE||Resort|
|Park Royal Cozumel||1.5 mi.||NE||Resort|
|Casa del Mar Cozumel||1.6 mi.||NE||Hotel|
|Hotel Casa Del Mar||1.6 mi.||NE||Hotel|
|Villa Maya||2.0 mi.||NE||Lodge|
|Villablanca Garden Beach Hotel||2.1 mi.||NE||Hotel|
|Blue Angel Resort||2.9 mi.||NE||Hotel|
|Scuba Club Cozumel||3.0 mi.||NE||Resort|
If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest places to eat is El Caribeño. The restaurant features Mexican cuisine. They're also renowned for their seafood. It shouldn't take long at all to get to it either considering it is within walking range.
Some nearby restaurant options are shown below.
|El Caribeño||(987) 872-9500||Mexican||Very Casual||0.2 mi.||NE|
|Sam's Wok Chinese||--||Chinese||--||1.2 mi.||NE|
|Fat Tuesday||--||--||--||1.3 mi.||NE|
|Ernesto's Fajita Factory||--||Mexican||--||1.5 mi.||NE|
|Coral Reef Restaurant||--||International||Informal||1.6 mi.||NE|
|The Grill||--||Mexican||--||1.8 mi.||NE|
|Hogtown Cafe||--||International||--||2.0 mi.||NE|
|Hard Rock Cafe Cozumel||--||American, International||Very Casual||2.0 mi.||NE|
|Nemos||(987) 872-0730||Continental||Informal||2.1 mi.||NE|
|Blue Angel Restaurant||--||Mexican||Very Casual||2.9 mi.||NE|
|Mesa 17||--||--||Fine Dining||3.2 mi.||NE|
Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Cozumel, so if Dzul Ha doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.
Travelers may also want to consider Playa San Fransico, located reasonably close-by, which means a short cab ride is a solid choice. Playa San Fransico is a gorgeous well-established beach, with many great coastal features vacationers are sure to fall in love with this sandy piece of paradise.
Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean has so much to offer, and Dzul Ha is just one of the many options.
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