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Playa Azul

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Our Opinion
A gem of a resort with great value. The Playa Azul is a modest little resort. Despite being a little smaller than most of the major resorts around the strip, there is no shortage of quality and luxury. The staff are extremely friendly and attentive, and there are a variety of activities to do within and outside of the resort grounds. The food is OK. It is recommended that travelers explore other options with regards to food. Overall, an amazing hotel for its value.
Not everyone wants an all-inclusive holiday so the Playa Azul is a great alternative if you're seeking a smaller, friendly hotel. A family-run resort, it offers bright, spacious rooms and suites for up to five people! Golfers love the unlimited golf included at the nearby 18-hole Cozumel Golf & Country Club. Everyone loves the location overlooking a pretty sand cove and the bright turquoise ocean.
Location: Directly on the beach, 10 min from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • O6089GOthomasw : Pueblo, Colorado
Great laid back, slow paced spot with a beautiful view!

My 18 year old son and I spent 7 glorious nights at the Plaza Azul last week. The location is north of town and farther north of the cruise ships (which we found helps keep the whole vibe more slow and quiet). It is only a couple of minutes from the golf course and situated directly on what we felt is the best beach on the island. The service was superb on all levels. The housekeeping staff, guest services and wait staff were all very friendly and accommodating. They have a pretty good selection of alcohol and a really cool beach bar. The restaurant was also excellent. Most mornings they served a breakfast buffet, but also will make other items to order. Breakfast was always a delight and delicious. Lunch and dinner were also very good. We only had two dinners at the hotel, but both were very good. All the ceviche we tried were great and other menu items were also very good. There is a good lobster restaurant across the street (Fernando's Lobster House), but all other outings require a cab, car or scooter. We took taxis everywhere and they were very reasonable. A taxi into town was 95 pesos (a little over $5 US) and a ride to the piers south of town ran 180 pesos. The front desk had a book showing excursions on the island and called to make all arrangements for us. In summary, wow what a wonderful week! When we checked out, the front desk clerk said, "have a safe trip and we will see you next time!" It struck me as a nice way of confirming that yes, we will be back!!! I don't know how anyone who stays at the Playa Azul would ever want to stay elsewhere on the island when they return. Thanks so much to the staff for making our trip amazing!

  • Honey-BunnyX2 : Albuquerque, New Mexico
Right on the Beach

This resort was amazing. We stayed in the jacuzzi suite with the ocean view and it's definitely worth the money. The room was comfortable and what a view with a balcony. The staff was very friendly and their breakfast was really good. It's a little far from the ferry so you have to rent a vehicle or take a taxi, but it's well worth it. We will stay here again when we return.

  • bigdaveindubai : Houston, Texas
Beach and snorkel

We went to Playa Azul wed June 7th to utilize the beach and snorkel. We were greeted by a waiter and he showed us to our table and chairs out on the beach. It was a quite day with only a couple other people on the beach. We ordered 5 waters and the waiter said he would watch our stuff while we were in the water. When we came back to shore he asked us multiple times if we wanted nachos or something else and we declined and said thank you but we just need the waters and we are fine. We snorkeled for a total of about an hour and then we decided to leave as the waves were a little much and there wasnt much to see. I dont get the big hoopla over this place. Anyways we went to pay for the 5 waters and he said its 500 peso. I asked for a reciept and he showed me and the receipt said 5 waters 500 peso. sheesh. What a ripoff!!!!!!!!!!! We will never go back to playa azul to stay or swim. You can go on trip advisor forums and see how many time I recommended this place to people to go for the day, never again.... Playa Azul you have con artists working your beach area.

  • dyeworks : San Diego
Comfortable resort with nice, small beach

We enjoyed our stay at Play Azul Golf, Scuba and Spa Resort and would consider staying there again when visiting Cozumel. We had an ocean front room in the older part of the resort, on the third (top) floor. There is no elevator on that side of the resort so plan accordingly. It wasn't a problem for us but less-mobile visitors will want to stay on the north side of the property in the newer building as it has an elevator (one can't venture from one building to the other except on the ground floor).Our suite was huge, and I wonder if this building was once condos that got converted? Inside the room door was a very large living room with two couches, television, and table in the front room. Because it was right off the hallway it didn't have any windows, so was dark and not very inviting. It was followed by a very large bathroom with walk-in shower and sink, with an additional sink outside the bathroom in the hallway, followed by a very large bedroom in the room that faced the ocean. We loved all the storage that the room provided...lots of shelving and drawers, and of course an in-room safe. Off the bedroom was a large patio facing the ocean. It was perfect for watching the spectacular sunsets every evening. Housekeeping left animal-shaped towel sculptures on the bed every day and it was always fun to come in to the room to see what they had created. We found the restaurant food acceptable. It wasn't amazing but it wasn't horrible either. We ate breakfast there every morning and lunch a few times during our stay. The waitstaff was always very friendly and helpful. One can get custom egg dishes as well as freshly made waffles, along with typical breakfast buffet food. The resort is on the north end of the island, and there are other resorts and restaurants within easy walking distance. Make sure to go to the key lime dessert place across the street (not the lobster place that sells key lime pie, but the actual pie outlet next door). Cab rides to town were easy to get, and almost always instantaneous. Cab fares were usually US $6 for a one-way trip (but some drivers quoted $9).

  • Lorelai84 : Cypress, Texas
Quiet and cozy

My husband and I stayed with another couple in the summer for a short 3 day trip and loved it. Food/Hotel:We ate the breakfast buffet every morning and dinner once at the restaurant. Every time was very tasty and fresh. The food has definitely improved since I was here previously. The room and hotel were clean and the staff helpful. The hotel and pool area overall was very quiet and cozy mostly due to being a golf resort. There wasn't a lot of people, yelling, or parties which is what I like so much about this place. Don't forget to visit the turtles at the main circular entrance around the tree. I like to bring them leftover fruit/lettuce from breakfast. :)Beach/Pool:The beach and pool are both decent sized and never packed. If you are a snorkeler, the beach is a tad rocky (like everywhere in Cozumel) so my advice is to walk to the next hotel or pier on the left to jump in the water. The current will float you back to Playa Azul. The snorkeling is pretty good here. I've seen stingrays, large starfish, sergeant majors, etc.With the good snorkeling, friendly staff, and quiet hotel, I'll definitely consider coming back to this location on my next trip! Thank you.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

This hotel is available as EP (no meals) only. Daily Buffet Breakfast included.
  • 50 rooms in two 2 & 4-storey buildings
  • 2 a la carte restaurants, dress code & reservations required
  • 2 bars including Beach bar
  • 1 pool
  • Gift shop
  • Scuba diving on-site (fee)
  • 18-hole golf course 5 min away
Hotel Rooms include:
  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Internet access
  • Mini-fridge
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room safe
  • Bathroom w/shower only
  • Balcony
  • Max occupancy 4 persons
Suites include:
  • Same as above with living area and sofa bed
  • Max occupancy 5 up to 4 adults
Kids Deals - Kids 2-12 stay free when sharing a room and existinig bedding with 2 adults. Max 3 kids in Suite.

For the Kids - Kids can enjoy the playground. Babysitting services available (fee)
Golf Bonus! - Receive unlimited golf green fees at Cozumel Country Club. Subject to tee-off time availability which must be reserved 6 months in advance. Mandatory golf cart US$25 per person/round.

Honeymoon Bonus - Receive an upgrade to Suite (if available at check-in), bottle of domestic wine and daily fresh flowers. Request when you book. Requires proof of marriage.

Wedding Packages - Are available. Please inquire for details.

Spa Package - Great deals on fabulous spa treatments, please inquire for prices.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Playa Azul Golf, Scuba, Spa
Carretera a San Juan Km 4 Zona Hotelera Norte, Cozumel 77600 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.