- Five-star hacienda-inspired resort completely surrounded by nature
- Located on the shores of the Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park
- Dive from the onsite partner PADI 5-Star dive centre
- Seven restaurants, five bars, four pools, and an onsite spa and gym
Overlooking Cozumel’s gorgeous San Francisco beach, just above the bottomless blue paradise of the Palancar Reef system, lies an elegant estate that delivers all the luxuries of a private oceanside hacienda. Surrounded by sublime natural scenery on all sides, this five-star all-inclusive resort delivers maximum seclusion alongside extensive facilities for relaxation and recreation. Complete with gourmet dining and nightly entertainment, as well as daily sports and beach activities, sensual spa services, and an onsite partner dive centre, Occidental Cozumel is the perfect place to experience the wonders of Cozumel.
About Occidental Cozumel
Accessible via a 45 minute ferry ride from Playa del Carmen, Occidental Cozumel is located on the island’s southeast coast, atop the spectacular San Francisco beach. This five-star resort was inspired by traditional Mexican haciendas, offering all-inclusive service and facilities, perfectly integrated into the natural surroundings of mangroves, white sandy beaches and tropical gardens. Occidental Cozumel caters to both families and couples, offering plenty of activities and a kid’s club, as well as sophistication and romance. And, for guests wishing to elevate the luxury, Royal Level is an exclusive boutique hotel within the resort grounds providing superior services and amenities.
Given that the resort is located in one of the top diving destinations in the world, diving enthusiasts will have everything they need to enjoy a great holiday, including the chance to swim among dolphins and sea turtles. Underwater experiences are operated by the onsite partner dive centre, Pro Dive International, a PADI five-star operator renowned for excellence, quality, and safety. And, for days when you don’t feel like diving, or for members of your group who prefer dry land, Occidental Cozumel features a wide range of additional entertainment, including a dozen bars and restaurants, multiple pools, and plenty of pampering spa services.
Explore the resort
Occidental Cozumel’s seven restaurants include four premises serving la carte menus of specialty cuisines. These include Mexican at México Lindo and Mediterranean at Los Olivos, as well as seafood, and International cuisine. Additional options can be found at the resort’s two buffet restaurants and a pizzeria which is open until the early hours. The five bars at Occidental Cozumel offer a wide range of cocktails and other alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, while the La Misión nightclub features a DJ and a pool table, allowing adult guests to let their hair down.
When it comes to letting your hair down, the spa provides a stunning massage service that can be enjoyed in the privacy of the cabins and on the beach, or even at sunset and with your partner. There are also facial and body treatments with essential oils and aromatic creams that help to improve your skin and rejuvenate it inside and out. Additional pampering facilities include an excellent sauna, a hot tub, and a fully-equipped gym, as well as a beauty salon. Guests will also find several swimming pools throughout the resort, along with two floodlit tennis courts, volleyball, and watersports such as kayaking, snorkelling, windsurfing, sailing, and water polo.
Diving from Occidental Cozumel
Diving at Occidental Cozumel is overseen by Pro Dive International, a PADI 5-Star dive operator and career development centre. Founded in 2003, Pro Dive International is renowned for its high standards of excellence, quality, and safety. At Occidental Cozumel, the dive centre is located on the resort’s private beach and is staffed by a qualified multilingual team and instructors. A full range of scuba certification courses can be undertaken here, catering to guests of all kinds – from young children wishing to take their first breaths underwater, to seasoned adventurers seeking a new challenge such as cenote diving – and nitrox is free for certified divers.
This dive centre operates up to five local dives each day, including night dives. Two dedicated dive boats are on hand to ferry guests to a variety of sites, most of which lie within a short, 10-minute trip from the beach. Extended excursions can also be organised, travelling up and down the coast to experience Yucatan’s famous cenotes, and more. Rental gear is available on site, comprising 60 individual sets produced by top-quality brands such as ScubaPro and Cressi.
- This resort features a kid’s club with a garden and paddling pool, and a daytime and evening entertainment programme for the whole family.
- Some of Occidental Cozumel’s facilities, including the spa and pizzeria, can only be accessed via stairs.
- Royal Level guests benefit from exclusive access to the La Carreta a la carte restaurant and hydromassage pool.
Diving in Cozumel and Playa del Carmen
Bull sharkNovember - March
Eagle rayYear round
Schooling reef fishYear round
Healthy coralsYear round
Walls & pinnaclesYear round
Caves & cavernsYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
Bubblemaker, Discover Scuba Diving, Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue, Specialities