Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values
Bottle of sparkling wine, fruit platter, and Iberostar gift.

Iberostar's Premium Collection: Dazzling sandy beaches along with the Palancar and Santa Rosa Wall reefs beckoning offshore make Cozumel a diver's and nature lover's retreat. Relaxed and rejuvenating, Iberostar Cozumel embraces the area's lush tropical vegetation in a secluded village of quaint bungalows and open-air dining. Pathways and gardens connect guests to the many pleasures of this all-inclusive enclave, while gentle breezes and shaded garden patios welcome you back after a day of exploring the areas famed reefs. 

Savor quiet moments alongside the enormous lake pool, where you can either enjoy the rays of a warm Mexican sun or relax beneath the shade of a tropical palm or palapa. The all-inclusive program includes non-motorized watersports, as well as all meals, drinks, and a wide variety of activities and entertainment. Children can be entertained at the Kids Club while parents enjoy some alone-time. 

Dine on tempting selections at three specialty restaurants, an international buffet, and a poolside snack bar/grill. National and international drinks are available at five bars, including a swim-up bar. At the theatre, enjoy a wide array of entertaining live shows and performances every night. 

To take full advantage of the fascinating natural beauty and rich Mayan history throughout the region, guests of the Iberostar Cozumel have the opportunity to take a full-day excursion to another premium category Iberostar hotel along Riviera Maya (transportation not included). 

Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property was the first hotel in Cozumel to earn Green Globe Certification for sustainable management and operations. The hotel has also fulfilled 78% of Green Globe criteria, establishing environmental benchmarks for energy, water, and waste in Cozumel.


Cozumel International Airport (CZM) : 30 miles


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory The Municipal Government will be charging all guests in the area of Cozumel an Environmental Sanitation Tax of a minimum $30.00 Mexican Pesos (approx. $1.60 USD) per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. These funds are being used to protect, maintain and conserve the extraordinary beauty of the area.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

STUDENT/YOUTH GROUPS POLICY - In order to maintain a family oriented environment, Iberostar Hotels and Resorts will be implementing a policy directed at student/youth groups. Students/youth are considered by the hotel as any person between 16 and 23 years of age. In addition to the Spring Break Policy instituted for all bookings traveling in the months of March and April, Groups shall adhere to the following conditions:
- All student/youth groups must be pre-approved and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
- Upon check-in, each group will be required to make a refundable cash deposit of USD $200.00 per room for any charges or damages that might be incurred during the stay.
- In the event that any member(s) from the group engage in inappropriate behavior disrespecting Hotel staff and/or other guests or causing physical damages to the facilities, the hotel management reserves the right to expel the entire group
without reimbursement or refund of the remaining nights.

SPRING BREAK POLICY - The resort is a family oriented environment. Bookings traveling in the months of March and April will be subject to the following conditions:
- The minimum age requirement for check-in is 18 years of age. One parent or chaperone age at least 25 years of age will be required per room for check-in.
- In the event that any guest(s) engage in inappropriate behavior disrespecting Hotel staff and/or other guests or causing physical damages to the facilities, the Hotel Management reserves the right to expel the guest(s) without reimbursement or
refund of the remaining nights.


SPRING BREAK POLICY - The resort is a family oriented environment and thus has implemented the following policy for Spring Breakers reservations. The valid period is March 1st, 2020 to April 30th, 2020. Spring Breakers are defined as Students/youth between 16 and 23 years of age.
- One parent or chaperone at least 25 years of age will be required per room for check-in.  Adults accompanying are responsible for the students’ behavior.
-  In the event that any guest(s) engage in inappropriate behavior disrespecting Hotel staff and/or other guests or causing physical damages to the facilities, the Hotel Management reserves the right to expel the guest(s) without reimbursement or refund of the remaining nights.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 6277 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Came for the snorkeling - stayed for the great resort layout & quality of service.

    While staying at the Iberostar Paraiso Beach Resort last year, I had come to this resort for a one day snorkeling excursion with Dressel Divers & booked a week stay (Jan 31 - Feb 7) for this year. This was our 4th different Iberostar resort & quickly became our favorite. As a smaller resort, it is easy to find your way around quickly & encounter the same hard-working & friendly staff more often, giving it a homey feeling. The resort is know for its snorkeling & diving, with a Dressel Dive Center on-site, complete with pier & quality dive boats, minutes away from the best reef sites in the area (see separate review). Resort location: located on the south-west end of the island, this resort has been carved out of the jungle, transitioning to palm trees & waterfront. Winding walkways take you through the property with lots of wildlife to entertain & the grounds are kept in excellent condition through ongoing maintenance. Accommodations: unique guest accommodation buildings (see photos) with rooms on ground or 2nd floor with outside stairs (we had 1 of each). Rooms are of a good size, with roomy bathrooms & large showers. Each unit has a deck/balcony with a hammock, table & 1 chair. Some difficulties with thermostats controlling A/C units. We had different housekeepers for the 2 rooms & both were kept very clean. Mattresses in our room were in need of being replaced. Beach/Waterfront: This is a coral coastline & while the resort has brought in sand to enlarge the beach area, if you plan to go into the ocean, water shoes are a must to get through the many rocks. The other option is to enter from the 2 stairways off of the pier for swimming or snorkeling with a wide variety of marine life. While not as nice a beach as those in the mainland (Riviera Maya/Playa) it is still walkable in both directions. Lots of lounge chairs available for either sun or shad. Pools: There is a large double pool area for children, with the adjacent adult/family pool divided with one half being an activities/entertainment side. A pool bar in the middle serves both sides. Reusable plastic glasses are used at the bar, but many people bring their own water bottles (some even for water!).Lounge chairs surround the pool (sun & shade) & although the policy is for no reserved seating, the same game of early towel placements goes on as in other resorts. Food: 2 buffet restaurants - one adjacent to the lobby for breakfast & dinner & the other adjacent to the pool for lunch, converting to a Steakhouse for dinner. 2 other a la carte restaurants nearer to the lobby are the Japanese/Asian & the Mexican/American. The food at the buffets was very good, with a wide variety of selections. We enjoyed the omelette station in the morning, as well as the daily change in cuisine styles for the dinner buffet. The Japanese restaurant was ok, but we preferred the steakhouse. The other lunch (& afternoon snack option) is the beach grill with a great selection of salads, hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries & lots of fresh fruit. & the very popular self-serve soft ice cream machine. Entertainment: Good - not great, as we have seen most or similar shows at other Iberostars we have stayed at. Time to change it up a bit. We did enjoy the male & female singers (don't know their names) that we heard a few times & we did enjoy the beach fire show. The entertainment group for daytime activities does a good job of getting people involved in pool & other activities. There is no late night entertainment after the 9:30 - 10:30 show, as with other resorts, remembering that most are here for the diving & snorkeling. Service/Staff: From bellmen/porters, front desk, concierge, housekeeping, servers & even maintenance workers, all staff were friendly, helpful & attentive. Special mention for doing a fantastic job to Rebeca - housekeeping, servers Francisco, Marcus & Daniela, Paula/Paulo? - entertainment & to (I'm sure it's not the correct spelling) Amelka, for his assistance in picking us up, securing our luggage when flight delayed & assisting with airport transportation. Note: while smoking is not allowed in rooms or dining areas, it is permitted on decks/balconys, pool & beach areas, so may still be an issue for some people depending on your neighbours. A great resort - well worth the visit & on the list for a repeat!

    Feb 15, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Dive and socialize vacation

    Just back from 2 weeks at this resort,this is my 8 th year in a row been there.Over the years have seen great improvements in this lovely resort.Rooms have been all updated we new furniture,TVs ,coffee makers and showers.The people in restaurants are great very accommodating moving tables etc to seat 30 people together.Food was excellent lots of variety at buffet and specialty restaurants.Bar staff fast friendly and make good drinks.Good service at bar on beach and from the people who come to loungers on beach for your drink orders as well as around pool.Gardens are beautiful and continually been worked on painting is on going to keep everything looking good.Great job everyone.My only complaint is breakfast at 7 am when people who are diving at 8am do not have time to stand around waiting for eggs sometimes there are 20 people standing at the one station whilst the other station is unmanned or person making pancakes for later consumption this needs fixed.Will be back

    Feb 15, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Iberostar Cozumel

    Great place to stay, excellent housekeeping standards, the best part is the kind courteous staff. We snorkelled right on the property beach and saw many fish, including small rays. Never had a bad meal, restaurants were excellent. Erika made sure everything was perfect, and the Sommelier was a great asset as well. Overall excellent visit.

    Feb 14, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great location, staff and overall experience.

    Stayed @ Iberostar Cozumel with a group of scuba divers and could not be happier. It is the closest resort to all the dive locations, so if you use a dive service that picks you up, you have almost no travel time. The rooms were good quality and clean. The staff was very attentive across the entire resort. As an all-inclusive, I was impressed w/ the amenities you get (food, drinks, pool, sailboat/kayak, etc). I was particularly impressed that they don't have single-use plastic cups. The food was more like 3 stars, but overall this is a 4-star resort.

    Feb 14, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Your own little town!

    First time we have stayed at an all inclusive resort like this one. We had various choices for cuisine morning, noon and night! I really enjoyed the "wild" life - coatimundis, parrots, flamingos, and iguanas - just to name a few. The rooms were very comfortable. As divers, we really appreciated the large showers with plenty of warm water. We spent most of the day diving, but were able to enjoy the pool and night time offerings. It was a beautiful place!

    Feb 13, 2020

Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319