An economy to mid-range all-inclusive with top-notch scuba diving and snorkeling, Iberostar Cozumel caters well to families. The beach here is narrow, but that’s typical for Cozumel; it’s actually one of the better beaches on the island. The on-site food quality and variety are both so-so at best (although the reviews are decent for a lower-priced all-inclusive), mosquitoes can sometimes be an issue, and the property is isolated and relatively far from any downtown areas or off-site shopping and dining; but the resort offers a great kids club, a large swimming pool with a swim-up bar, one of the best fitness centers on the island (despite being a little dated), a friendly staff, a mostly quiet atmosphere, and a good spa that leverages locally-sourced materials. The rooms here are unique cottage-style accommodations with large furnished terraces with hammocks and a good amount of space. Upgrading to the Star Prestige level comes with a few extra perks, such as complimentary massages and wine tastings, and access to exclusive areas such as the Beach Lounge. Activities include outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling (Palancar Reef, the world’s second-largest, is just offshore), sailing, nightly entertainment, beach volleyball, tennis, and yoga classes.
Free COVID-19 antigen tests are available on-site for all guests returning to the United States. PCR tests are also offered for a fee.