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Any nude beaches in Cozumel, Costa Maya, or Roatan? #175123
11/13/2018 08:14 AM
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Any nude beaches or resorts with day passes at any of these cruise ports?

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Re: Any nude beaches in Cozumel, Costa Maya, or Roatan? [Re: PelicanPirate] #175138
11/13/2018 10:32 AM
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It USED to be, years ago, there was a bar on the other side of Cozumel, the rocky uninhabited side, where you could sunbathe nude. Mezcalito or something like that? It's been YEARS since we've been there though. I would say no with regard to Roatan, as it is a very conservative place. It's been years ago now, but Bare Necessities tried to run a nude excursion there and got in trouble with the authorities. They've been back since then I think, so maybe it's more accepted now. Don't know Costa Maya, never been there. I thought it was just a manufactured port, just some shops and a beach that they built there so ships could dock, but I have never been there.


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Re: Any nude beaches in Cozumel, Costa Maya, or Roatan? [Re: PelicanPirate] #175143
11/13/2018 10:58 AM
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I believe there is one in Roatan called paya bay that offers day passes. On their website they advertise day trips for cruise passengers. Here's the link https://www.payabay.com/resort-roatan/roatan/shore-excursion/ I have never been there personally.



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Re: Any nude beaches in Cozumel, Costa Maya, or Roatan? [Re: deputydog1157] #175151
11/13/2018 11:54 AM
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Thanks for posting! The only concern I would have with regard to that is that they said it was 60-90 minutes one way from the cruise port. If somehow you didn't make it back to the ship, the ship would leave and you would be on your own dime.


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Re: Any nude beaches in Cozumel, Costa Maya, or Roatan? [Re: PelicanPirate] #175181
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www.playasonrisa.net is fairly close to Costa Maya.
Very cool place.

Re: Any nude beaches in Cozumel, Costa Maya, or Roatan? [Re: Carol_Hill] #175347
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That is always the gamble with any non ship sanctioned excursion. I sure would hate to be the ones late getting back and seeing the butt end of the ship getting smaller. Sometimes the extra $$ for ship sanctioned excursions are worth it when you factor in the safety net of that ship noy leaving until the excursions get back. When we went on cruises we usually booked the excursion through the ship except a local shopping trip within walking distance of the pier.



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Re: Any nude beaches in Cozumel, Costa Maya, or Roatan? [Re: deputydog1157] #175361
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It depends on where it is, and how far from the cruise port. Generally in the Caribbean, we always went on our own, not through a ship tour. But we generally never travelled more than a half hour or so from the cruise port. 90 minutes one way is a different thing.


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Re: Any nude beaches in Cozumel, Costa Maya, or Roatan? [Re: Carol_Hill] #175387
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Thanks for the replies. I will check those places out.




Through the ship is usually a big premium to doing on your own. If cabs go where you want life is good.

Obviously, the first time you visit a place you don’t know how easy/hard things are to piece together yourself.

The big thing I dislike about ship tours is often the late start time, waiting at the pier, then loading of a bus, and then all the conservative return times. I remember first SXM trip we just got settled at Boo Boo Jam, had lunch drink and back to the pier. We took a cab to Maho and Mullet for the 2nd half of day.

It often leads to paying a lot more for a lot less time where you are going.

And finally, especially in Turkey, you always get taken and blow an hour in a rug shop and you always walk out with a rug you just met and cost a lot of money.





Re: Any nude beaches in Cozumel, Costa Maya, or Roatan? [Re: PelicanPirate] #175578
11/16/2018 08:25 PM
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I've experienced the nude beach at Mezalitos Bar and Grill on the east coast of Cozumel at the dead end of the Transversal Highway.

The bar at Mezcalitos used to have a scrapbook of those willing to pose at the Naked Beach sign behind Mezcalitos.

I have not been in a few years but it was a great time, good food and drinks, lots of sun. A caveat: Bring cash as they did not accept credit cards. Plus they closed about 4 pm which was plenty of time to return to port.

Finally I asked my taxi driver what the cost was one-way and then explained I would pay him twice that if he returned to pick me up at the assigned time and he was early to pick me up.


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Re: Any nude beaches in Cozumel, Costa Maya, or Roatan? [Re: AnnTS] #175583
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Thanks. Thats where ill be heading then. Good idea on the cab.

Re: Any nude beaches in Cozumel, Costa Maya, or Roatan? [Re: PelicanPirate] #175592
11/17/2018 08:37 AM
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When we went to Mezcalito's, we rented a VW beetle and tooled around on our own. It was such fun! And there's only one road on Coz, or used to be, out that way, so hard to get lost.. A quick search for Mezcalito's reveals that the nude beach was still there as of April this year. . It's quite a ways out there for a cab, I'd rent a car. That's more fun anyway.


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Re: Any nude beaches in Cozumel, Costa Maya, or Roatan? [Re: PelicanPirate] #177064
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No public nude beaches on the Riviera Maya, the only official one is on the other side of Mexico in Zipolite.
The nude beaches at the RM are all resort owned.
https://www.nakedwanderings.com/naturism-in-mexico-the-ultimate-guide-2019/


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