Allegro Cozumel is a family friendly all inclusive resort situated on a beautiful stretch of beach in Cozumel. Granted, it seems every bit of beach in Cozumel is absolutely gorgeous.
Allegro Cozumel a Perfect Resort for Families
All four of us loved staying at Allegro Cozumel a family friendly all-inclusive resort on Playa San Francisco, one of the world’s most beautiful beaches on the island. I wish we could have stayed longer. Three days just isn’t enough. Check current rates.
We ended up staying here after a switch in plans, so I knew little to nothing about the resort. Needless to say I was more than pleasantly surprised. The resort is fairly far from the airport, but not too far. Cozumel is not that big, so nothing is too far away. I liked how it was just enough further down the road that it was secluded. Each side of the property is jungle instead of just another resort. It’s a small resort so you aren’t walking too much just to get from point a to point b.
The resort is located towards the southern portion of the island, about 25 minutes from the Punta Langosta cruise port and 16 minutes from International Pier and Puerta Maya docks. A taxi from Punta Langosta will cost around $24 and $18 from International Pier or Puerta Maya terminal.
2 Bedroom Family Suites
This resort is a little older, built in 1992, which means it’s way more charming than a rigid contemporary type resort. The furniture is gorgeous with dark wood, making the room more appealing. Now there were not a bunch of USB ports, there were only two. 😜 That’s the only modern day feature I would have liked to have seen more of.
Since this is an all inclusive resort and there’s a small Mini bar in your room. We stayed in one of the two bedroom, two bathroom units in the second floor, which meant we had the entire upstairs unit. This was nice for several reasons: less noise, better views, two hammocks on the porch instead of one, and lots of space to spread out.
The units are super spacious. We had a two bedroom, two bathroom condo with a living room, dining room, and kitchenette. It was wonderful having all that space. It didn’t hurt that the room was steps from the beach. I could see the beach from the porch. The porch wraps around the building and has lounge chairs and hammocks on them. We spent a lot of time enjoying the hammocks. You can take a tour of our room in the video below. They also have lots of other room options on their website.
For the kids there is a little water park with zero entry and slides. Kids will spend hours playing here.
There is a kids club for those between ages 4-12, but not teens club. (I think there used to be and the site makes mention of it, but we looked everywhere and there was not one). You can check your kids in for the day and go have adult time. In the kids club they can color, do crafts, watch movies, play, and more.
Once a week they have a foam party in one of the pools. As they put in the foam a DJ plays music and dancers lead fun dancing. This is for any age.
There’s also a night club on site for those old enough to drink and dance, so 18.
There’s basically activities every single day, throughout the day that continue into the night. They had nightly entertainment with festive live shows.
They have a tennis court and the balls were brand new, but the rackets are old. I know because for some reason Jonah seems to think I owe him five tennis matches. We knocked out one of them here. 😜
In addition to tennis they have volleyball, beach soccer, ping pong, darts, billiards, and basketball.
Multiple Pools & a Hot Tub
They have three pools, one of which has a swim up bar, and a hot tub that overlooks the beach. The hot tub is the perfect place to catch the sunset. The sunsets in Cozumel are phenomenal. It is surprisingly difficult to find a hotel with a hot tub so this is a major win for Allegro.
Multiple Restaurants & Bars
We were off doing activities most of the time, but we did eat at the resort a few times. Allegro Cozumel has four restaurants and five bars.
TOPAZ: The buffet was excellent during breakfast and lunch. During the lunch buffet we ended up getting a massive hamburger that we split. It was outrageous and super fun to eat!
CIELITO LINDO: This restaurant has an á la carte menu that offers dishes that are most representative of Mexican cuisine. We ended up eating here at the Mexican restaurant for dinner. It was excellent, but I had to run up to our room to get some bug spray. The mosquitos were buzzing around and it’s an outside restaurant.
O SOLE MIO: À la carte menu with Italian cuisine specialties. Reservations required.
FUJI: This restaurant offers an á la carte menu with dishes that are the most representative of Asian cuisine. In addition, it has a sushi bar and Teppanyaki grill. We did not make proper reservations for the Japanese restaurant, so make sure you don’t make the same mistake! I heard it’s fantastic.
SPORTS BAR: Two independent spaces with two different environments: A lounge area and a private area with tables and stools. Cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, juices and appetizers.
We did look at having breakfast in the private lounge, but there wasn’t much to it compared to the big buffet, so we opted for the main one.
Allegro Cozumel All Inclusive Amenities
The best part of staying here is that everything is included, even the gratuities.
- Water Sports: Kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boarding, windsurfing, boogie boarding, and sailing
- Giant Chess Board
- Free water park access
- Supervised child care/activities at the children’s club: origami, crafts, bingo,
- Outdoor tennis courts
- Game room – There’s a small game room above the lobby with a pool table, ping-pong table and air hockey. They are free, but you will have to check out the balls or paddles from the front desk.
- Minibar beverages: beer, soda, water
- Fitness classes: stretching, yoga, Zumba, and more.
Things to keep in mind:
- 2 levels – All guest rooms appeared to be two levels to me and I didn’t see any elevators. Keep this in mind when booking a room.
- Snorkeling is a must, so make sure to set time aside for this.
- Self-service laundry – They do have a laundry room in case you need it.
- Front desk – They keep the front desk open 24 hours a day.
- Staff is multilingual – Their English is excellent.
- Storage area for luggage – In case you want to run around after checking out and need somewhere to leave your luggage this will be where you leave it.
- Tour and ticket information – You can book tours on site.
- Wedding services
- Gift shop – They have souvenirs here and some necessities like sunscreen.
- Beauty salon
- Computer – They have a computer available for guests to use
- ATM – There’s an ATM on-site, which you will probably need so you can tip.
- Bellhop – We stayed upstairs, so I super appreciated the bellhop coming to get our luggage so I didn’t have to haul it up and down the stairs.
- Smoking in designated areas – I personally hate this, but I know if you’re a smoker you need it. I’m not judging you, I’m just super allergic.
Allegro Cozumel Day Pass
If you are stopping in Cozumel for the day off a cruise ship you can get a day pass from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. and hang out here for the day. The cost is $60 per adult and $30 per kid. (Which means it’s probably cheaper to book a one night stay.)
Check current rates at Allegro Cozumel.
Things to do in Cancun/Cozumel
- 7 Best Beaches in Cancun
- Pac Chen Mayan Adventure
- Tulum Ruins
- Ventura Park an Amusement and Water Park
- Sea Trek at Aquarium Cancun
- 9 Adventurous Things to do in Cancun
Helpful Guide Books and blog posts:
- Quintana Roo: The Ultimate Family Adventure
- Moon Yucatan Peninsula Travel Guide
- Lonely Planet Cancun, Cozumel, & the Yucatan Travel Guide
- Things to do in Cancun
Where to stay in Quintana Roo:
- Explorean Cozumel
- Grand Velas Riviera Maya
- Live Aqua (adults only)
- El Dorado Royale (adults only)
- The Grand at Moon Palace
If you are looking for a car rental I recommend getting the car at the Cancun Airport. It will make things easier. This entire area is easy to drive around in. Get a Cozumel car rental for $11 a day!
Should You Get Travel Insurance?
Don’t forget travel insurance! I’m a fan of Travelex insurance, because of the variety of options. Protect yourself from possible injury & theft abroad. I have gotten extremely sick twice now out of the country and Noah has had seizures in other countries, so I always recommend getting some sort of coverage. Read more about why you should always carry travel insurance here.