I've stayed at both places and can give a pro/cons list.... Condumel is very conveniently located to town and it's easy to walk back and forth without intending to do so (we'd realize we were almost home and pass on the cab). The view is beautiful as is the immediate water/snorkeling access right off your beach. The unit is designed to orient you towards the ocean and expansive view, and the studio is one big open space. The interior is kinda dated but generally clean. Sara is a great manager and Aldora divers is basically next door so you can just stumble out in the morning and walk over.
Miramar has a much more updated interior and lots of room -- it's a full scale apartment and very comfortable although it was overkill for a short-term stay. They had a 5 gallon filtered water dispenser which was convenient. However, the additional distance made a bigger difference than we expected -- further walks meant more cabs and higher cab fares since Miramar is one zone further than Condumel. It took us around 10-15 minutes to get around that harbor to walk to Aldora from Miramar.
If I were staying on Cozumel for an extended period, like for over 2 weeks, I'd rent Miramar and get a bike to go back and forth to town as cab fares really add up. The Miramar condo layout would make it comfortable for 2-3 ppl to not get in each other's face as there are separate living spaces but that means no ocean view from the living room. However, for the standard 1 week vacation where you're going to eat many meals out (we still cooked breakfast at Condumel since dives started so early) Condumel would definitely be my first choice even though the units and interiors are older than Miramar.
I do wish there were palapas or umbrellas on Condumel's beach as it's hard to lay out in such strong sun.
- Also Known As:
- Condumel Condobeach Apartments Hotel Cozumel