Maya Chan Beach

A small, beautiful beach with a low-key vibe, Maya Chan Beach is great for snorkeling or just relaxing in the sand. There are lots of bright starfish scattered about, and you can even have a massage right on the shore.

Located in Costa Maya, Maya Chan Beach is on the South East coast of Mexico. You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying very close. Travelers who prefer walking over driving to their next destination will find that Maya Chan Beach is a good choice for them. It's convenient to nearby hotels and attractions since it isn't far from the center of the city's action.

Amenities and Ambiance

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. Fortunately, showers are provided, so you don't have to spend the rest of the afternoon covered in sand. You will also have access to chairs and umbrellas, so visitors hoping for a break from the hot sun will not be disappointed. You'll find the waters off-shore to be fit for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

Keep in mind that Maya Chan Beach's immediate surroundings are rather congested, which means the availability of certain facilities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South East coast of Mexico; it will be near other attractions like Dolphin Discovery, which is only a short distance away, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Maya Chan Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service 0.0 mi. WNW --
Mahahual Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.8 mi. SW --

Cities and Towns

The nearest section of Mexico to Maya Chan Beach is Costa Maya. This friendly part of Mexico is just three quarters of a mile away, so a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. Costa Maya is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may meet guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of hotels which can be reached in the car. Some of the closest options can be viewed in the list below.

Accommodations near Maya Chan Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Luna de Plata 0.1 mi. NW Guest house
Costa Maya Inn 0.5 mi. W Hotel
Hotel Quinto Sole 1.1 mi. SW Hotel
Hotel Caballo Blanco 1.5 mi. SW Hotel
Posada Pachamama 1.5 mi. SW Guest house
Matan Ka'an Hotel 1.5 mi. SW Hotel
El Hotelito 1.8 mi. SW Guest house
Balamku Inn on the Beach 4.2 mi. SSW Lodge
Margarita del Sol 5.0 mi. SSW Hotel


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you dine at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's specialty dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the closest restaurants is ACA Pizzas. This restaurant has both Italian and Mexican cuisines. Visitors often rave about their pizza. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a little ways away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Maya Chan Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
ACA Pizzas (983) 123-8398 Italian, Mexican Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
Barkito (983) 135-2881 International Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
Big Papa's BBQ (983) 834-5780 Tex-Mex Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
Chiquita -- American Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
Corona House -- American, Mexican Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
El Capitan Mono (983) 112-1284 Caribbean Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
Green Iguana (983) 834-5728 Caribbean Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
Kimbara Caribbean Cantina (983) 143-9622 Caribbean Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
Machos Bar (983) 168-7226 Latin American Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
Padrinos Restaurante -- Mexican Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
Pizza Papi (983) 104-0667 Italian Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
Sulumar -- Mexican Very Casual 0.5 mi. W

Other Beaches

Mexico has several beautiful beaches, so Maya Chan Beach is just one of your options.

You may also want to consider Tequilla Beach Club, located a mile away.

Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and paying a visit to Maya Chan Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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