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.

Set near the middle of Costa Maya, Maya Chan Beach is on the South East coast of Mexico. You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying nearby. Those of you who want the best of both worlds——a sense of seclusion, but the option for activity—— might enjoy stopping by Maya Chan Beach for a few hours. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's also not completely secluded.

Amenities and Ambiance

Restrooms are available at Maya Chan Beach. Shower facilities are available, so you don't have to go back to your hotel sandy. Additionally, you will have access to chairs and umbrellas here, so guests hoping for relief from the sultry island sun will not go leave unhappy. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you want to see the underwater world.

Even so, it is important remember that while you can find at least one or two conveniences for you to enjoy while at Maya Chan Beach, it will be found inside an active, busy area. If busy-beaches are not something you want, it'll be a decent motivator to plan your visit out to beat all the other tourists, for example heading to the beach for a breakfast picnic and cool swim. If not, you possibly run the risk of all of the services being unavailable.

What's Nearby


Maya Chan Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South East coast of Mexico. Dolphin Discovery is found about a hundred yards to the east-northeast, and it is one of the favorite local destinations.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Maya Chan Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service 0.1 mi. ENE --
Mahahual Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.8 mi. SW --

Cities and Towns

The closest area in Mexico to Maya Chan Beach is Mahahual. This destination is just a mile and a half from the beach, so a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. This section of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it's often visited by visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a good variety of accommodations to pick from near the beach. The most accessible of which are listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Maya Chan Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Quinto Sole 1.1 mi. SW Hotel
Hotel El Caballo Blanco 1.5 mi. SW Hotel
Posada Pachamama 1.5 mi. SW Guest house
Hotel Luna de Plata 2.0 mi. SW Guest house
Balamku Inn on the Beach 4.2 mi. SSW Lodge
Margarita del Sol 5.0 mi. SSW Hotel


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Barkito. The restaurant serves delicious International cuisine. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Maya Chan Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Barkito (983) 135-2881 International Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
Big Mama (983) 120-2205 Mexican, Vegetarian Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
Kimbara Caribbean Cantina (983) 143-9622 Caribbean Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
Pez Quadro Beach Club Restaurant (983) 834-5730 Mexican Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
Pizza Papi (983) 104-0667 Italian Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
Senor Frogs (983) 834-5607 Tex-Mex Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
The Krazy Lobster (998) 230-9283 Mexican Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
Yaya's Beach Restaurant (983) 752-8018 Mexican Very Casual 0.5 mi. W
Ristorante Luna de Plata (983) 834-5877 Mediterranean Informal 2.0 mi. SW
Maya Luna Restaurant (983) 836-0905 Mexican Informal 3.8 mi. SSW
Travel In' Restaurant (983) 110-9496 American, Mexican Very Casual 4.4 mi. SSW

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Maya Chan Beach.

Another option worth considering is Tequilla Beach Club, which is located only a short distance away.

Maybe Maya Chan Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean you might like.


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