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 in Costa Maya, Maya Chan Beach is on the South East coast of Mexico. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. While Maya Chan Beach is not the most hidden spot in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, it offers just the right amount of privacy and atmosphere to appeal to couples and families alike.

Amenities and Ambiance

You will be able to use a public restroom at Maya Chan Beach. Showers are provided for visitors, so you can rinse off the sand. Additionally, you will have access to umbrellas and chairs, so guests seeking some respite from the sun will get their wish. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

Even so, try to keep in mind that while there are luckily a few amenities for you to enjoy while at Maya Chan Beach, it is located within a relatively urbanized region. If you are no fan of busy beaches, it'll be an appropriate motivator to think ahead and beat the crowds, such as heading to the beach earlier when it is a little cooler. If you wait around, you could find all of the services becoming already claimed by other guests.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the South East coast of Mexico; the area is home to other attractions such as Dolphin Discovery, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

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 closest region in Mexico to Maya Chan Beach is Mahahual. This interesting part of Mexico is only a mile and a half from the shore, so you needn't use up an entire day here. Mahahual is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of lodgings within driving distance. Some of the closest possibilities have been displayed in the following table.

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


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to enjoy a meal at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without going too far from the coast. ACA Pizzas is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has both Italian and Mexican cuisines. They are also known for their pizza. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

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

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Maya Chan Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

You may also want to consider Tequilla Beach Club, located a mile to the south west.

Maya Chan Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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