Playa Mia

Those visiting Playa Mia will never be at a loss for things to do. This popular stretch of beach was known as Playa Del Sol until a legal dispute led the proprietors to change the name. It offers a wide selection of diversions, including jet skiing, parasailing, water toy rentals, and plenty of land activities.

Families enjoy visiting because it's home to both a playground and mini-zoo, which are big hits with younger beachgoers. The rest of the family will enjoy freshwater pools, ping pong, wall climbing, and other amusements.

Located on the island of Cozumel, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Even though you won't find a bustling urban center here, visitors frequently find this a worthwhile destination as a way to find some peace and quiet.

How to Access The Beach
Ferries are able to conveniently shuttle visitors back and forth from the island, but be aware: taking advantage of all that Playa Mia has to offer will cost beach patrons an entrance fee.

Amenities and Ambiance

Playa Mia's white sands and bright blue waters are dazzling and many guests find themselves unable to resist this sumptuous invitation to bask in the sun.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Playa Mia is the ultimate convenience. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to get lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Playa del Sol is a big hit among tourists visiting Cozumel and is filled with buzzing tourists. For plenty of people watching, activities and fun in the sun, this is the perfect tropical beach.

What's Nearby


Positioned on the East coast of Cozumel; it's located near attractions like Arte de Origen, which is one of the closest attractions.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Mia
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Arte de Origen Art Gallery 7.2 mi. NNE Cozumel
Gallery Azul Art Gallery 10.1 mi. NNE Cozumel
Cozumel Country Club Golf Course 12.9 mi. NNE Cozumel

Cities and Towns

Playa Mia is close to San Miguel, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Tourists at Playa Mia who are looking for other opportunities for exploration should think about heading to San Miguel, since it's close-by and is an active, busy area. From the shore, San Miguel is located roughly nine miles (14 and a half kilometers) away.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how packed the nearby hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Since the beach is in a pretty touristed area, it is not typically all that tough to find the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you're wanting to book a place that's near the beach, the table below shows the options closest to Playa Mia.

Accommodations near Playa Mia
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Nachi Cocom Beach Club 0.0 mi. N Resort
Occidental Allegro Cozumel 0.2 mi. SE Resort
Grand Cozumel by Occidental 0.6 mi. S Resort
Iberostar Cozumel 1.0 mi. S Resort
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel 1.5 mi. N Resort
Reef Club Cozumel 1.5 mi. N Resort
InterContinental Hotels Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa 6.1 mi. NNE Resort
El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel 7.3 mi. NNE Resort
Park Royal Cozumel 7.4 mi. NNE Resort
Casa del Mar Cozumel 7.5 mi. NNE Hotel


Although you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you are prepared to venture a little farther away. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Nachi Cocom Restaurant, which is less than a hundred yards away.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Playa Mia
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Nachi Cocom Restaurant (987) 857-1157 Caribbean Very Casual 0.0 mi. N
Mr. Sancho's Bar & Grill (987) 871-9174 International, Mexican Very Casual 0.4 mi. N

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Playa Mia isn't the only beach worth visitng on Cozumel.

Another location you might enjoy is Playa Uvas, located a brief car or taxi trip away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Paradise Beach offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from other popular destinations. You'll find it a quarter mile to the north.

Vacationers may also want to visit Playa San Fransico, which is located only a short distance away. Playa San Fransico is a gorgeous well-established beach, with many great coastal features vacationers are sure to fall in love with this sandy piece of paradise.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, but Playa Mia is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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