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 consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Playa Mia is one of those beaches that is not an overly crowded, but it's still a popular and generally active spot.

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. On some days, it may be possible to order some food from one of the local vendors who are generally found here.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. 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


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

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. 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

Those visiting Playa Mia who are hoping to find some additional excitement might consider heading over to San Miguel, since it's nearby and is an especially active area of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. From Playa Mia, San Miguel is located roughly nine miles (14 and a half kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Travelers trying to find a place to stay close to the beach shouldn't have a difficult time, as there is no shortage of hotels to pick from in the vicinity. You'll find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by looking over what's listed in the following table.

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 this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you're willing to drive a bit. One of the closest places to eat is Nachi Cocom Restaurant, which is less than a hundred yards away.

The table below provides a list of nearby dining options.

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

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Playa Mia.

Another location you might enjoy is Playa Uvas, located a short taxi ride away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Paradise Beach, which offers more action, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. You'll find it a quarter mile to the north.

Vacationers may also want to visit Playa San Fransico, 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.

Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean has plenty to offer its visitors, and dropping by Playa Mia is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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