Playa Uvas

Playa Uvas is a resort-style beach that doesn't have a resort on property, but a beach house. The beach house is dedicated to providing guests with safe water and land activities along the beach. From snorkeling to sailing, this is the beach you turn to on Cozumel when more than swimming is what you're after.

Situated just outside the heart of the island of Cozumel, Playa Uvas is on the West coast of the island, You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying very close. Travelers who want to avoid long taxi rides will find that Playa Uvas is a good choice for them. There are so many things to do in the area, as this beach isn't far from the center of the city's action.

How to Access The Beach
Playa Uvas is located at the junction of Carretera Costera and Carretera Chankanaab.

Amenities and Ambiance

The waters of Playa Uvas begin as a clear topaz, and grow into aquamarine then navy colored as the water grows deeper. The sands are blindingly white and lined with beach chairs.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Playa Uvas is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the West coast of Cozumel. It is close to Arte de Origen, which is one of the attractions close-by.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Uvas
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Arte de Origen Art Gallery 2.3 mi. NNE Cozumel
Gallery Azul Art Gallery 5.3 mi. NE Cozumel
Cozumel Country Club Golf Course 8.1 mi. NE Cozumel

Cities and Towns

Playa Uvas is in the San Miguel area, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Playa Uvas guests hoping to find some additional excitement might want to consider going to San Miguel, which is not far away and is an especially active area of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. From the shore, San Miguel isn't far off, maybe four and a half miles (seven kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Beach-goers trying to find a room near Playa Uvas won't find it very tough, as there are lots of resorts and hotels to choose from in the vicinity. You'll find the closest hotel booking options by viewing what's listed below.

Accommodations near Playa Uvas
Hotel Distance Direction Type
InterContinental Hotels Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa 1.2 mi. NNE Resort
El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel 2.5 mi. NNE Resort
Park Royal Cozumel 2.6 mi. NNE Resort
Casa del Mar Cozumel 2.7 mi. NNE Hotel
Hotel Casa Del Mar 2.7 mi. NNE Hotel
Villa Maya 3.1 mi. NNE Lodge
Villablanca Garden Beach Hotel 3.1 mi. NNE Hotel
Reef Club Cozumel 3.4 mi. SSW Resort
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel 3.4 mi. SSW Resort
Blue Angel Resort 4.0 mi. NNE Hotel


When you start craving an afternoon snack, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so you won't have to wander too far away. One of the nearest places to eat is El Caribeño. The restaurant features Mexican food. They are also known for their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a little ways away.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Playa Uvas
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
El Caribeño (987) 872-9500 Mexican Very Casual 1.2 mi. NNE
Sam's Wok Chinese -- Chinese -- 2.3 mi. NE
Ernesto's Fajita Factory -- Mexican -- 2.6 mi. NNE
Coral Reef Restaurant -- International Informal 2.7 mi. NNE
The Grill -- Mexican -- 2.9 mi. NNE
Hogtown Cafe -- International -- 3.1 mi. NNE
Hard Rock Cafe Cozumel -- American, International Very Casual 3.1 mi. NNE
Temptations -- -- -- 3.1 mi. NNE
Nemos (987) 872-0730 Continental Informal 3.1 mi. NNE
Blue Angel Restaurant (987) 872-0188 Mexican Very Casual 4.0 mi. NNE
Mesa 17 -- -- Fine Dining 4.2 mi. NE
El Turix -- Mexican -- 4.2 mi. NE

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on Cozumel you might like besides Playa Uvas.

Another location you might enjoy is Paradise Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. It is located four and a half miles to the south-southwest. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, you might enjoy Sunset Beach.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Dzul Ha, another great Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean beach site.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, taking a swim at Playa Uvas is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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