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 near the heart of the island of Cozumel, Playa Uvas is on the West edge of the island, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. The beaches found throughout Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are usually fairly quiet, but Playa Uvas is a little different.

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, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

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 near some interesting sites like Arte de Origen, which is one of a number of favorite local destinations.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed 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 guests hoping to find further attractions should consider making the trip to San Miguel, because it's nearby and is an especially active area of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. From Playa Uvas, San Miguel is a fairly short distance away, maybe four and a half miles (seven kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Since this beach is located in a relatively popular vacation destination, it shouldn't be very difficult to find a hotel close-by that's to your taste. If you and your party are hoping to book a place that's on or near the beach, the table that follows shows the closest accommodations to Playa Uvas.

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, this beach has you covered, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the nearest places to eat is El Caribeño. The restaurant offers a menu of Mexican cuisine. They also specialize in seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's only a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed below.

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.

You may also like Paradise Beach, where there's usually lots of activity. You'll find it four and a half miles to the south-southwest. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Sunset Beach is a location secluded from lots of tourists and buildings.

Another location you may want to try is Dzul Ha, another great Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean beach site.

Maybe Playa Uvas 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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