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.

Located on the island of Cozumel, Playa Uvas is on the West coast of the island, You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Though travel usually involves making dozens of little decisions, choosing the right beach can make all the difference. Before you arrive, consider some of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's most interesting options, like Playa Uvas.

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


Travelers will find Playa Uvas on the West coast of Cozumel. It's located near Chankannab Adventure Park, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is one of a number of popular spots in the area.

If you can't wait to see as many of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Uvas
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Chankannab Adventure Park Amusement/Theme Park 0.4 SSW Cozumel
Arte de Origen Art Gallery 2.3 NNE Cozumel
Mr. Sanchos Beach Club Amusement/Theme Park 4.5 SSW Cozumel
Gallery Azul Art Gallery 5.3 NE Cozumel
Cozumel Country Club Golf Course 8.1 NE Cozumel

Cities and Towns

Playa Uvas is near San Miguel, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Playa Uvas guests looking for further attractions will want to consider heading over to San Miguel, because it's not far away and is an area full of activity. From the shore, San Miguel is not far away, roughly four and a half miles (seven kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how packed the nearby hotels are. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Since the beach is in a pretty popular vacation area, it is not usually very tough to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. If you're looking to find a place that's near the beach, the table that follows shows the accommodation options closest to Playa Uvas.

Accommodations near Playa Uvas
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Fiesta Americana Cozumel Dive Resort 0.4 mi. NNE Resort
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
Sabor Cozumel Resort & Spa 3.4 mi. SSW Resort


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Playa Uvas; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest restaurants is El Caribeño. This restaurant offers a menu of Mexican cuisine. Many guests rave about their seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurant options are shown 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 -- Mexican Very Casual 4.0 mi. NNE
Mesa 17 -- -- Fine Dining 4.2 mi. NE
El Turix -- Mexican -- 4.2 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach on Cozumel will have lots of options besides Playa Uvas.

You might also enjoy Paradise Beach, where there's usually lots of activity. It is located four and a half miles to the south-southwest. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, you might enjoy Sunset Beach.

You might also want to visit Dzul Ha, another great beach choice in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.

Of course, Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Playa Uvas is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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