The western beaches of Cozumel offer much safer swimming and Playa Mia is one of the best beaches around. Unfortunately, this ... More
The western beaches of Cozumel offer much safer swimming and Playa Mia is one of the best beaches around. Unfortunately, this makes it the most popular beach on the island. The Playa Mia Grand Beach Park now charges USD 5 to join the party. An additional fee of USD 39 gets you access to all the water sports facilities, an open bar and buffet, pool, hammocks, kid's club, zoo and all the games.
I will say that Playa Mia is a beautiful beach. Nice views of the Caribbean Sea, shady palms, and clear waters. I had the Deluxe Beach Break pass, so I had the buffet. The Buffet had a pretty good variety of foods to choose from. Only problem with the Buffet was that it would be better to have something to keep the bugs out of the food. The Buffet was just too much in the open with nothing around the food to protect it from the bugs. The person in front of me in line found a bug in the salsa. My mother notified the buffet staff, only for him not to pay attention to what she was saying, and pour more salsa over the portion with the bug in it. I also had a problem with the rocks/coral once you enter the water on the beach. BE VERY CAREFUL, as I can easily see someone getting injured from stepping wrong around the coral. The non motorized beach equipment had age restrictions on most of them, so don't think you'll get to use everything from the list they give you. This is something they don't tell you, which I think they should. And lastly, the beach umbrellas. Big Problem if you want to have a unobstructed view of the wonderful water while laying out. People will choose the front row in front of everyone and just put up the umbrella, blocking everything. I notified the staff there about the problem and how a policy should be implemented that if you would like to use a beach umbrellas, use the back row, not the front. Everyone should be able to enjoy their experience.
I loved the snorkeling. Saw a wonderful array of tropical fish in the underwater sculpture garden. Spent so much time in the water that I burnt my back to a crisp while my mother enjoyed the drink service on the beach, which was included in the very reasonable price. We didn't have the buffet lunch, but heard that it was very nice. I would definitely go back! So much fun. So beautiful.
Our family traveled to Cozumel by ship, Carnival Destiny, on June 26, 2010. We had originally booked an excursion to XCaret, but it was canceled at the last moment due to bad weather. My kids had been looking forward to water attractions, so we opted for the Playa Mia excursion. Big Mistake!!!!! First of all, I live in Ft Lauderdale; this is NOT a resort, nor is it much of a beach for that matter. Someone in their staff welcomed us by stating "welcome to Playa Mia" then under his breath, "get drunk". Needless to say, I was already put off. Maybe it was the slight rain, the overcast conditions, or maybe they were just more interested in world cup soccer, but no one came up to us during the 3+ hours we were there to ask us if we wanted a refill, or if we needed anything. Taco Bell has better Mexican food than the so called buffet. We shared the expense of a Taxi, with another disappointed couple, to return to the ship due to absolute boredom. Maybe my expectations were too high due to the fact that we live in south Florida and have traveled to other Caribbean islands. But the fact that for a family of 4, we paid CCL over $300 for this excursion, we were totally #@$@#%. Never again!
i am very surprised at all the positive comments. We just returned and it was the most disappointing beach area that i have ever experienced. beach was small, rocky and hard to walk, chairs too close together and packed full of people. food was just ok, same with drinks. i will never go back.
I thoroughly enjoyed this beach, the scenery you take in is breathtaking and the water is so crystal clear, warm and bluegreen you can see all the way to the bottom. There was plenty to do with the parasailing, jet skis, trampoline and much more. The beach accommodated everyone comfortably. We enjoyed the company of some college students while there, ourselves being in our mid fifties. It was quite enjoyable to share time with them. We later saw them on the Carnival Valor cruise ship we were on and we all smiled and chatted like we had known each other for a long time. The cost for the day was very affordable and the food and drinks were very good, actually, exceptional. My personal problem came when I sprained my big toe very badly on one of the jagged rocks. I tried to get to a clear sandy spot on the ocean floor which I could see and I didn't make it. I severely injured my toe and had to see the ship doctor. Nothing was cut but I believe it is broken. I will recover and I have such beautiful memories of this beach. I would like to say that what I thought was very rude behavior on the part of some vacationers was that they were trying to steal, yes steal, a picture of the staff person who was walking around with the iguana asking if you'd like your picture taken with the iguana. These female vacationers proceeded to take their own pictures! This is the staffs livlihood, give the person a break and his five bucks!!! She was soooo rude.
I visited Playa Mia while on a cruise for my R&R from Iraq. I booked the Mexican cooking excursion which allowed us all day unlimited access to all of Playa Mia. Drinks were always forthcoming, the food was good, the hosts were great, and the activities were plentiful. I am already planning a trip back!
This place was outstanding! We paid for the excursion and got our money's worth! There were some rocks at the shoreline, but there are paths through the rocks to the sandy ocean floor. The food was wonderful and the unlimited drinks were awesome - you choose any mixed drink, cocktail, beer, bottled water or sodas...all mixed and made with purified water. The staff was unbelievably nice and kept your glasses full. Our time there was outstanding...can't say enough good things!
The beach was nice but in the water it was kind of rocky. Not real bad but you had to watch where you stepped. The staff was very friendly. Bar drinks were included which was nice. The lounge chairs were real close to each other so you are packed in pretty close. My wife and I got a message on the beach which was the high point of the trip. The food buffet was ok but they had no bottled water or sodas. Only fountians with Lemonade and Kool Aid. I drank two classes and got very ill with desyntary. I was sick for the rest of the cruise. if they don't warn you they shouldn't put the drink out there. Nice place but we would not go back again.
I just got back from a cruise and this was my favorite spot. When we left the taxi, it was raining, and we were greeted by an employee with umbrellas. It cleared up, and we were fortunate enough to enjoy a beach that wasn't crowded at all. We got the basic package, just $29, and this included an open bar! The service was fantastic. Our glasses were never empty. Guty, our server, was quick with the refills and very courteous. We brought our own snorkel gear, and were thrilled with the Mayan art placed in the water along the swimming area, as well as the various colorful fish there. There was an inflatable rock climbing wall with a slide out in the water, along with an inflatable trampoline. We didn't have time to take advantage of the free use of kayaks and paddleboats, but maybe next time. One nitpick: the beach is very rocky. I'd recommend bringing water shoes. Otherwise, I would highly recommend this beach for all ages.
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