After our forth visit to Coz in two years, and third visit to Playa Uvas on November 2, 2013 off the Carnival Triumph, the good news is some things never change. Playa Uvas remains our favorite spot in Coz.
My wife and I are middle-aged, experienced snorkelers and Playa Uvas' facility provides for wonderful snorkeling right off the beach. One improvement we did note was the addition of a short sandbag retaining wall and sand 'entrance ramp' to make access to the water much easier than in the past.
When snorkeling, be sure to go all the way out to the 'third' reef, identifiable by the strip of dark water, about 100 yards out, where the snorkeling is best. We saw many tropical fish, spiny creatures, and several rays. Look close for the rays, as in this area they are colored very closely to the coloration of the seabed and blend in very well. And don't forget to search all the way around the rockpiles and reef outcroppings; there you will find the most interesting creatures.
The food was just as wonderful as in the past. Don't pass up the guacamole; it's the best we've ever had and that says a lot as we are Texans in every respect. This visit we also shared a grilled shrimp dinner which was great, too. With a few $3 beers, we enjoyed our day for less than $40; still a great value, despite the increase in entrance fee from $8 to $12 since out last visit. Your first drink and snorkel gear is included with the entrance fee.
For the first time ever, it rained on our day in Coz, which was a minor annoyance, but with the covered patio, we were able to stay dry while we enjoyed the guac and shrimp between snorkeling sessions.
Quiet, laid back, no hassle, no loud obnoxious party atmosphere. Attentive and courteous, but not overbearing, wait staff. Loungers with umbrellas. Squeaky-clean restrooms. Just what we middle-aged snorkelers are looking for. Very nice place.
Thanks for a great time, Carmen. Again.
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