Playa Langosta

Playa Langosta beach is accessible to the public, and offers a number of services for beach patrons, including a center for watersports. The wealth of amenities make it easy for everyone to enjoy the sand, sun, and surf.

Located on the northern outskirts of Cancun Beach Hotel Zone, Playa Langosta is on the East edge of Mexico. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Playa Langosta is the sort of hot spot where tourists head for a lively outing, and there is plenty of beach action to keep them busy - let's just say this beach's location isn't a secret.

How to Access The Beach
Playa Langosta is located on the north end of Cancun's main hotel drag on Kulkulkan Boulevard R Km 5.

Amenities and Ambiance

Playa Langosta is one of the finest areas around for swimming in the cool, refreshing waters which are roped off for protection. The beachfaces beautiful Bahia de Mujeres and features a dock.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to try local specialties from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. The Playa Langosta beach has one of the most popular wharves on the strip. It is also a common stop for many cruise ship passengers, who come ashore to enjoy shopping, restaurants, and much more.

Be mindful that the region in which Playa Langosta is located is an urban area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Playa Langosta is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the East coast of Mexico. Teatro Cancun is seen a half mile away, and it is one of a number of attractions close-by.

If you want to learn more about the history of Cancun, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin, which is reachable on foot or by taking a taxi from the beach.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Langosta
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Teatro Cancun Dinner Show and Theater 0.5 mi. W --
Playboy Club Cancun Casino 1.1 mi. ESE --
Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok Golf Course 1.6 mi. SE --
Museo Arqueológico de Cancún Museum 2.6 mi. ESE --
Bull Ring Sporting Event Venue 2.6 mi. W --
Delphinus Dolphin Swim Dolphin Encounter Service 2.6 mi. E --
Interactive Aquarium Cancun Aquarium 2.7 mi. SSE --
Dubai Palace Casino Slot Machine Arcade 2.7 mi. W --
Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin Historical Site 2.7 mi. SSE --
Recorcholis Arcade Gambling Arcade 2.7 mi. W --
Casino Palace Bingo Parlor 2.8 mi. W --
Puerto Cancun Golf Course Golf Course 3.0 mi. NW --

Cities and Towns

Playa Langosta is in the Cancun area, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Guests visiting Playa Langosta who are looking for other opportunities for exploration will want to think about going to Cancun, since it's close-by and is a particularly bustling part of Cancun. From Playa Langosta, Cancun is found maybe five and a half miles (eight and a half kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Since the beach is in a relatively popular vacation destination, it shouldn't be all that difficult to find a hotel nearby that's to your taste. If you're hoping to find a place that's on or near the water, the table that follows shows the accommodation options closest to Playa Langosta.

Accommodations near Playa Langosta
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Casa Maya 0.1 mi. E Hotel
Royal Resorts - The Royal Cancun 0.2 mi. WSW Resort
Hotel Be Live Palm Beach 0.3 mi. W Resort
Oasis Palm Beach 0.3 mi. W Resort
Riu Caribe 0.5 mi. E Resort
Gran Caribe Real Resort and Suites 0.5 mi. W Resort
Barcelo Costa Cancun 0.5 mi. W Resort
Cancun Sunset Lagoon Hotel & Marina 0.5 mi. ESE Resort
Aquamarina Beach Hotel 0.6 mi. W Hotel
Elan Resort And Spa All Inclusive 0.6 mi. W Resort


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to walk to an area restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest restaurants is The Cove. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's only a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Playa Langosta
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Cove -- -- -- 0.1 mi. E
Dolcimente Pompeii -- -- -- 0.3 mi. E
Cap't Charlies -- -- -- 0.4 mi. ESE
Fat Tuesday -- -- -- 0.4 mi. W
Mexicano Bar -- -- -- 0.4 mi. W
Correo Espanol -- -- -- 0.5 mi. W
Pearls Restaurant (998) 849-4606 Mexican Informal 0.6 mi. W
Restaurante La Palapa (998) 849-4606 Caribbean Informal 0.6 mi. W
La Bagueteria -- -- -- 0.6 mi. W
Rio Churrascaria -- -- -- 0.7 mi. W
Coco's Cozumel (529) 872-0241 American, Mexican -- 0.8 mi. WNW
Playa Tortugas: Paradise -- -- -- 0.9 mi. ESE

Other Beaches

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices in Mexico besides Playa Langosta.

If the exciting vibe at Playa Langosta is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider checking out Playa Paraiso, a spot with the same type of electricity. It is located six miles to the northeast. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Playa Linda is a location removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Another option worth considering is Playa Garrafon, which is located six miles to the northeast.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Cancun, so visiting Playa Langosta is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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