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.

Positioned in Cancun Beach Hotel Zone, Playa Langosta is on the East coast of Mexico. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Travelers who like to see and do as much as they can will like this beach due to its crowded, urban location. Actually, Playa Langosta would be great for guests staying in nearby hotels, and those who don't mind large groups of people.

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.

There is also a concession stand available. If available, you could also buy some food from one of the local vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. 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.

Since Playa Langosta can be found in a relatively urbanized region, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Playa Langosta is on the East coast of Mexico. It is near Teatro Cancun, which is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is among the local attractions.

If you want to learn more about the history of Cancun, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. The nearest historical attraction is Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin, which is a quick cab ride or walk from the beach.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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 tourists seeking other opportunities for exploration will want to consider making the trip to Cancun, which is nearby and is a particularly bustling part of Cancun. From the beach, Cancun is a car ride off, about five and a half miles (eight and a half kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Those seeking a room near the beach won't find it that difficult, as there are plenty of hotels to pick from in the area. You can find the closest booking options by perusing those listed below.

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


When you're starving for a midday meal, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. One of the nearest restaurants is The Cove. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's just a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

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

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Playa Langosta in Mexico.

If the exciting vibe at Playa Langosta is one of the features you love, consider checking out Playa Paraiso, a beach with a similar ambiance. You'll find it six miles to the northeast. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Playa Linda is a beach removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. It is located just a short distance away.

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

Cancun has so much to offer, so visiting Playa Langosta is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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