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.

Set in Cancun Beach Hotel Zone, Playa Langosta is on the East edge of Mexico. You might want even if you aren't staying very close. Travelers who'd like to avoid renting a car will find that Playa Langosta is a good choice for them. It's within walking distance of so many hotels and activities, and is right in the center of all the daytime activity.

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.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. On some days, it may be possible to order some food from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, 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.

Don't forget that the immediate vicinity around Playa Langosta is a bustling area, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Playa Langosta is on the East coast of Mexico. Teatro Cancun is situated a half mile to the west, and it is one of the favorite local destinations.

Some may feel that museums and beaches are an odd combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Museo Arqueológico de Cancún (one of the closest to Playa Langosta) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new side of Cancun's history.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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

Guests visiting Playa Langosta who are seeking further attractions will want to consider heading over to Cancun, since it's nearby and is a particularly bustling part of Cancun. From the coast, Cancun is about five and a half miles (eight and a half kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Guests seeking a place to stay close to the beach will find themselves in luck, as there are lots of accommodations to choose from nearby. You'll find the closest, most convenient lodging options by looking over those shown in the table that follows.

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, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is The Cove. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's not far off the beach at all.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed below.

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

Mexico has several beautiful beaches, so if Playa Langosta doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

If the exciting vibe at Playa Langosta is one of the features you love, consider also visiting Playa Paraiso, another location where you'll find fun and action. You'll find it six miles to the northeast. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Playa Linda is a location which doesn't see as many crowds. It is located only a short distance away.

You may also want to consider Playa Garrafon, which is located six miles to the northeast.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Cancun; then again, Playa Langosta is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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