Punta Coco

Located on the western edge of the island, Punta Coco is known as one of the best beaches on the island to witness the famed Isla Holbox sunsets.

Situated on the western side of the island of Holbox, 1.3 miles south west of Downtown Holbox, You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying very close. Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's beaches are pretty busy for the most part, however, Punta Coco is tamer than most, making it a good pick for those of you who'd like a less hectic scene, but one that's not completely empty.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Since Punta Coco can be located within an area that sees many visitors, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Punta Coco is on the North West coast of Holbox. It is close to Holbox Ecological Preserve, which is found three quarters of a mile to the southeast, and it is one of a number of attractions in the area.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Punta Coco
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Holbox Ecological Preserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.7 mi. SE Holbox
Central Plaza Park 1.3 mi. NE Holbox
Whale Shark Habitats Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.0 mi. NE Holbox
Birds Island Observation Tower Observation Tower 4.8 mi. E Birds Island

Cities and Towns

Punta Coco is very close to Holbox, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. The nearby town of Holbox is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Holbox is just up the road, roughly one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Because this beach is in a pretty touristed area, it usually isn't all that difficult to find the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. For guests wanting to get a place that's near the water, the table that follows shows the closest accommodations to Punta Coco.

Accommodations near Punta Coco
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Casa Blatha 0.5 mi. ENE Holbox Lodge
Hotel Zomay Holbox 1.0 mi. NE Holbox Cottages
Hotel Faro Viejo 1.0 mi. NE -- Hotel
Puerto Holbox 1.1 mi. NE Holbox Hotel
Holbox Dream 1.1 mi. NE Holbox Hotel
La Palapa Holbox 1.2 mi. NE -- Hotel
Villa Flamingos 1.2 mi. NE Holbox Cottages
Amaite Hotel & Spa 1.2 mi. NE Holbox Hotel
Hotel Arena 1.3 mi. NE Holbox Hotel
Hotel Casa Barbara 1.3 mi. ENE Holbox Hotel


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest restaurants is Faro Viejo Restaurant. This restaurant serves delicious Mexican food.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed below.

Restaurants near Punta Coco
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Faro Viejo Restaurant 52.984 87 52217 Mexican Informal 1.0 mi. NE
Le Jardin (984) 875-2331 French Very Casual 1.1 mi. NE
Casa Nostra Restaurant (998) 848-3849 Spanish Very Casual 1.2 mi. NE
Las Panchas (984) 120-8354 Mexican Very Casual 1.2 mi. NE
Amaite Restaurant (984) 875-2217 Mexican Very Casual 1.2 mi. NE
Viva Zapata (984) 875-2362 Mexican Very Casual 1.2 mi. NE
Cariocas Pizzas Holbox (984) 114-7101 Italian Very Casual -- --
D'Arny's (984) 875-2180 Mexican Very Casual -- --
Dona Rosita (984) 156-7284 Mexican Very Casual -- --
El Cafecito (984) 136-0232 International Very Casual -- --
El Sushi de Holbox (984) 179-0108 Japanese Informal -- --
La Chaya -- Caribbean Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Holbox has several beautiful beaches, and Punta Coco is just one option.

Another location you may want to try is Holbox Beach, located one and a quarter miles to the northeast.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Punta Coco is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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