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.

Located on the island of Holbox, 1.3 miles south west of Downtown Holbox, You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's beaches are pretty busy for the most part, however, Punta Coco is tamer than most, which offers some middle ground to those who want to stay away from big crowds, but still get the most out of their beach visit.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Don't forget that the region in which Punta Coco is located is highly urbanized, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

Punta Coco is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North West coast of Holbox; it will be near other attractions like Holbox Ecological Preserve, which is not very far away, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

If a visit to the Punta Coco isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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

Not far away you'll find Holbox, a town which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From Punta Coco, Holbox is a fairly short distance away, maybe one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Punta Coco will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Because the beach is in a fairly popular vacation area, it usually isn't much of a challenge to find just the right type of hotel close-by. If you and your group are hoping to get a place that's on or near the water, the table below shows the accommodations closest 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

Food

Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's specialty dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the closest places to eat is Faro Viejo Restaurant. This restaurant features Mexican food.

Nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

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

Punta Coco is just one of many beaches you can visit in Holbox.

Another option worth considering is Holbox Beach, located only a short distance away.

Maybe Punta Coco is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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