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 western edge of the island of Holbox, 1.3 miles south west of Downtown Holbox, You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Punta Coco stands out from other beaches because it's the ideal location for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Other nearby beaches you'll come across in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean may be just as beautiful, but tend to be busier because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Be mindful that the area surrounding Punta Coco is highly urbanized, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North West coast of Holbox. It is near some interesting sites like Holbox Ecological Preserve, which is found three quarters of a mile away, and it is one of a few the area's interesting attractions.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed 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

Holbox is nearby and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the shore, Holbox is not far away, about one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Because the beach is in a pretty popular tourist area, it is not usually a great challenge to find a hotel close-by that suits you tastes. For guests hoping to get a place that's on or near the ocean, the table below lists 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


When you're starving for a midday meal, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the closest restaurants is Faro Viejo Restaurant. This restaurant has Mexican cuisine.

The following table lists nearby restaurant options.

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 isn't the only beach worth checking out in Holbox.

Another option worth considering is Holbox Beach, which is located one and a quarter miles to the northeast.

Maybe Punta Coco is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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