Playa Lancheros

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Playa Lancheros is a small beach on the southwest coast of Isla Mujeres, best known for a seafood restaurant of the same name that is set on the beach. Meal times is when the crowds come in, so vacationers looking for a secluded each-going experience can find it here early in the morning and in the middle of the afternoon.

Set near the center of the island of Isla Mujeres, Playa Lancheros is on the South coast of the island, You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Though planning a vacation means you'll make lots of choices, choosing a beach that suits your family could be one of the most important. Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean is full of fun options, like Playa Lancheros.

How to Access The Beach
Playa Lancheros is set just off Rueda Medina.

Amenities and Ambiance

Playa Lancheros has a number of attributes. The shore is fringed by palm trees, souvenir stands, and bars, while right in the thick of the rather gravely sand are lines of beach chairs. Off to one side is a small pen filled with nurse sharks where guests are welcome to swim for $1(USD) per person. Out at sea, visitors will find calm emerald green waters.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Since Playa Lancheros is found inside a commonly visited area, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Playa Lancheros is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the South coast of Isla Mujeres; the area is home to other attractions such as Observation Tower, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

If you're intrigued by Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's history, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. For instance, nearby is Ekab Maya Ruin, which is one and a quarter miles to the southeast.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Lancheros
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Observation Tower Observation Tower 0.8 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
Punta Sur Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.1 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
Ekab Maya Ruin Historical Site 1.2 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service 1.7 mi. NW Isla Mujeres
El Farito Lighthouse 2.7 mi. NW Isla Mujeres
Plaza Isla Mujeres Attraction 3.2 mi. NNW Isla Mujeres
Ixchel Goddess Statue Monument 3.3 mi. NNW Isla Mujeres
Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.4 mi. NNW Isla Mujeres
Fisherman's Statue Monument 3.4 mi. NNW Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres Cemetery Historical Site 3.4 mi. NNW Isla Mujeres

Cities and Towns

Playa Lancheros guests hoping to find other interesting places to see should think about heading over to Isla Mujeres, because it's in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may see visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Visitors trying to find a hotel room close to the beach shouldn't find it very tough, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to choose from in the area. Find the closest, most convenient lodging options by perusing those listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Playa Lancheros
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Maria's Kan Kin 0.3 mi. SE Hotel
Casa De Los Suenos Resort And Spa 0.4 mi. SE Resort
Velavento Hotel & Beach Club -- -- Hotel
Hotel Garrafon de Castilla 0.7 mi. SE Hotel
Unika Unique Hideaway 1.1 mi. SE Resort
Hi-Na-Ha Beach Resort 1.3 mi. NW Hotel
Villa La Bella 1.4 mi. N B & B
Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun 1.6 mi. NW Hotel
Puerto Isla Mujeres Resort and Yacht Club 1.7 mi. NNW Hotel
Casa Ixchel Hotel 1.9 mi. NNW Hotel


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest places to eat is Casa O'S. The restaurant serves International food. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's not far off the beach at all.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed below.

Restaurants near Playa Lancheros
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Casa O'S (998) 888-0170 International -- 0.3 mi. SE
Playa Lancheros Beach Club -- -- -- 0.3 mi. NW
Almar Lounge -- Asian, Fusion, Mexican -- 0.4 mi. SE
Playa Paraiso Beach Club -- -- -- 0.4 mi. NW
El Pueblito -- -- -- 0.7 mi. SE
Hunic -- -- -- 0.8 mi. NW
Playa Tiburon -- -- -- 0.8 mi. NW
Playa Mexico Beach Club -- -- -- 0.9 mi. NW
Azul De Fox -- -- -- 0.9 mi. N
Medina Taco's -- Mexican -- 0.9 mi. N
El Veradero De Oscar -- -- -- 1.2 mi. NNW
Zama Yacht and Beach Club +52 (998) 877 07 39 -- -- 1.2 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Playa Lancheros.

You might also want to visit Playa Garrafon, which is located within a couple of miles.

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


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