Playa Los Cocos

For its picturesque views and quiet nature, Playa Los Cocos is often considered to be one of the best beaches on the tiny island of Isla Mujeres. Do not expect to participate in any extreme watersports here, however. The waters are much to calm, and even body surfing is near impossible. This does mean that families with young swimmers will find this beach to be the perfect setting for them.

Positioned on the island of Isla Mujeres, You might want even if you aren't staying nearby. Those vacationers who enjoy attractions that are right in the middle of it all may never want to leave Playa Los Cocos.

How to Access The Beach
Playa Los Cocos is set at the north end of Ruenda Medina.

Amenities and Ambiance

The flat, lukewarm water of Playa Los Cocos recommend the beach to visitors who prefer swimming and snorkeling over water sports. From shore, which is covered in soft white sand and fringed with palm trees, the view of the sea is of a plate glass with the occasional ripple in mesmerizing blue green tones. Just sitting on a beach towel and staring out at the endless sea is a popular pastime here.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Bear in mind that the immediate vicinity around Playa Los Cocos is a bustling area, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North West coast of Isla Mujeres. It is near Fisherman's Statue, which is located a couple hundred yards to the southeast, and it is among the area's attractions.

Historic attractions, including Isla Mujeres Cemetery, offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Playa Los Cocos, and allow visitors to learn more about Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, if you are interested in exploring.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Los Cocos
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Fisherman's Statue Monument 0.1 SE Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres Cemetery Historical Site 0.1 E Isla Mujeres
Ixchel Goddess Statue Monument 0.3 E Isla Mujeres
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service 1.8 SSE Isla Mujeres
Punta Sur Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.5 SE Isla Mujeres

Cities and Towns

Playa Los Cocos is very close to Isla Mujeres, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Tourists at Playa Los Cocos who are looking for other interesting places to see will want to consider going to Isla Mujeres, which is not far away and is an area full of activity.


How many other people you encounter at Playa Los Cocos will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Visitors hoping to find a place to stay near Playa Los Cocos won't find it very difficult, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to pick from in the area. You can find the closest, most convenient lodging options by looking over what's listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Playa Los Cocos
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Puerta Al Mar -- -- Villa complex
Ixchel Beach Hotel 0.1 mi. NE Hotel
Privilege Aluxes 0.1 mi. E Hotel
Cabanas Maria del Mar 0.2 mi. NE Hotel
Posada del Mar 0.2 mi. ESE Hotel
Hotel Plaza Almendros 0.2 mi. E Hotel
Na Balam Beach Hotel 0.3 mi. NE Hotel
Hotel Belmar 0.3 mi. E Hotel
Poc-Na Hostel 0.3 mi. E Hostel
Hotel Playa la Media Luna 0.3 mi. NE Hotel


If during your visit you start getting hungry, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. One of the nearest restaurants is Chi Chi & Charlies Beach Club. This restaurant features Mexican cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a short distance away.

Nearby dining options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Playa Los Cocos
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction
Chi Chi & Charlies Beach Club (998) 865-4225 Mexican 0.0 mi. NE Isla Mujeres
La Palapa Beach Club (322) 222-5225 International 0.1 mi. NE Isla Mujeres
Chimbo's Beach Club -- -- 0.1 mi. NE Isla Mujeres
Fredy's (998) 877-1339 -- 0.2 mi. E Isla Mujeres
Pizza Rock -- Italian 0.2 mi. E Isla Mujeres
Seso Loco (998) 877-1446 International, Mexican 0.2 mi. E Isla Mujeres
Angelo (998) 877-1273 Italian 0.2 mi. E Isla Mujeres
Chiles Locos (336) 5871-4270 Mexican 0.2 mi. E Isla Mujeres
Pinguino's (998) 877-0044 Mexican 0.2 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
Alexia Y Geovanny (998) 215-1076 -- 0.2 mi. E Isla Mujeres
La Fuente de Yassi -- Snackbar 0.2 mi. E Isla Mujeres
Elements Of The Island Cafe (998) 274-0098 Swiss 0.2 mi. E Isla Mujeres

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach on Isla Mujeres will have lots of options besides Playa Los Cocos.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Playa Los Cocos is one of the features you love, think about checking out Playa Paraiso, a spot with the same type of electricity. You'll find it three miles to the south-southeast. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, Playa Pancholo could be a good option for you. It is located not far off the beach at all.

Vacationers may also want to visit Playa Pescador, which is located only a short distance away.

While Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean has many alluring attractions, Playa Los Cocos is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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