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.

Situated on the northwestern side of the island of Isla Mujeres, You might want whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Playa Los Cocos is the type of destination where nearby hotel guests go to be among the crowds, and they may not know what to do first - it definitely isn't a quiet, private place to take a nap.

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, 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 Playa Los Cocos can be found inside an area commonly frequented by travelers, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Playa Los Cocos is on the North West coast of Isla Mujeres; the area hosts attractions such as Fisherman's Statue, which is a couple hundred yards to the southeast.

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, without having to go too far from the beach.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Los Cocos
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Fisherman's Statue Monument 0.1 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres Cemetery Historical Site 0.1 mi. E Isla Mujeres
Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.2 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
Ixchel Goddess Statue Monument 0.3 mi. E Isla Mujeres
Plaza Isla Mujeres Attraction 0.4 mi. E Isla Mujeres
El Farito Lighthouse 0.8 mi. S Isla Mujeres
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service 1.8 mi. SSE Isla Mujeres
Observation Tower Observation Tower 4.3 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
Punta Sur Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.5 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
Ekab Maya Ruin Historical Site 4.7 mi. SE Isla Mujeres

Cities and Towns

Playa Los Cocos visitors looking for other interesting places to see might want to consider checking out Isla Mujeres, which is in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Beach-goers looking to find a place to stay near the beach won't find it that difficult, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to pick from in the surrounding area. You can find the closest and most convenient lodging options by perusing what's listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Playa Los Cocos
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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
Poc-Na Hostel 0.3 mi. E Hostel
Hotel Francis Arlene 0.3 mi. E Hotel
Hotel Playa la Media Luna 0.3 mi. NE Hotel
Hotel Secreto 0.3 mi. ENE Hotel


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Playa Los Cocos; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest restaurants is Chi Chi & Charlies Beach Club. This restaurant serves Mexican food. They are also known for serving seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Playa Los Cocos
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction
Chi Chi & Charlies Beach Club ( 998 ) 877 04 91 Mexican 0.0 mi. NE Isla Mujeres
Kuxo's Beach Club -- -- 0.0 mi. WSW Isla Mujeres
Playa Sol Beach Club -- -- 0.1 mi. S Isla Mujeres
La Palapa Beach Club -- International 0.1 mi. NE Isla Mujeres
Chimbo's Beach Club -- -- 0.1 mi. NE Isla Mujeres
Color De Verano -- Café 0.1 mi. ESE Isla Mujeres
Jax -- International 0.1 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
Fredy's -- -- 0.2 mi. E Isla Mujeres
La Guadalupana -- -- 0.2 mi. E Isla Mujeres
Pizza Rock -- Italian 0.2 mi. E Isla Mujeres
Bamboo -- -- 0.2 mi. E Isla Mujeres
Seso Loco (998) 877-1446 International, Mexican 0.2 mi. E Isla Mujeres

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover on Isla Mujeres, of course, so Playa Los Cocos is just one of your options.

You may also want to try Playa Paraiso, which is generally a pretty popular beach. It is located three miles to the south-southeast. If you're looking for something a little more private, consider Playa Pancholo. You'll find it just a short distance away.

Another location you may want to try is Playa Pescador, which is located only a short distance away.

Of course, Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Playa Los Cocos is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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