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.

Located on the island of Isla Mujeres, You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. Travelers who prefer walking over driving to their next destination will probably like Playa Los Cocos. There are so many things to do in the area, as this beach isn't far from the center of the city's action.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Remember to take into account that the area surrounding Playa Los Cocos is rather congested, so show up early.

What's Nearby


Playa Los Cocos is on the North West coast of Isla Mujeres. It is close to Fisherman's Statue, which is located a couple hundred yards away, and it is among the attractions close-by.

Historical attractions like 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 venture too far from the coast.

If you can't wait to see as many of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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

Those visiting Playa Los Cocos who are seeking other interesting places to see will want to consider making the trip to Isla Mujeres, because it's in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Travelers looking for a place to stay near the beach won't find it very difficult, as there is no shortage of accommodations to pick from nearby. You'll find the closest hotel booking options by perusing what's shown 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


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you enjoy a meal at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without having to stray too far. One of the nearest restaurants is Chi Chi & Charlies Beach Club. The restaurant features Mexican cuisine. They are also known for serving seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a short distance away.

The table below lists dining options near this beach.

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

Of course, Playa Los Cocos is just one of many beaches you might like on Isla Mujeres.

Another location you might enjoy is Playa Paraiso, which is generally a pretty popular beach. You'll find it three miles to the south-southeast. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Playa Pancholo is a beach secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. It is located not far off the beach at all.

You may also want to consider Playa Pescador, which is located two and a half miles away.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, and Playa Los Cocos is just one of the many options.


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