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.

Set on the island of Isla Mujeres, You might want regardless of whether you are staying nearby. If you can't wait to escape the stresses of city life, you'll appreciate that many of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's beaches are quiet and undisturbed. Then again, if you'd rather not visit an empty, untouched part of the coast, you're probably more likely to have fun at Playa Los Cocos, which is closer to all the 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.

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.

Remember to take into account that the region in which Playa Los Cocos is located is is a much-visited area, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Playa Los Cocos on the North West coast of Isla Mujeres. It is near Fisherman's Statue, which is situated a couple hundred yards to the southeast, and it is one of a few favorite local destinations.

History-focused attractions such as Isla Mujeres Cemetery are a great compliment to the natural beauty of Playa Los Cocos, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, without having to go too far from the beach.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are found 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

Guests visiting Playa Los Cocos who are seeking other opportunities for exploration might want to think about heading over to Isla Mujeres, since it's nearby and is a particularly bustling part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Since this beach is situated in a pretty popular tourist area, it typically isn't very tough to find a hotel nearby that suits you tastes. If you and your group are hoping to get a place that's on or near the water, the table that follows lists the options closest to Playa Los Cocos.

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


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is Chi Chi & Charlies Beach Club. The restaurant has Mexican food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table 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

Isla Mujeres has several beautiful beaches, and Playa Los Cocos is just one option.

If the active mood at Playa Los Cocos is what you're looking for, consider heading to Playa Paraiso, a spot with the same type of electricity. It is located three miles to the south-southeast. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, consider Playa Pancholo. It is located just a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Playa Pescador, located within a couple of miles.

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


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