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Playa Langosta

Take the kids for a swim or eat the local cuisine while you relax on the sandy shores of this picturesque beach.

A favorite beach for the local residents of Cancun, this tranquil stretch of coast retains much of Cancun’s pre-tourism charm. Relax in the sun on Playa Langosta’s warm sand, or join locals as they jump from the pier. Playa Langosta is steadily attracting more foreign visitors and is home to a number of excellent bars and restaurants. The water is safe and shallow, and as the beach gets few waves, it is an excellent spot for families.

On arrival, grab a cold drink from a street vendor and then stretch out your towel and relax. Choose a quiet, shaded spot at the far end of the beach, or immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the locals around the wharf. This is an excellent opportunity to enjoy Mexican-style beach culture, and to share a joke with the laid-back locals. 

The Caribbean waters here are calm and shallow, and remain warm year round. Playa Langosta is one of Cancun’s most family friendly beaches, as there are few boats and even fewer waves, meaning that even the youngest of children will have a great time splashing around. Jump on a ferry to the docks of the Dolphin Disovery theme park on Isla Mujeres for a chance to swim with dolphins.

When it is time for lunch, visit one of the many bars and traditional Mexican restaurants that line the foreshore. As the sun sets over Cancun, order up a cocktail and sample the freshly caught local seafood. 

Playa Langosta is situated on Boulevard Kukulkan, approximately four miles (six kilometers) from downtown Cancun. It is best reached by bus or taxi, and paid parking is available at the dock. As the beach is public, it is open all hours, and there is no entrance fee. Playa Langosta, like most beaches in Cancun, is best visited midweek to avoid the crowds.


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Real Inn Cancún

Real Inn Cancún

Km 5.5 Boulevard Kukulkán, Cancun
4.1
of 5, from 640 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Avenida Kukulkan, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Langosta Beach, Tortuga Beach, and Escenica Tower. Museum of Popular Mexican Art and Linda Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£55
Hotel Casa Maya

Hotel Casa Maya

Boulevard kukulcan km 5.5 zona hotelera, Cancun
3.8
of 5, from 242 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Avenida Kukulkan, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within a 15-minute walk of Langosta Beach, Escenica Tower, and Museum of Popular Mexican Art. Tortuga Beach and Linda Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£126
The Royal Cancun All Suites Resort

The Royal Cancun All Suites Resort

Kukulcan Boulevard Km 4.5 Hotel Zone, Cancun
4.4
of 5, from 886 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Avenida Kukulkan resort is within a 10-minute walk of Langosta Beach, Escenica Tower, and Museum of Popular Mexican Art. Linda Beach and Tortuga Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£243
The Royal Cancun All Suites Resort - All Inclusive

The Royal Cancun All Suites Resort - All Inclusive

Kukulcan Boulevard Km 4.5 Hotel Zone, Cancun
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Avenida Kukulkan, this resort is within a 10-minute walk of Langosta Beach, Escenica Tower, and Museum of Popular Mexican Art. Linda Beach and Tortuga Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£128
Oasis Palm All Inclusive

Oasis Palm All Inclusive

Boulevard Kukulcan Seccion C, Cancun
3.1
of 5, from 790 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This resort's spot on the north end of the island means calm water and gentle waves lapping over the white-sand beach; downtown is 4 km (less than 3 mi) away; 18-hole golf is 1 km (a half-mile) away.

£138
Occidental Costa Cancún All Inclusive

Occidental Costa Cancún All Inclusive

Blvd. Kukulcan Km 4.5, Cancun
3.8
of 5, from 1,026 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This Mediterranean-village-style resort lies on a calm-water beach between Cancún's downtown and the nightlife district near the convention center--each 3 miles away. The airport is within 5 miles.

£88
Aquamarina Beach Resort

Aquamarina Beach Resort

Blvd. Kukulcan Km 4.5, Cancun
3.2
of 5, from 67 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Avenida Kukulkan hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Museum of Popular Mexican Art and Linda Beach. Langosta Beach and Las Perlas Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£250
Temptation Cancun Resort - All Inclusive - Adults Only

Temptation Cancun Resort - All Inclusive - Adults Only

Boulevard Kukulcan Km 3.5, Cancun
3.9
of 5, from 22 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Avenida Kukulkan, this all-inclusive resort is within a 10-minute walk of Linda Beach, Museum of Popular Mexican Art, and Escenica Tower. Las Perlas Beach and Langosta Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).