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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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Temptation Cancun Resort - All Inclusive- Adults Only NT$5,508
Temptation Cancun Resort - All Inclusive- Adults Only

Temptation Cancun Resort - All Inclusive- Adults Only

Boulevard Kukulcan Km 3.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera property is within 1 mi (2 km) of Las Perlas Beach, Turtle Beach, and Langosta Beach. Tortuga Beach and Cancun Golf Club at Pok Ta Pok are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Riu Palace Peninsula All Inclusive
    Riu Palace Peninsula All Inclusive

    Riu Palace Peninsula All Inclusive

    Blvd Kukulkan, Km 5.5 Lote 6-C, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Zona Hotelera, this beachfront property is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Langosta Beach and Tortuga Beach. Cancun Golf Club at Pok Ta Pok and Turtle Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      Riu Caribe All Inclusive
      Riu Caribe All Inclusive

      Riu Caribe All Inclusive

      Blvd. Kukulcan, Km 5.5, Lote 6-C, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Zona Hotelera, this beachfront property is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Langosta Beach and Tortuga Beach. Cancun Golf Club at Pok Ta Pok and Turtle Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        The Royal Cancun All Villas Resort NT$4,598
        The Royal Cancun All Villas Resort

        The Royal Cancun All Villas Resort

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

          Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera resort is within a 15-minute walk of Langosta Beach and Turtle Beach. Tortuga Beach and Cancun Convention Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          The Royal Cancun All Suites Resort - All Inclusive
          The Royal Cancun All Suites Resort - All Inclusive

          The Royal Cancun All Suites Resort - All Inclusive

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

            Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera property is within a 5-minute walk of Jardín del Arte and Langosta Beach. Tortuga Beach and Turtle Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

            Cancun Bay Resort - All Inclusive NT$2,843
            Cancun Bay Resort - All Inclusive

            Cancun Bay Resort - All Inclusive

            Boulevard Kukulkan KM 3.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Zona Hotelera, this beachfront property is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Las Perlas Beach, Turtle Beach, and Langosta Beach. Tortuga Beach and Cancun Golf Club at Pok Ta Pok are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Oasis Palm All Inclusive NT$4,269
              Oasis Palm All Inclusive

              Oasis Palm All Inclusive

              Boulevard Kukulcan Seccion C, Lote 1 Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera property is within a 10-minute walk of Escenica Tower, Langosta Beach, and Turtle Beach. Tortuga Beach and Cancun Convention Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Hotel Casa Maya NT$2,128
                Hotel Casa Maya

                Hotel Casa Maya

                Boulevard kukulcan km 5.5 zona hotelera, Cancun, QROO
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Zona Hotelera, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within a 15-minute walk of Langosta Beach and Tortuga Beach. Turtle Beach and Cancun Golf Club at Pok Ta Pok are also within 2 mi (3 km).