Playa Langosta is one of the best beaches in the city of Cancun for children, a 100% family beach where literally everything is available: A pier where you can take the ferry to Isla Mujeres or more specifically, to go to the Garañón de Isla Mujeres park in Punta Sur, parking, showers, bathrooms, a playground for children, rental of lounge chairs, umbrellas, lifeguards and as if that were not enough, several local food.
Playa Langosta is located 1 km from Playa Linda and only 200 meters from Casa Maya beach. As such, this beach is located at km 5.5 of the hotel zone and in front of the famous art garden. Simply put, the location of this beach could not be much better than it is.
In the past, the beach was 100% local and did not have “all the services and facilities” that it has today. But as time went by and due to its importance as both a tourist icon and a local emblem, the space was fully enabled to become a 100% family place.
What can I find at Playa Langosta?
At Playa Langosta you can find the Calinda Bridge, the pirate ships, the scenic tower of Xcaret, the ferry to Isla Mujeres and even Playa Tortugas.
Of course, we are talking about what you can find 1 km away, but less than 1 km away you can find the art garden and a marina where you can rent yachts, jet skis, kayaks and paddle boards.
What are the facilities?
The beach is fully equipped with the following facilities for public use.
- Children’s playground
- Rental of umbrellas and lounge chairs
- Kayak rental
How to get to Playa Langosta?
This Cancun beach is located at km 5.5 of the hotel zone. Therefore, if you are between km 4, you can simply walk 1.5 km to get there or, if you are in Playa Tortugas you can also walk. But if you are in other parts of the hotel zone, it is best to take a public transportation bus to get here.
Another option is to take a private transfer or cab that can take you from your hotel to the beach and finally: If you are in downtown Cancun, then you will have to take a public transfer to the hotel zone.
Tips and Recommendations
To make your visit to this beach more enjoyable, don’t forget to follow our tips and recommendations:
- Arrive early: If you want to reach parking, then you have to arrive early to avoid any kind of inconvenience.
Bring your supplies: Although there are several places to buy food and drinks, they tend to have very high prices, so to avoid this, take your food and drinks with you.
Take care of your children: The beach as such is shallow, but there are areas where it begins to feel a little deeper than normal, so do not trust and take care of your children.
Take few: The beach is located at km 5.5 of the hotel zone and let’s say that at this point the trucks that go “down” to downtown Cancun are usually very crowded. Therefore, it will be very uncomfortable to travel if you carry a lot of things with you.
With these simple tips you will enjoy this beautiful beach in Cancun as you can’t even imagine.