Playa Langosta



Family-Friendly Favorite

Cancun may have a reputation as a major party zone, but a few hidden gems within the area attest to the resort city’s ever-increasing family-friendly appeal.

Playa Langosta, located near Boulevard Kukulcan and the Casa Maya Hotel, is one such place, and it draws parents and kids who can’t get enough of the clear, shallow waters.

Beat the Crowds

That Playa Langosta is a family hotspot is no secret to locals. They’ve been enjoying fun, sunny afternoons at this sandy stretch for a long time.

But be warned that on weekends, the area gets quite busy.

If you’re looking to stretch out and have a relaxing picnic while the kids build sand castles, it might be best to take your excursion during the week.

Nearby Nourishment

At some point, the alluring aromas of local cuisine will probably make their way to your nose from one of several restaurants along the stretch of Playa Langosta. Indulge in the flavors of Mexico, or try the beachfront Italian cafe.

Later in the afternoon, enjoy an adult beverage from Casa Maya Hotel, or score a snack from one of the friendly vendors rolling through.

To get past a mid-afternoon lull, liven things up with a game of volleyball or try a little offshore snorkeling.

Playa Langosta at a Glance


Country or State:Mexico

Length of Beach:.5 miles

Access:By car, by taxi, by bus

Best time to visit:May to August - best hotel rates

High Season:December to April

Low Season:May to November


  • Casa Maya Beach bar, nearby restaurants, vendors selling food and drinks
  • Lifeguards
  • No public restrooms

Beach Type:

  • Popular
  • White sand
  • Saltwater

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