Playa Langosta

Playa Langosta, Cancun: Address, Playa Langosta Reviews: 4.5/5

Playa Langosta
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Take the ferry from this beach to Isla Mujeres.
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AllanG
Mexico City, Mexico101 contributions
Quiet and calm
Jul 2021 • Family
Much needed vacation, even thought it was short and sweet got to spend some time in this beach.

Really quiet and lot a lot of people, not much to do but if want a quite time, I’d say this is it.
Written 21 July 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia9,679 contributions
Calmer north side beach
Jan 2021
Playa Langosta is on the northern side of the Cancun beachfront.
This side has less hotels than the central Zona Hoteliera and the sea here is much calmer with almost no waves.
The beach is public so you can see many locals with their families here spending their afternoon.
We used it for a couple of hours after visiting the close by Puerta Marina shopping mall.
Written 7 March 2021
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peter
8 contributions
bad
Oct 2020
a wise man once said "I don’t like sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating… and it gets everywhere." and i agree with him it is rough it is coarse and it gets everywhere so it ruined my entire trip i went here on the last day of my holiday and this sign ruined it.
Written 2 November 2020
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stephanie_bornhardt
Cancun, Mexico54 contributions
Public beach
Feb 2020 • Family
It’s nice, it it’s a public beach. The only nice thing are the Cancun colored letters to take pictures with family and/or friends. Beautiful, but if you go on weekend days, it will be filled with people making it hard to enjoy the view or the walk.
Written 23 February 2020
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Jessie K
26 contributions
Convenient
Feb 2020 • Family
We were staying at a hotel in the marina area this was one of the closest beaches to our location. Bathrooms are very clean. Sand area relatively small and water was only about 3 feet deep. Thought it was convenient beach but just for a dip.
Written 22 February 2020
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HOMOKINEET_89
Neunkirchen, Germany188 contributions
Great beach to visit (it's a free beach)
Feb 2020 • Couples
A really nice place to go when you are in Cancun. Most of the beaches are difficult to reach or you need to pay. But this one Langosta is a real nice one.

Go in the morning, there is a free parking space. And then you have free parking.
Written 15 February 2020
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bXc8
Brasilia, DF67 contributions
great beach for all the family
Nov 2019
This beach is very close to the Torre Escénica, on the northern side of the hotel strip. Almost no waves, great for kids and people afraid of the sea. The beach is clean and you can access it even if you are not staying in any of the hotels around.
Written 12 February 2020
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Randy T
Fort Worth, TX34 contributions
Awesome beach for families
Aug 2019
This is one of the only beaches we were able to go to while in Cancun. We are a family of 7 and our family loved it. It wasn't too crowded and we had a wonderful time. Highly recommended!

Esta fue una de las unicas playas que fuimos en Cancun. Somos una familia de 7 y nos encanto! No hubo demasiadas personas y nos gusto mucho. Altamente recomendada esta playa.
Written 24 October 2019
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CathySimms
Monmouth, UK76 contributions
Not 5* shabby resort with con men waiters at the Casa Maya
Sep 2019 • Couples
We visited this beach after finding the 5* reviews on trip adviser. We were staying in a luxury 5* hotel with a beautiful white beach but sadly also sargassum that made swimming in the sea impossible.

We paid for a taxi and had high expectations due to the reviews but were badly disappointed.

What we found was a scruffy beach in a rough area with mainly cheap plastic chairs and tables. We walked further down and found a basic 3* resort namely the Casa Maya hotel. We were told by the waiter Enrique that we could pay $15 dollars each for basic sun beds and a parasol and that we could have food and drinks to the same value.

We normally would have found somewhere else as this looked scruffy and uncomfortable but were stranded there without any transport. We decided to stay and when we paid the waiter Enrique, he then upped the price due to the “exchange rate” think he added his own commission!

There was a menu for food that wasn’t appealing but no drinks menu, so we asked him the cost and he advised the cocktails were all the same price, but could have what we wanted.

We didn’t stay long as this was uncomfortable, unclean and there were also almost constant people selling stuff. We went in the sea and had two rounds of drinks, carefully calculating the costs that would be included in what we had already paid and inclusive.

When we finished these drinks we slowly felt and made our way back to the car park to order a taxi to collect us. However we were stopped by 2 security guards running after us and shouting at us. We immediately stopped and was concerned as they had raised the alarm and all the people on the beach were then watching us like we were criminals.

They said that we had not paid for our drinks, that we denied and told them it was all inclusive. The hotel waiter then come running up and said we had not paid. I told him we had paid and went through the prices with him as he had advised us and showed him that we didn’t actually owe anything.

This waiter Enrique then looked sheepishly and told us that actually the last cocktail I had cost $5 more. I told him that if that was the case he should have told us that and I asked why there were no drinks prices or menus that he couldn’t answer.

Enrique tried to get us to go back to the resort and with the security staff, hotel management and all the locals watching this was highly embarrassing. We gave him the 5$ and walked away, he didn’t look impressed as we didn’t tip him!

This distressing event spoilt our holiday, if you are staying at one of the luxury 5* resorts in Cancun don’t go here expecting 5* luxury as it’s shabby, uncomfortable with waiters that make up the prices as they go along to no double line their own pockets.

Just dreadful!!!
Written 14 September 2019
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Jarmos
Palos Heights, IL72 contributions
Nice Public Beach with Little Sargasso
Aug 2019
Playa Langosta - where the ferry to Isla Mujeres docks - is a nice public beach. The sand bar goes out far into the ocean, making it perfect for small children. There's also very little sargasso in the water or on the beach - we were told they clean the beach daily. There are rest rooms, free fresh water showers, (paid) lockers and places to buy food and drinks there. A nice place to chill out for a day or afternoon.
Written 11 August 2019
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