"Intimate, lovely, great cuisine"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 20, 2013
We chose Cocos Cabanas because we wanted to spend a few days in the Caribbean, away from the throngs of tourists. This is the place! With just a few rooms, you really feel you have the property to yourself!
The owners, Sylvia and Helmut, have a sweet operation here, and they work very hard to maintain it.
The bed was comfortable, the coved shower was a cool architectural feature, and our room faced the lovely swimming pool just in front of the hammocks.
The restaurant featured very inventive cuisine. It is not cheap, but well worth the cost. Breakfast is included: fresh baked croissants, juice, coffee, yogurt, fruit salad, and breakfast cereal, as well as fruit to-go. Pick up some bottled water in town.
The food will keep you from wanting to eat anywhere else. Try lobster pizza, ahi tuna tartar wraps, lobster dinner, caprese salad, bananas flambe.
The beach access is through an establishment that rent jet skis and does massage on the beach. The beach is rocky at the spot you enter, so you either veer right, where you can poach some fabulous private pier. No rocks at these beaches.
The rooms had a very salty mineral water from the bathroom,difficult to feel clean, soap doesn't really lather.
From Cancun airport take deluxe ADO buses, $12 per person, to Playa Del Carmen.
From there cross the street to a waiting queue of taxis, pay $15 for the ride back to Cocos.
We loved that the grounds are landscaped in impossibly beautiful details.