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GPS: 19°10.399'N 104°39.575'W
Telephone: (281) 205-4100 (U.S.)
(335) 004-2686 (Mexico)

Email: Contactus@ecocabanas.com
Web: www.cococabanas.com
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CocoCabañas   More Photos
Welcome to CocoCabañas

Welcome to CocoCabañas, the elegantly rustic solar powered beachside bungalows located on México's stunning Central Pacific Coast, also know as the Costa Alegre (Happy Coast). The bungalows are situated directly on the pristine Playa de los Cocos (Coconut Beach) and one of the world's largest palm and banana groves on the Isla de Navidad peninsula. Our concept is to provide our guests with a comfortable, pleasure-filled and solar powered experience amidst the unspoiled Playa de los Cocos and the spectacular surrounding tropical panorama.

The unique bajareque (woven wood and adobe) building style and thatched roofs help keep the cabañas fresh and comfortable. There are ceiling fans upstairs for additional cooling if necessary. The Palm, Ocean, and Aztec Cabañas have furnished lower living level with sofa bed, upstairs loft with king size bed (or the option of two single beds) and featuring a giant bamboo window with fantastic ocean view, bathroom with plentiful hot water, porch and a hammock.

CocoCabañas is supported by an impressive solar power system, giving the entire inn a more than adequate supply of electricity and hot water. A strong breeze from the beach helps keep the cabañas cool day and night for a peaceful and hypnotic night's slumber to the music of ocean waves.

Rooms are equipped with power outlets and wireless Internet access while phone service is available in the bar restaurant area. (Due to our special solar power system, please remember to turn off all lights and fans when not in use, and to unplug your electronic devices after charging). Please note that the stairs are rustic and slightly steeper than normal, so guests with physical disabilities should request the SunMoon Cabaña. Due to the location and tranquility of CocoCabañas, bringing children under 14 may not be advisable.

Once you've relaxed enough in your hammock, come into our palapa bar and restaurant for ice-cold tropical drinks, fresh savory seafood and mouth watering Mexican cuisine. After dinner enjoy a moonlit walk on the beach, an oceanside fire, a nighttime swim and good times under the stars at Pachangas Mar Bar.

The Inn

Simply the ultimate experience in tranquil beach hut living! More like a bed and breakfast than a large hotel or resort, and the perfect juxtaposition of rustic style and solar technology, CocoCabañas is the answer for those seeking comfortable, elegant and off the beaten path accommodations on the Central Mexican Pacific Coast.

From our earthen covered woven wood walls, to our constructed wetland water treatment system, to the solar array, which powers the entire Inn, we have implemented creative and innovative ways to live and thrive amidst the rugged and precious natural environment that surrounds us.

CocoCabañas offers the guest a quaint and friendly atmosphere to enjoy their beach get away. The small size of the Inn allows for a more intimate experience and offers the chance to socialize with the friendly staff and other guests. In general expect an atmosphere and service similar to that of a bed and breakfast or small inn. With the wide variety of activities, adventures and tours available in the area, you always have plenty of options for excitement when you're not too busy relaxing, walking the beach, lounging by the pool, reading your favorite new novel, or dozing in your hammock.

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The Natural Surroundings

CocoCabañas is situated on the 22km long federally protected beach called Playa de Los Cocos (Coconut Beach). The beach is open ocean, with tremendous blue, green, and turquoise waves that sometimes reach up to a staggering 15 ft in height. Playa de los Cocos is a natural habitat for endangered sea turtles that come ashore and lay eggs (generally in the fall and winter months).

Dolphins and whales may also be spotted during migration periods. Many exotic birds such as egrets, roseate spoonbills and yellow tailed caciques reside in the immediate area. Tropical flora also abounds in the zone. Within a short bike ride, one will come upon immense palm, banana and mango groves. Plum trees, blue agave fields, watermelon patches and chili plantations dot the landscape of the Isla de Navidad peninsula.

CocoCabañas lies directly on an open ocean that receives substantial wind and sun. We have integrated our landscape into the natural context while creating a stunning compliment to the ocean, rocks, hills, and vegetation that form Isla de Navidad's remarkable environment. Rather than combat the elements, and due to our energy system, we maintain plant species such as cacti and agave which naturally thrive in these rugged conditions and which require little water and energy.

The ocean at Playa de los Cocos generates large and powerful waves that are impressive to view from your cabaña. The ocean sounds can be quite loud, and composes a music that must be experienced to believe. Sleeping at CocoCabañas is a truly phenomenal experience. However, due to the large waves and strong currents, this beach is not recommended for swimming, and your safest way to get wet and cool off is in the pool. Excellent beach swimming is just across the lagoon in Barra de Navidad.

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From the tomzap.com Visitors' Comments

We spent the afternoon at Coco's and had the best Coconut Shrimp ever. They serve it with a Chipotle mango sauce. Worth the drive there! They will be open all summer, they say.


I ate there the other day and we had a great meal. The flounder in their Tequila sauce was excellent. I had the Southwestern wrap - very good, and another time I had their Shrimp and Spinach Enchiladas - to die for!

Definitely worth the trip around for those that don't live around the corner - and the fresh ocean breeze is nice on a hot day.


The Coco Cabanas in Isla Navidad was amazing. We ate at the restaurant twice as it was right down the road from where we were staying. They also have 4 private cabanas that accomodate 4 people per cabana. It has to be one of the coolest places I have ever seen. The staff treat you like family and the atmosphere is truely relaxing. I recommend this place highly!


After searching the internet and several exploratory vacations/holidays to different holiday places we have, at last, found the nearest to our perfect holiday. Cococabanas (http://www.ecocabana.com/) overlooks the Pacific coast, just across the lagoon from Barra de Navidad, Mexico. We went for five days following a business trip to Guadalajara and were not entirely sure its ecological credentials were as its website claimed. However, this is the genuine thing: a compact village of just five cabanas, restaurant-bar and small swimming pool powered by a state of the art solar energy system, its own well and artificial purification reed bed right on the beach. We went with the hope of just relaxing and reading in exotic climes, a break from the damp Thames Valley in England. We got a lot more: miles of uninterrupted beaches to walk, whales to watch, the sound of rolling and crashing waves in our ears and a sense of being part of an expansive countryside. Our host Jeff (the eco-entrepeneur whose vision it was,) and his assistant Steve could not have been more helpful and friendly, creating a relaxed, informal atmosphere to complete the holiday experience with the help of good-natured staff Chayo and Arnoldo. Once we sort out our CO2 credits and finances we will be back for a perfect, carbon-neutral holiday!

Phil & Esmyr

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