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Joyce Smith (2016-04-28) from Minden, Necada - United States

We stay at the Royal Haciendas in Playa del Carmen and found this jewel of a restaurant during a walk on the beach. We had an awesome pizza plus and order of coconut shrimp that came with a side order of Shrimp Alfredo. This pasta was fabulous! The staff who work there were very patient with our limited Spanish and all was ideal. Can't wait to visit them again next year

Joely Hug (2016-01-07) from Cranbrook - Canada

Loved it!! Best Pizza! Great Atmosphere overall! Very friendly .. . we were staying just down the beach at our beach house and found this restaurant after it was recommended to us by a guest staying at the Petit Laffite Hotel.. We ended up going 2 times and once for Xmas Dinner....................................... Miss it already !!! Best Wishes in 2016!!

Dennis (2015-11-11) from Colchester - United States

What a nice gem! Had the best pizza! Sylvia is the epitomy of graciousness, AND margarita's to die for!

P. Immelmann (2015-08-14) from Düsseldorf - Germany

Es war eine tolle dolle Zeit.Fine food und sehr gute Sonderbehandlung. danke Helmut. Gracias Silvya. Denke immer daran...kein Kuss muss (-;

S. Piderman (2015-08-13) from Montreal - Canada

Hola, I just wanted to say hello and thank you again for a wonderful time. it was my best holiday ever! The fish and balls from Helmut...hot and delicious...the Mixed drinks from Silvy...hot and delicious too...it was really familiar... xxx S.

Cathy Peterson (2015-06-11) from Lenexa KS - United States

We were in Cancun for 2 weeks recently and enjoyed a lovely surprise when friends took us to Coco's one evening for dinner. How quaint, friendly and welcoming! We enjoyed that evening so much that we booked a night in one of the villas the following week. Silvia, Helmut and Raphael could not have been more accommodating. We will definitely return to your little hamlet! Thank you for your warm hospitality. Cathy and Pete from Kansas City

Paula Bartelli (2015-05-18) from Brooklyn - United States

I love this place. The owners are lovely. Sylvia is so pleasant as well as Helmut. Though I had more interaction with Sylvia. I did not stay there, but I will the next time, but I ate there so many times during my 10 day stay in Playa Del Carmen. The food is delish, everything I ate was amazing, fresh - I just loved it. Pizza of course was simply amazing. I went on vacation by myself for my 50th and the people, who worked there, were so pleasant and gracious to me. I can't wait to go back, this time to stay. Probably for a month in one of their lovely Cabanas, which there were kind enough to show me.

David (2015-03-17) from La Mesa, CA - United States

From the reviews online, and Silvia's responsiveness to my emails, I was sure we would have a great time at Coco's Cabanas. But after spending a few nights there with my wife and mom, Silvia and Helmut's hospitality, the cabanas, the restaurant, and the overall ambiance of the place far exceeded our expectations. We are going back next year at least for a week. The place is beautiful, clean, peaceful, close to the beach, has a great restaurant for lunch and dinner (continental breakfast is free), and the staff is very friendly and helpful. After finding this place we have lost our desire to stay in big resorts. Thank you Silvia and Helmut for creating such a paradise in Playa.

Richard Rudnik (2015-02-23) from Houma - United States

We love this place. We came down for a wedding at one of the big posh resorts but opted for Coco's because it was more our style. None of the food at the big place came anywhere near the delicious cuisine at Coco's. Our cabana was charming and only 30 steps from the restaurant, pool and bar. The beach is a literal two-minute walk away. It's the only place we'll stay when we visit the area.

Mike and Kari Grimes (2015-01-02) from Inver Grove Heights - United States

Our Favorite Place This is it. Look no further. We have probably been to Coco's more than any other guests. I believe we are somewhere around trip #20. We love it and we will always come back at least once a year until there is no Coco's, which we hope never happens. Who we are? a 40 something couple from Minnesota. Why we continue to return over and over again? Because of this wonderful little place in Mexico we have found many years ago we get to be one of those couples that can say they found the perfect place, A hidden gem, that continues to impress year after year. The family that owns this is now like family to us. The food? Fabulous The rooms? Wonderful The staff? Very good. The area? Very safe. The owners? Professionals that know how to create a wonderful vacation for anyone staying there. They go out of their way to make sure you are happy. The chef? Yum...everything he has created has that extra something to make it unforgettable. The beach? a tiny little walk and there you are. It is wonderful, fairly quiet, great swimming area. If you are looking a very special place to call home while you are on vacation or holiday this is it. I get like a little kid on Christmas morning when I start planning our next trip. You can have breakfast in your bathing suit and flip flops, sliding into the pool or ocean right after. We could and have gone on and on about this place. Trust us - it is wonderful. If you are looking for some hoity toity resort with uptight people this is not for you. If you have more questions for us please email us at kari3230@aol.com. We will give you honest answers and real advice. ***Note - we are just guests that love this place and the family that owns it - we are not the owners, nor are we paid by the owners to say what we say in our review***

RETO & SANDRA WEBER (2014-05-16) from MENZIKEN DOWN TOWN - Switzerland

HI GUYS THANKS AGAIN FOR THE WONDERFUL STAY WE HAD AT COCOS CABANAS. IF YOU WANNA RELAX AND COME DOWN IT IS DEF THE PLACE TO GO ! VERY NICE BEACH, VERY GOOD FOOD AND DRINKS AND LOVELY PEOPLE. IF YOU WANNA PARTY YOU JUST TAKE A TAXI AND MAX 10 MINUTES LATER YOU WILL BE IN LOVELY PLAYA DEL CARMEN ! SO YOU CAN REALLY CHOOSE WHAT YOU WANT BUT PARADISE IS AT COCOS ! THE OWNERS SILVIA AND HELMUTH ARE DOING A GREAT JOB AND THE STAFFS AS WELL. FROM THE FIRST DAY YOU KIND OF BELONG TO THE FAMILY AND YOU FEEL AT HOME. DON'T MISS IT................... I MISS YOU CHEERS GUYS RETO

Jill (2014-03-18) from Muskegon - United States

I really can't say enough about this place! I had such a great time. The owners Helmut and Sylvia were so wonderful and they had a really great staff. Everyone there was very friendly and helpful. The food was so delicious that I really didn't want to eat anywhere else. My room was so cool and I really loved the atmosphere. This is exactly what I was looking for when I booked a room there. When I arrived, my towels were made into the shape of a swan. It was so beautiful there and I was able to relax and enjoy myself. I really liked that there were only 5 rooms, so it was like a private hideaway. I found it very interesting that people staying at all inclusive resorts came to eat at Cocos Cabanas when all of their meals were included at their hotels. I love everything about this place and would definitely recommend it to everyone I know. I would love to stay there again!

Graham & Louise Boardman (2014-03-01) from Ottawa - Canada

Just returned from our second trip to Cocos . Sylvia and Helmut do an awesome job .Sylvia with here freindly personality and Helmuts culinary expertise make this place perfect for relaxing . There have been some nice changes since we were there last year. Helmuts flexibility in changing his recipies to suit food allergies and tastes is really great . Tks Helmut . See you again next year . Louise and Graham .

H. Bloed (2013-09-19) from Hamburg - Germany

Best service and pizza. Fine beers and lecker schnaps. Wat waret schoen! Euer Hein

J.Barmettler (2013-06-29) from Sacramento - United States

We used to live right down the road from CocCo's Cabanas and would eat there every week. By far they have the best pizza in Playa del Carmen! Miss you guys and your dog too!

M. Myers (2013-06-06) from N.Y. - United States

Spent a wonderful evening at this quiet place with fine food and wonderful service. it was so special that i will return for sure, maybe round halloween. Looking forward to it, Michael

KARI GRIMES (2013-05-08) from Inver Grove Hights - United States

It’s May in Minnesota and I am here at my desk in a big fancy office building in Minneapolis. Where I would rather be is Coco’s. Whenever I day dream it takes me back to my favorite place. This quaint resort is by far the neatest, cleanest, friendliest place to have a relaxing vacation. My husband and I have been there almost 20 times over the years. We go back at least once a year and sometimes twice. We have several reviews on this site but know that we are not the owners, have not been paid by the owners for our reviews. We just simply love the place. It is wonderful, affordable, and adorable. You can take a dip in the pool that won’t be overrun with too many people. You can enjoy cocktails that have a kick. You can enjoy a meal of just about anything your appetite craves knowing it will be prepared with the freshest ingredients by a very skilled chef that adds just a hint of passion into everything he makes. You will be treated like family while you are there. Upon arrival it’s like you have been coming there for years. And for those that have been coming there for years, it will be like going home. Sincerely, Mike and Kari Grimes Inver Grove Heights MN

Irma izquierdo (2013-05-06) from Cancún - Mexico

Maravilloso lugar, cómodo y muy familiar, gracias por la atención y el servicio. Me la pasé excelente.

H. Potter (2013-04-04) from London - United Kingdom

A great holiday at the beach of Yucatan, a little paradise like Cocos Cabanas makes the dream perfect. You can`t find a better place in the world. Wake up and start the day with a smile of Silvia and end it with a cheese fondue of Helmut. I loved it! Even the "Specials" are special! Thanks for all of it... Harry

Genevieve Fernandez (2013-03-28) from Dorchester - United States

Sylvia, Helmut & Staff - Coco's Cabanas is amazing! From the service, accommodations, food, location, and not to mention the margaritas - everything is perfect! You have a knack for making your guests feel right at home. I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay to get away from the snow and rain that New England has to offer this time of year. Thank you so much for everything - can't wait to return!

D. Jango (2013-03-20) from Santa Esmeralda - Spain

La pura vida en la Casita de Cocos. El restaurante es muy bien, los cuartos igualmente. Los cocteles son muy rico. Try Helmuts fish!

Nils Holgerson (2013-03-18) from Christiania - Denmark

Dear team from Cocos Cabanas, thank you so much for the best holiday of my life. Only a few steps away from the carribean sea a refugium of peace, excellent food and bombastic drinks (thanks Silvia for the "special"). For sure I will come back some time. Neuken neuken in de keuken! (-; Salud! Yours, Nils

Graham & Louise (2013-03-05) from ottawa - Canada

We stayed with Sylvia and Helmut back in early February . This place is a little piece of heaven . Food is amazing , rooms are great , 2nd floor ocean view suite is idyllic . Beach is just steps away and quiet . The small pool is clean and inviting if you want a little shade from the midday sun . Sylvia & Helmut go out of there way to make you feel welcome and at home . Helmut had no problems and always accomodated my wifes meal request as she has certain food allergies and Helmut always came through for her . The wood fired pizzas are ..........well you gotta go and try them .... We will be back ....we promise . Tks Sylvia & Helmut and all the staff at Cocos . xoxox Louise & Graham .

Lasse Langstroem (2013-02-25) from Lönneberga - Sweden

Just stepped in from the beach at this little paradise to have a great pizza and a few margheritas, mixed by beautiful Sylvia. Chilling happy hours.Lecker poepkes haale! Kisses Lasse

Gustaaf Gans (2013-02-23) from Utrecht - Netherlands

A wonderful place with very friendly owners. the amazing caribbean sea only a step away. nice cabanas, very good food from the cock Helmut and spectacular drinks from Sylvie. Probeer de lekkere kaas fondue, en goie plaats ook om te plassen! Tot ziens,best wishes from Gustaaf

Earl and Shelley (2013-02-21) from Medicine Hat - Canada

We just returned from 11 days at Cocos. After doing the all inclusive thing the past few years we thought we would try somthing different, and all we can say is wow, what a surprise. Helmut and Sylvia have a little piece of paradise that we were lucky enough to find. Now we have a place we can can return to any time and be treated like family. The service is impeccable, the room very comfortable and spotless. Helmuts cooking is superb, everything is always perfectly prepared and very reasonable in cost. People come from all over to enjoy the pizzas cooked in the wood fired oven. The beach is just a few steps away and is not crowded like the all inclusives, when walking past those huge complexes you feel so lucky not to be one of the hundreds crammed onto the beach. We will deffinately be back and will tell all our friends and family that this is the place if you want to go to the Mayan area. Thank you Helmut and Sylvia for a great vacation, we miss you already.

Kevin Patterson (2013-02-18) from New York - United States

My friends and I stayed in a nearby resort during our recent vacation and happened into Coco's for lunch. We were so glad we did. The food was DELICIOUS. We went back everyday that we possibly could. It is such a hidden gem. I recommend the fish tacos, but really--everything that we had there was fresh and tasty. If I'm ever back in Playa del Carmen, I will be back to Coco's!

Jose Juan ("Speedy") Gonzales (2013-02-14) from Merida - Mexico

El mejor en Mexico. Habitaciones: bonita, Bebidas: rico, Comida: sabroso. Helmut y Silvia igualmente.... Hasta la proxima!

CARMEN AND KEITH BROOME (2013-02-11) from WENATCHEE - United States

Silvia and Helmut, We could not wait until we got back to the states to thank you for one of the most beautiful and romantic experience that we have ever had so instead I found wifi to thank you sooner! The food was amazing and our up grade night in the cabana suite was more than we could ask for. I'm so happy that my engagement happened at your place. Again your food was to die for and I can't wait to come back again next year. You both are the kindest people and it shows you truly care. Thank you again for the most wonderful time we could of had. You felt like family as well as the guests. Thank you, Carmen and Keith Broome Sent from my iPhone

Max Mustermann (2013-02-11) from Bad Nauheim - Germany

The last little paradise of Yucatan. We felt just like heaven. Silvia so friendly and Helmut a great cook. You must try his famous "One eyed snake"-this with a double Margharita!!! Prost grüßt Max

Mike and Kari Grimes (2013-02-08) from Inver Grove Heights, MN - United States

I am sitting here dreaming about my upcoming vacation at Coco's. We will head down south on Mar 16th for 8 nights of pure wonderful. I am in love with this place and the family that owns it. I am looking forward to being in the wonderful sun near the ocean, enjoying the hospitality of Helmut and Silvia. There is nothing better than being there. If you want an outstanding vacation in an out of the ordinary place book at Coco's. They truly are wonderful hosts in a very magical place. Everything about it is wonderful. Go, enjoy, and then go again.... We have been there so many times we have lost count. Kari Grimes

Amber Bishop (2013-01-17) from Gwelft, Ontario - Canada

What a chilled time at this wonderful place. Best dishes in mexico and drinks you dream of!! Helmut and Sylvia, thanks a lot for new expiriences like spiders in shoes and hot drinks in the pool round midnight-candlelighted ;-) kisses A.

Marilyn Poppins (2013-01-17) from London - United Kingdom

One more time THANK YOU so much for this relaxed and beautiful holiday. Great cock tails and food- miss so much the delicious (meat) balls from Helmut! Book this place, its the BEST! Kisses M.

sergej (2013-01-07) from Moskow - Russian Federation

The cocos cabanas are the best place to stay at yucatan. i had a very nice time at this beautiful location! even that helmut uses the pinas several times for his extra good pina colada doesnt matter because much alcohol is good! best wishes from moscow, till next time!

Frank Mayer (2013-01-07) from Frankfurt - Germany

Almost exactly four weeks have already passed since we left Silvia, Helmut and the rest of the crew at the Cocos Cabanas. We knew that work would keep us busy - and our movie about the Riviera Maya: the movie that will make Silvia the most famous actress in the world. Now that the movie is completed it is definitely time to leave a message here before sending it out to our hosts. We spent 3 weeks at the Cocos Cabanas and enjoyed every minute - even when Montezuma took revenge for whatever. This is the best place you can choose for your stay at Playa del Carmen. Yes, we believe it is different from the big resorts at the Riviera Maya. By fortune, it is! First of all, your are home away frome home. Right from the very first minute. Second, it is calm. If you want to make party - yes you can! But not the kind of 24h party you will experience in the all-inclusive-resorts in town! The cabanas are charming and simply wonderful. We know what we are talking about: we have been staying in (almost) each of them during our stay. The cabanas offer everything you will need. And if you are missing still something: Silvia, Helmut and the crew will let you get it! Yes, it is true: Cocos Cabanas are located quite far away from Playa del Carmen (or 'from town' - as Silvia would say). Appr. 6 km - this is great for most of your stay (e.g. the beach is not that crowded)'. But yes: we also wanted to have a little more party in the evening from time to time. Then you can have a beautiful 90-minutes walk on the beach. But in any case on your way back you have to take a taxi. That will cost you appr. MXP 140, but it is worth it. And you might be able to agree on special tariffs :-) Very quickly we agreed on going to town one day and staying for dinner at Cocos Cabanas the other day: Helmuts 'cuisine' made the decison easy - or difficult, if going out every second day is worth at all. His dishes are simply the best ones ever seen - and tasted. Be it prepared by the 'maître' himself or by Lalu! And no one would serve you better than Agustín! Cocos Cabanas: we'll be back! Thanks to all of you! We love you!

Derek and Monica (2012-12-27) from Richmond, VA - United States

Thank you Silvia and Helmut for a wonderful stay! Albeit short, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! The food at your restaurant was delicious, and Silvia made the BEST margaritas we have EVER had!!!! : ) We loved chatting at the bar and hanging out with Poncho too! We will certainly be back if our travels bring us your way.

David and Jodie Orth (2012-12-09) from Mount Vernon WA - United States

Silvia and Helmut. We just wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful 5 days we had with you guys. You hospitality was supurb. Your food was the best we had on our full trip. Your conversation was great. Your bungalows were comfortable. We can't think of enough nice things to say about you and your little out of the way paradise. We come to Mexico every year and will for sure come back to you. If you don't move to Switzerland. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Dave and Jodie

Michael and Kari Grimes (2012-11-25) from Inver Grove Heights, MN - United States

We have traveled to Coco's so many times we have lost count. It is truly our little oasis in this great big world. The hospitality is unmatched. The food is outstanding. The rooms are adorable. Most importantly this place helps us fall in love all over again every time we visit. Helmut and Silvia have created a magical place that is very close to our hearts. All I can say is go - you will love it.

Michelle Wright (2012-10-26) from Tucson, AZ - United States

We LOVE the Coco's Cabanas restaurant! We found them by accident a few years ago while we were hunting for a geocache, and now make it a must do every year! Helmut and Sylvia are the best! The food is great, reasonably priced, and the special touch of their dog makes it a must do! Great place!