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  • Writer's pictureJyothi Vummiti

Playa Paraiso Beach, Tulum

Paraiso meaning "Paradise", this beach is truly a paradise on earth. One of the most stunning white sand beaches with beautiful turquoise waters on the Caribbean coastline of Mexico. Unlike some of the beaches in Playa Del Carmen, this one has a very relaxed vibe and our most favorite as well. 

Playa Paraiso beach, Mexico

Slightly disappointed that the beach access at Tulum ruins was closed off, we headed to Paraiso beach. The short road from the entrance of ruins to the beach was restricted to pedestrian and bike traffic only, so we had to take the longer route. It was still very easy to find with the help of GPS. We parked on the sandy street that opened up to the beach near Pancho Villa bar and grill

Signage pointing to different destinations / A mayan carving at the entrance of the beach

Entrance of the beach

What a great way to cool off and relax after touring Tulum Ruins in the open sun.

Coconut trees, palapas and the turquoise glory swashing gently on the shore, screams Caribbean.

Palapas at Pancho Villa bar and grill

Front view of Pancho Villa bar & grill / Spreading love by the hammocks

First thought that comes to mind on a beach vacation - Tacos! We had the most delicious shrimp and chicken tacos with the hottest green sauce from Pancho Villa bar and grill. And washed it all down with some refreshing sweet coconut water.

Shrimp Tacos and fresh coconut water

After having food, we relaxed on the hammocks tied to coconut trees on the shore, watching people sunbath and lounge on beach chairs, coconut trees swaying gently in the wind, and boats anchored in the beach floating on the clear waters.

Sunbathing / Motorboats anchored on the beach

Gear Used: We used Fuji X-T1 with 18-55mm lens. As a secondary camera Fuji X-70.

Useful Information:

Where to stay: We stayed just north of Playa del Carmen as it is a good center for multiple attractions in the surrounding. We stayed in Senses Riviera Maya by Artisan. Other best rated hotels in that area: Hotels in Playa del Carmen or Hotels in Tulum. Getting there: From Tulum ruins head back out onto highway 307 and head south. In 2km turn left on highway 15. At the huge signage at the end of the road take a sharp left. In 2km look for signs to the beach that turns right on a sandy road. Parking: Free. Things to see around: Tulum ruins, Muyil ruins and Sian Ka'an biosphere, Coba ruins. In your bag: Sunscreen, sunglasses, swimsuit, hat, plenty of water and a camera.

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