Paradise Beach

Photo credit: © Andres Pascal

Set on the west coast of Cozumel, Paradise Beach is aptly named. Its tropical tranquility and unparalleled beauty makes this beach the place that vacation dreams of made of. Not only can you enjoy the beach on the beach, but just behind the fringe of coconut palms is a pool for those who feel more comfortable swimming in an enclosed environment.

Positioned on the southwestern coast of the island of Cozumel, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Seclusion and privacy are the features which most exemplify Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's beaches, but Paradise Beach offers those same relaxation qualities without sacrificing a fun and social atmosphere.

How to Access The Beach
Paradise Beach is located just off Rafael E. Melgar.

Amenities and Ambiance

There is no denying it, Paradise Beach is a stunner. The water that washes ashore is a bright almost neon blue, but very quickly becomes topaz before settling into the deep-water navy blue. As you sit ashore looking out over this color wonder, you'll find yourself anchored in soft powder white sand, as as you look to the left you will see a jetty stretching out into the sea.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the East coast of Cozumel; it will be near other attractions like Arte de Origen, which is one of the closest attractions.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Paradise Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Arte de Origen Art Gallery 6.9 mi. NNE Cozumel
Gallery Azul Art Gallery 9.8 mi. NE Cozumel
Cozumel Country Club Golf Course 12.6 mi. NE Cozumel

Cities and Towns

Paradise Beach tourists hoping to find further attractions should think about heading over to San Miguel, because it's nearby and is a particularly bustling part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. From Paradise Beach, San Miguel is a little ways off, maybe nine miles (14 kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Because the beach is located in a fairly touristed area, it typically isn't that difficult to find a hotel nearby that suits you tastes. For guests hoping to get a place that's near the water, the table that follows lists the closest accommodations to Paradise Beach.

Accommodations near Paradise Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Nachi Cocom Beach Club 0.3 mi. S Resort
Occidental Allegro Cozumel 0.5 mi. S Resort
Grand Cozumel by Occidental 0.9 mi. S Resort
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel 1.1 mi. N Resort
Reef Club Cozumel 1.2 mi. N Resort
Iberostar Cozumel 1.4 mi. S Resort
InterContinental Hotels Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa 5.7 mi. NNE Resort
El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel 7.0 mi. NNE Resort
Park Royal Cozumel 7.1 mi. NNE Resort
Casa del Mar Cozumel 7.2 mi. NNE Hotel


While the area surrounding Paradise Beach isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you're willing to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest places to eat is Mr. Sancho's Bar & Grill, which is less than a hundred yards to the northwest of it.

The table below lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Paradise Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Mr. Sancho's Bar & Grill (987) 871-9174 International, Mexican Very Casual 0.0 mi. NW
Nachi Cocom Restaurant (987) 857-1157 Caribbean Very Casual 0.3 mi. S

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Cozumel, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You might also enjoy Playa Uvas, situated a short taxi ride away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might enjoy people watching at Playa Mia. It's located a quarter mile to the south.

Another location you may want to try is Playa San Fransico, which is located three quarters of a mile to the north. Playa San Fransico is a gorgeous well-established beach, with many great coastal features vacationers are sure to fall in love with this sandy piece of paradise.

Maybe Paradise Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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