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 edge of the island of Cozumel, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Many of the beaches in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are quiet and secluded, but at Paradise Beach, you'll find the same sense of serenity, without having to be too far removed from the city's activity.

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.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Paradise Beach on the East coast of Cozumel; this area boasts other attractions such as Arte de Origen, which is one of the closest attractions.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

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 is near San Miguel, so walking the city is a definite option. Tourists at Paradise Beach who are seeking other interesting places to see should think about making the trip to San Miguel, because it's nearby and is a particularly busy area of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. From Paradise Beach, San Miguel is located roughly nine miles (14 kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Because this beach is in a relatively popular vacation spot, it is not typically all that tough to find a hotel nearby that's to your taste. For guests wanting to book a place that's on or near the water, the table that follows shows the options closest 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 there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you are willing to venture a little out of the way. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Mr. Sancho's Bar & Grill, which is just a little ways away.

The following table 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

Cozumel has many nice beaches, so Paradise Beach is not your only option.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Playa Uvas, situated a brief car or taxi trip away. Others might prefer Playa Mia, which could provide more action, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. It's found a quarter mile to the south.

Vacationers may also want to visit 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.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Paradise Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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