Playa Paraiso

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Playa Paraiso is located on the west coast of Cozumel. While none of the beaches on this island are ever really crowded, Playa Paraiso is especially sleepy, making it a great place to lay out a beach blanket and relax.

Positioned on the island of Isla Mujeres, You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities should give Playa Paraiso a try. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it's not totally devoid of people either.

How to Access The Beach

Playa Paraiso is located down a sandy road through a separation in tree groupings off Captain Dulce Road.

Amenities and Ambiance

Playa Pataiso is located adjacent to a hotel property, and backed by a thick growth of trees. The sand is bright white and dotted with palm trees, while the water is deep emerald green.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Be mindful that the area surrounding Playa Paraiso is a popular spot, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


Playa Paraiso is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the South coast of Isla Mujeres. It is near Dolphin Discovery, which is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of a number of favorite destinations in the area.

If you're intrigued by Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's history, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For instance, nearby is Ekab Maya Ruin, which is a quick cab ride or walk from the beach.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Paraiso
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service 1.1 mi. NW Isla Mujeres
Observation Tower Observation Tower 1.4 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
Punta Sur Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.7 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
Ekab Maya Ruin Historical Site 1.8 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
El Farito Lighthouse 2.1 mi. NW Isla Mujeres
Plaza Isla Mujeres Attraction 2.6 mi. NNW Isla Mujeres
Ixchel Goddess Statue Monument 2.8 mi. NNW Isla Mujeres
Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.8 mi. NNW Isla Mujeres
Fisherman's Statue Monument 2.8 mi. NNW Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres Cemetery Historical Site 2.9 mi. NNW Isla Mujeres

Cities and Towns

Playa Paraiso visitors looking for further attractions might want to think about checking out Isla Mujeres, because it's close-by and is an area full of activity.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is located in a pretty popular vacation area, it typically isn't all that tough to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. For vacationers hoping to find a place that's near the water, the table below lists the accommodation options closest to Playa Paraiso.

Accommodations near Playa Paraiso
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Velavento Hotel & Beach Club -- -- Hotel
Hi-Na-Ha Beach Resort 0.7 mi. NW Hotel
Maria's Kan Kin 0.9 mi. SE Hotel
Villa La Bella 0.9 mi. N B & B
Casa De Los Suenos Resort And Spa 1.0 mi. SE Resort
Zoëtry Villa Rolandi 1.0 mi. NW Hotel
Puerto Isla Mujeres Resort and Yacht Club 1.1 mi. NNW Hotel
Hotel Garrafon de Castilla 1.3 mi. SE Hotel
Casa Ixchel Hotel 1.4 mi. N Hotel
Unika Unique Hideaway 1.7 mi. SE Resort


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the closest restaurants is Playa Paraiso Beach Club. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a little ways away.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Playa Paraiso
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction
Playa Paraiso Beach Club -- -- 0.2 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
Hunic -- -- 0.2 mi. NW Isla Mujeres
Playa Tiburon -- -- 0.2 mi. NW Isla Mujeres
Playa Mexico Beach Club -- -- 0.3 mi. NW Isla Mujeres
Playa Lancheros Beach Club -- -- 0.3 mi. SE --
Medina Taco's -- Mexican 0.5 mi. NE Isla Mujeres
Azul De Fox -- -- 0.5 mi. NE Isla Mujeres
El Veradero De Oscar -- -- 0.6 mi. N Isla Mujeres
Casa O'S (998) 888-0170 International 0.9 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
Almar Lounge -- Asian, Fusion, Mexican 1.0 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
Le Metissage (998) 877-0700 French, Fusion, Mexican 1.0 mi. NW Isla Mujeres
Casa Rolandi (998) 877-0700 International, Italian, Swiss 1.0 mi. NW Isla Mujeres

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Isla Mujeres, so if Playa Paraiso doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another location you might enjoy is Playa Tiburon, situated just a little ways away. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Playa Norte offers more action, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. You'll find it eight miles to the northwest.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Playa Pescador, which is located only a short distance away.

Perhaps Playa Paraiso is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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