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 southern side of the island of Isla Mujeres, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Those of you who might prefer a beach that's a little less crowded, but still fun and active, may really like a visit to Playa Paraiso. It's not one of the beaches that's always brimming with visitors, 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, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Since Playa Paraiso will be found inside a tourist hotspot, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South coast of Isla Mujeres. Dolphin Discovery is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of a few local attractions.

If you want more information on the history of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. One attraction of this sort is Ekab Maya Ruin, which is a mile and a half to the southeast.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Paraiso
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service 1.1 mi. NW Isla Mujeres
Punta Sur Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.7 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
Ekab Maya Ruin Historical Site 1.8 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
Ixchel Goddess Statue Monument 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

Tourists at Playa Paraiso who are looking for other interesting places to see will want to think about heading over to Isla Mujeres, because it's close-by and is an especially active area of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Those trying to find a place to stay close to the beach shouldn't find it that tough, as there are lots of hotels to pick from in the vicinity. You'll find the closest, most convenient booking options by viewing what's listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Playa Paraiso
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Velavento Beach Club 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 Isla Mujeres Cancun 1.0 mi. NW Hotel
Raintree's Villa Vera Isla Mujeres -- -- Villa complex
Puerto Isla Mujeres Resort and Yacht Club 1.1 mi. NNW Hotel
Casa Ixchel Hotel 1.4 mi. N Hotel
Casa el Pio 2.6 mi. NNW Hotel
Hotel Roca Mar 2.6 mi. NNW Hotel


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you don't have to go far away. Playa Paraiso Beach Club is one of the closest eateries. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's not far off the beach at all.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Playa Paraiso
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction
Playa Paraiso Beach Club +131 (0) 295-9491 -- 0.2 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
Playa Lancheros Beach Club (998) 274-3733 -- 0.3 mi. SE --
Zama Yacht and Beach Club (998) 877-0739 -- 0.6 mi. NW Isla Mujeres
Polo's Mango Cafe (998) 274-0118 Mexican, Vegetarian 1.0 mi. N Isla Mujeres
Le Metissage (998) 999-2000 French, Fusion, Mexican 1.0 mi. NW Isla Mujeres
Casa Rolandi (998) 999-2000 International, Italian, Swiss 1.0 mi. NW Isla Mujeres
El Varadero (998) 877-1600 Cuban, Mexican 1.2 mi. NNW Isla Mujeres
Da Luisa (998) 888-0107 Italian, Mexican 1.4 mi. N Isla Mujeres
La Lomita (998) 939-2331 Mexican 2.5 mi. NNW Isla Mujeres
Picus Cockteleria (998) 129-6011 Mexican 2.6 mi. NNW Isla Mujeres
Miramar Bar And Restaurant (998) 100-1551 -- -- -- Isla Mujeres
Caribbean Brisas (998) 577-0366 International, Mexican 2.6 mi. NNW Isla Mujeres

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Playa Paraiso on Isla Mujeres.

Another location you might enjoy is Playa Tiburon, located only a short distance away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might find that Playa Norte is just right. It's located eight miles to the northwest.

You may also enjoy Playa Pescador, located within a couple of miles.

Of course, Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Playa Paraiso is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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