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.

Located on the island of Isla Mujeres, You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Playa Paraiso is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's the ideal location for escaping the hustle of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's urban areas. Most other beaches in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean may be just as refreshing as Playa Paraiso, but are usually more cramped since they're right in the thick of tourists' favorite hangouts.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Since Playa Paraiso can be found in a hot tourist destination, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Playa Paraiso on the South coast of Isla Mujeres. It is near some interesting sites like Dolphin Discovery, which is found one and an eighth miles away, and it is one of a number of attractions in the area.

History-focused attractions such as Ekab Maya Ruin are a great compliment to the natural beauty of Playa Paraiso, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, without having to go too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, you'll find this spot a mile and a half from this destination of historical interest.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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 tourists looking for other interesting places to see might want to think about going to Isla Mujeres, because it's close-by and is a particularly bustling part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.


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

Guests trying to find a hotel room not far from Playa Paraiso won't find it that difficult, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to pick from in the vicinity. Find the closest hotel booking options by viewing those listed in the following table.

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 Isla Mujeres Cancun 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


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Playa Paraiso; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest restaurants is Playa Paraiso Beach Club. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's only a short distance away.

The table below lists 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
Zama Yacht and Beach Club +52 (998) 877 07 39 -- 0.6 mi. NW 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

Other Beaches

Isla Mujeres has many beaches, so if Playa Paraiso doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You might also enjoy Playa Tiburon, found just a short distance away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might enjoy people watching at Playa Norte. You'll find it eight miles to the northwest.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Playa Pescador, located a half mile to the northwest.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, and Playa Paraiso offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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