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 regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Playa Paraiso stands out from other beaches because it's one of the best spots for escaping the hustle of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's urban areas. Other nearby beaches you'll come across in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean offer views of the sea that are just as pretty, but are usually more cramped since they're located by some of the most popular tourist areas in town.

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, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Since Playa Paraiso will be found within a commonly visited area, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


Set on the South coast of Isla Mujeres; this area boasts other attractions such as Dolphin Discovery, which is only a short distance away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

Historical attractions such as Ekab Maya Ruin provide a nice compliment to the scenery of Playa Paraiso, and allow visitors to learn more about Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, without venturing too far from the coast. In fact, this coastline is located a mile and a half to the southeast of this site of historical interest.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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 hoping to find other interesting places to see will want to consider heading over to Isla Mujeres, since it's nearby and is a particularly busy area of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Since the beach is in a fairly popular vacation area, it typically isn't a great challenge to find the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. For guests wanting to find a place that's near the beach, the following table lists the closest accommodation options 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 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


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Playa Paraiso; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Playa Paraiso Beach Club. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

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, and Playa Paraiso is just one option.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Playa Tiburon, located within a mile or so. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might find that Playa Norte is just right. It's found eight miles to the northwest.

You may also enjoy Playa Pescador, located within a short distance.

Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Playa Paraiso is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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