If there is Eden, it surely looks like Paradise Beach. This Caribbean paradise corner is located at e l heart of the Riviera Maya has been cited among the most beautiful beaches in the world in various magazines and travel channels. As if that were not enough, Playa Paraíso is framed by the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum, which are located just 1 km away.
Here you will give up the sunbeds since lying down to sunbathe on the velvety sand of this beach is an irresistible temptation for its extraordinary softness and whiteness. In this area of the Riviera, you will enjoy landscapes out of series with the beautiful hues that the Caribbean Sea acquires; as if it were a painting nuanced in blue, the color of the sky blends with that of the ocean creating dreamlike images.
When you know Playa Paraíso, you will surely include it among your favorite places in the world, since its surroundings are also full of the unmissable tourist attractions. Next, we tell you what they are.
What to see
Before arriving at Playa Paraíso, make a stop at the archaeological site of Tulum, it is one of the most important Mayan settlement of the 13th century. Its most imposing buildings are El Castillo and the Temple of the Frescoes, where vestiges of mural painting can still be observed.
From the viewpoints of the archeological zone, you will have an impressive view of the Caribbean Sea and the iguanas that sunbathe on the rocks of the cliffs that surround the ruins. Do not forget to wear your swimsuit, since the archeological zone has two small beaches where you can cool off from the heat.
At the exit of the archaeological zone, you will find a small road that works as a corridor to connect the surrounding beaches, among which is Paradise Beach. Each one has its respective signaling. You can get there walking although the heat can be very intense depending on the time of day. In any case, you can take one of the taxis that operate in that area.
Upon arriving at Playa Paraíso, we recommend you approach one of the tourist modules that offer snorkeling tours in the reef area off the coast. The experience of swimming over the second largest barrier reef in the world is incomparable; You will observe a huge variety of marine fauna and impressive coral formations.
The tour lasts an hour and you can choose to extend it to know an area of submerged canyons. On the way back to the beach you can relax under the shade of a palapa or approach one of the beach clubs with bar service.
In the surroundings of Tulum, you will find a wide variety of hotels of all categories and concepts, from the large hotels with a spa to bungalows and ecological cabins at the edge of the beach.
This entire area of the Riviera Maya is famous for its snail ceviches and seafood cocktails. In the urban area of Tulum, we recommend eating at the El Camello restaurant, which has become famous for its menu of fresh seafood.
How to get
From Cancun or Playa del Carmen, you can rent a car and drive on Highway 307 to the archaeological site of Tulum, or take a bus from both points to the same destination. Travel time from Cancun is an hour and a half, while from Playa del Carmen it is reduced to 40 minutes.