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Everything you need to know about Playa Paraiso in Tulum

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June 24, 2020

Going to Playa Paraiso in Tulum is a unique experience.

There are many reasons that make Tulum one of the best tourist destinations in the Riviera Maya, such as its beautiful beaches, places to relax and have fun.

Playa Paraiso is one of the most important and famous beaches in Tulum thanks to its privileged location in the Caribbean Sea, making it a meeting point for any vacationer.

If you are planning your next vacation - or if you are planning to move to Tulum - here you will find everything you need to know about Playa Paraiso, how to get there, what to bring, and what you can do in this incredible place.

What is it like to visit Playa Paraiso?

The entire Riviera Maya has beautiful beaches, and what can you expect from a beach called Playa Paraiso? This is a dream place that will make you want to live in Tulum, Quintana Roo.

The first thing you will notice when visiting Playa Paraiso is that even though it is a public beach, it is not as crowded as the beaches of Cancun.

One of the advantages of visiting Tulum is that most of the tourist attractions are surrounded by the Mayan jungle, allowing you to connect with nature.

Playa Paraiso in Tulum.
It is common to find plants and animals in their natural habitat, since Tulum is place with little pollution and few people.

In spite of this, Tulum is not exempt of amenities, cafes, bars and exclusive restaurants, since the hotels and shops of the area have been in charge of combining luxury and nature.

One of the advantages of Playa Paraiso being open to the public, is that you can visit without having to stay in any hotel. This gives you more freedom when planning your tour of various places.

And what else does Playa Paraiso offer?

It is very difficult to find other waters as clear as those of the Caribbean Sea. All along the coast you can see the white sand that perfectly matches the color of the water.

However, recently has appeared the sargassum, which is a type of macro-algae, and its accumulation on the coast is a natural phenomenon that has occurred in recent years.

In Quintana Roo, the effect of sargassum on the environment is being investigated, while measures are being taken to keep the beaches clean. However, sargassum does not affect the beach experience at all, as it is something natural.

Things to do in Playa Paraiso

You've reached Paradise Beach, now what? The most obvious activity of all is swimming, an opportunity not to be missed.

Playa Paraiso, unlike other beaches, does not have many waves, nor is it deep, and the water temperature is warm.

Diving is another favorite activity among tourists since it allows them to admire the marine flora and fauna, since there are many coral reefs in this area, and it is home to sea turtles.

This area is also perfect for playing beach volleyball or soccer with family or friends.

Sea in Tulum.
Another activity that allows you to enjoy the sea and the wonderful view is the boat ride.

Restaurants offering delicious seafood. And if you want to pamper yourself a little more, you can relax with a massage at one of the spas in the area.

Where is Playa Paraiso?

To visit this beach in Tulum you don't need to travel long distances, as it is very close to the main tourist attractions, and that is one of the reasons why it is one of the most visited places in this beach town.

Playa Paraiso is only 15 minutes from Tulum, about 4 minutes from the Tulum archaeological site, 5 minutes from the hotel zone, 1 hour from Playa del Carmen and 2 hours from Cancun.

If you want to get directly to Playa Paraiso from other cities like Playa del Carmen or Cancun, you have to take the Tulum-Cancun highway.

You can also get there by bike or walking if you are in the Tulum ruins or downtown. In fact, there is a road that connects this beach with the archaeological site.

The best time to go to Playa Paraiso

Thanks to the climate in Tulum, this place is ideal to visit at any time of the year.

As we mentioned in a past entry about the climate in Tulum, it is warm sub-humid, and its average temperature is about 26 degrees Celsius.

This kind of weather feels quite nice when you are at the beach, as it is not an overwhelming heat.

In fact, this climate is one of the reasons why many foreigners -like Canadians and Americans- love Tulum and the Riviera Maya because they prefer this temperature to the extreme cold of their countries.

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That is why in the winter many foreigners travel to Tulum, and some see it as the perfect place to buy a retirement home.

The best time of day to visit Playa Paraiso is before noon to enjoy the water temperature without worrying too much about the heat.

What do I need to bring to Paradise Beach?

As it is a public beach you don't have to worry about any entrance fees.

Here is a list of things we suggest you take with you, so you can have a good experience:

  • Towel and swimsuit to swim and enjoy the beach to the fullest.
  • Sunglasses, hat or cap, to walk without being bothered by the sun.
  • Sunscreen. You are important and you must take care of your skin from UV radiation.
  • Biodegradable mosquito repellent, as it is a humid area you may find some at night.
  • Water to moisturize at all times.
  • Optional food, in case you want to eat something other than seafood.
  • Camera to take lots of pictures.
  • Volleyball or soccer ball. There is enough space to play with your friends or family.
  • Shade, in case you prefer to sit in a part closer to the sea instead of renting one of the palapas.

Even if you don't intend to swim in the sea, we recommend that you wear comfortable clothes so that you can rest or drink something without feeling uncomfortable.

Drink on the beach in Tulum.
Either way, the goal is to have fun and a good time. Don't forget to pick up your trash to protect the environment from pollution.

Tourist Attractions near Playa Paraiso

Playa Paraiso is a good place to spend the day with your family, have fun and experience Tulum, however, there are other must-visit places near this beach.

Whether you explore the main archeological sites, go to other beaches, or go diving.

There are many activities to do. Here is some list of the main attractions:

  • The archaeological site of Tulum: One of the main tourist attractions in Tulum that allows you to learn more about the Mayan culture. In this ancient walled city you will be able to see the Castle and other constructions with representations of gods such as the Descending God.
  • Xel-Há water park: In this theme park you will be able to spend the whole day touring the place, swimming, diving, living with dolphins and much more.
  • The archaeological site of Xel-Ha: Not to be confused with the water park. Compared to some of the major ruins in Tulum, Xel-Ha is relatively small. It consists of three groups of structures and it is possible to visit within an hour.
  • Cenotes in Tulum: Gran Cenote, cenote Dos Ojos, cenote Choo-Ha and cenote Calavera, are some of the popular cenotes among tourists.
  • Sian Ka'an Reserve: It is one of the main natural reserves of the entire Mayan Riviera and is home to many protected species, in addition to more Mayan ruins.
  • The archaeological site of Muyil: Located in the Sian Ka'an Reserve, in these ruins is the Castillo de Muyil, a construction with an atypical structure.
  • The archeological site of Coba: It is a perfect area to ride a bicycle and admire the Nohoch Mul pyramid that has 120 steps.
  • The coral reefs: The second largest barrier reef in the world is located in front of Tulum. There are several tours that take you by boat to snorkel there.

And of course, you can also venture out of Tulum and visit Playa del Carmen, Cancun, or go to the Yucatan to visit Chichen Itza and other places of interest.

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Tulum is waiting for you

Tulum is one of the best places in the Riviera Maya, because it has many tourist attractions that you will not find anywhere else in the world.

The Mayan jungle, the archaeological sites, the Sian Ka'an reserve, the cenotes, and of course the incredible beaches like Playa Paraiso, are some of the things that make Tulum the favorite destination for those who want to connect with nature and learn more about the Mayan culture.

And thanks to all the tourist attractions, investing in real estate in Tulum is a safe bet.

Many investors know that the capital gain in Tulum secures their money, and that is why they invest in condos to rent to tourists.

Likewise, there are those who find in this beach town the opportunity to buy their dream home near the beach.

Playa Paraiso is the proof that Tulum is a place worth visiting and that it is waiting for you.

If you want to know more about all that Tulum has to offer, we suggest you read our article on 20 things to do in Tulum.

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