Playa Paraiso, Tulum

Tulum is an archaeological site in southwestern Mexico. The place offers about 15 km (9.3 miles) of beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters, such as Playa Paraiso (or “Paradise Beach”). And it is no wonder why the place is called a “paradise”: the views are simply amazing there.

Arriving at Playa Paraiso

The Cancun Airport is 126 km (78.3 miles) from Tulum. From Cancun to Tulum, travelers will need to choose between renting a car or taking a bus from the airport. The trip will take about two hours. Once in Tulum, the cheapest option to get to the beach is to use a bicycle, which can be rented nearby.

Having fun: what to do on the beach

On Playa Paraiso, there are several bars and restaurants specializing in seafood, where travelers can enjoy good meals all day long. For those who prefer bars, it is also common to find beach clubs and snack bars on the beach coast.

Another famous tourist attraction of Playa Paraiso are the ruins of Tulum – a beautiful historic site, just a few min away from the beach. Travelers can go alone or hire a guided tour to learn more about the place. In addition, the city has several shops and small stores, so it’s easy to buy souvenirs from the ruins.

Services available at the beach

There are many things to do on Playa Paraiso. Travelers can go scuba diving, snorkeling, or even rent hammocks or lounge chairs just to relax and enjoy the beach.

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Hotels near the beach

Tulum offers a great variety of hotels, each one with an incredible view of the sea. The most famous hotel is the El Paraiso Hotel, located right next to the beach. This hotel also has an exclusive beach, which can be only used by customers.

Some other options are:

  • El Paraiso Hotel (free wifi available)
  • Hotel Diamante K
  • Azulik Resort & Maya Spa (3 stars, free wifi available)
  • La Vita e Bella
    Km 1 Carretera de Las Ruinas de Tulum, El Camino de la Playa, Tulum, Mexico
  • Villa Pescadores Tulum
    Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km 0.5, Tulum 77780, Mexico
  • Mezzanine Colibri Boutique Hotel
    Carretera Tulum_Boca Paila km 1.5, Tulum 77780, Mexico


  • Lifeguard
  • Toilets
  • Car Parking
  • Changing Rooms
  • Showers
  • Sunbeds
  • Umbrellas

Beach on the map

Tulum, Quintana Roo,