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4 Perfect Days in Mexico’s Riviera Maya and the Yucatán Peninsula (The Best Beach in Tulum)
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No matter how engaged and interested a visitor you are at the ruins of Tulum, your mind and body will need a break after taking in all that the archaeological zone has to offer. That’s why we recommend the best beach in Tulum: Playa Paraíso, quite possibly the most perfect white sand beach in all of Yucatán. And that’s saying something, because we’ve been to a lot of beaches in Yucatán. And this beach is incredible. Paradise Beach is so beautiful that these photos required no editing; I literally could not improve on the natural beauty of Playa Paraíso. If for no other reason, plan to spend the afternoon here because it is likely to create a strong sense of pure joy and elation, no matter your prior mental state. There is a reason it’s called paradise; you don’t need to look any further to find the perfect beach.
Take our word for it: Playa Paraíso is the BEST beach in all of Yucatán. I suppose you might be able to scout out a secluded cove in an untouched corner of the Mayan Riviera, but those spots are few and far between. Paradise Beach has a good mix of wide, open white sand beach, a few restaurant options nearby, and a relaxed vibe without the crowds you’re likely to get in Playa or Cancún. And even though nothing can beat the feel of Costa Rica’s chill surfing beaches, this is a close second.
I’m sitting here under the shade of a wind-blown palm tree, wrapped in the Yucatán’s humid afternoon air, watching the girls play in the warm waves of the Caribbean. I’ve been to a lot of beautiful places, but this is truly one of the very best. Welcome to Paradise!