|Playa Paraiso (west beaches)
Playa Paraiso = Paradise Beach, a name well deserved! This is a secluded and gorgeous beach with glittering powdery white sand and turquoise waters. It’s located about 5 km from the hotels' zone, at the west end of Cayo Largo, between Playa Punta Mal Tienpo and Playa Sirena.
Playa Paraiso has been voted the third most beautiful beach in the world (Traveler's choice 2016).
Unlike the hotels’ beaches, the sea at Playa Paraiso is very calm. People like to go there (or the neighbor Playa Sirena) when the sea is more choppy (red flag) in the hotels' zone, but also just to see and enjoy this magnificent virgin beach.
Services found at Playa Paraiso include: Palapas (beach umbrellas) and lounge chairs (2 CUC), and a snack bar with a shaded terrace where they serve bottled water, juice boxes, soft drinks, beer, cocktails, and a few snacks. This bar is not part of your all-inclusive package, but the prices are very reasonable (see below). Note that there’s a limited number of palapas and not much natural shade, except for a few trees around the bar; you may want to bring your own umbrella.
This beach is popular among naturists who usually gather on the east side of it, toward Playa Mal Tiempo. If you want to enjoy a more secluded area (away from the snack bar), then bringing your own beach umbrella might be handy as there are no trees on the beach for natural shade.
Note that there’s no water sports available at Playa Paraiso, all the equipment is in Playa Sirena, about 20 minutes’s walk west.
Snack Bar Playa Paraiso:
Cocktails: 3 CUC
Beer (Cristal and Bucanero): 1.50 CUC
Juice: 1 CUC
Soft drinks: 1.50 CUC
Sandwich: 3.50 CUC
Open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm everyday
The lovely beach of Playa Paraiso
Crystal clear waters at Playa Paraiso
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