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We plan on travelling along the Caribbean Sea for a long time. So this is probably not the last time we’ll claim to have found Paradise on Earth. But can you tire of seeing photos of paradise-like beaches? I think not! So here we go…

This week we went to Tulum with our friends Mirje and Antti from Anywhereism. We started off by taking a colectivo (local inexpensive mini bus) to Tulum center and then went straight for a taxi to the Gran Cenote (more on that in another post!).

After that great experience we got another taxi and told him to take us to the beach. “Take us to the most beautiful beach in Tulum!” we demanded. The taxi driver didn’t hesitate: “we’re going to Playa Paraiso”

And so we went. The beaches were quite far from Tulum center and it was a long drive to the beach. We got there quickly, though. I sat in the back and saw the speedometer pass 110 km/h as we went by a 40 km/h sign. Oh well 

He suddenly took a right and we were now driving on perfect white sand. Then he stopped.

Wellcome to Playa Paraiso!

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Our view as we stepped out of the taxi

What a welcome! We immediately fell in love. Playa Paraiso is different from the beach in Playa del Carmen with all the palm trees shooting up from the sand everywhere. It was perfect. The white sand, turquoise water and then the splash of light green.

It doesn’t get much better than this!

When we got down to the water, Jonas was eager to dive into the Caribbean Sea and who can really blame him!? I had just dried up after our dive in the Gran Cenote, so I decided to wait for him, burying my feet in the warm, white sand. And snapping some photos, of course!

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Looking good!

He felt very refreshed after the swim. We went to look for a place to eat, but as you might already have guessed everything was very overpriced on Playa Paraiso.

In the end we ended up at a nice little place right by the beach and enjoyed 90 pesos tacos and a beer (I had a coke as the giant child I am – haven’t yet learned to drink beer!).

The owner told us that the Tulum Ruins were very close by a short 10 minutes walk north – perfect! We weren’t really ready to leave Playa Paraiso, but the ruins were totally worth it – more on that soon.

Here are some shots from the walk from Playa Paraiso to the Tulum Ruins:

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If this isn’t Paradise on Earth, I don’t where it is. We had an amazing time in Tulum and are really glad we made it there. Also very grateful that our taxi driver chose to take us to Playa Paraiso!

Have you ever been to Playa Paraiso? If not – put it on your bucket list!

4 Comments on Paradise on Earth: Playa Paraiso, Tulum

  1. Michelle
    March 2, 2014 at 1:50 am (3 years ago)

    Hvor ser det lækkert ud ! Dejligt at høre, at I har fundet jeres lille paradis. Måtte dog smågrine lidt i starten af indlægget – jo, der er nogen i denne verden, som ikke falder pladask for paradis-lignende strande… mig for eksempel :P Eksotiske strande har aldrig sagt mig noget. Tror det er tanken om ren badeferie, der ikke tiltaler mig. Det kan være skønt og smukt at gå en tur på stranden og sidde lidt men efter 1 time, så kan vi godt smutte videre. To dage ved stranden ville svært for mig.

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    • Celia Schow
      March 2, 2014 at 1:54 am (3 years ago)

      Der var SÅ smukt! :D
      Haha – jeg må faktisk indrømme, at jeg har det præcis som dig. :) Jeg elsker smukke strande, men jeg gider godt nok ikke være der længe. Men selve stranden synes jeg er fantastisk smuk, og jeg elsker at gå rundt på sådan en flot strand og tage en dukkert. Men jeg er virkelig ikke typen, der gider at ligge der i timevis! Alt dette tog kun ca. 10 minutter. :P Altså, 10 minutter at se den, og Jonas svømmede hurtigt. Så spiste vi (i skyggen! haha) og så gik vi ca. 10 minutter igen for at komme til ruinerne. Så det var ikke meget strand til os… ;)

      Men jeg synes, der er fantastisk smukt. Men det bliver fandme varmt, og jeg er ikke typen, der gider at ligge og sole mig :D

      Håber, det gav mening ;) Giver dig 100% ret! haha

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      • Laura
        March 2, 2014 at 4:56 am (3 years ago)

        Helt enig med jer begge to! Heldigvis lever oplevelsen videre igennem billederne, og det varer nok mere end de ti minutter. Billederne er super flotte, Celia! Glæder mig til at høre mere om jeres dyk og se noget gopro-video :-D Og selvfølgelig er Playa Paraiso skrevet på listen! Tak for tip :-)

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        • Celia Schow
          March 2, 2014 at 6:01 pm (3 years ago)

          Haha, fedt at læse, Laura! Jeg tror ikke, der er super mange, der gider at ligge på stranden heeele dagen? Haha. Lyder godt nok kedeligt og usundt for huden! :D Ja, lige netop. Er SÅ glad for disse billeder – det er næsten ikke til at begribe, at det faktisk så sådan ud, ingen farveredigering at all! :O Jeg er glad for, at du kan lide dem. :)
          Uii! GLÆD DIG! Vi har verdens BEDSTE råbånd. Exciteeeed! <3

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