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Boca Paila

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
01 52 998 892 12 00
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Ranked #156 of 290 Activities in Playa del Carmen
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Adventure
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Kelowna, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Excellent, tranquil and one with nature. A perfect addition for the nature lover's adventure. Where land meets ocean. A must see along with your Sian Ka'an adventure.

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California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This place is hard to get to. When the road ends in tulum, you have to drive out about 6 miles. It can be dangerous and unpleasant if you have a small car. I recommend driving a truck, taking a lunch and drinks, and some chairs and/or towels. Seeing that their isn't much on the beach, you get to enjoy... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This is the road that takes you to all the beachfront hotels and restaurants in Tulum! Very cool area! Beautiful beaches! One of my favorite areas to spend the day.

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MO
Top Contributor
255 reviews 255 reviews
15 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

It is located south of Tulum and the slow two or more hour drive is crazy. Don't take a small car or it will get stuck in the giant pot holes. The beaches were beautiful to look at, but the town was nothing. We have made the trip several times over the years, and decided it was not worth the... More

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Madrid, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

I went to Boca Paila with no expectations cause i didn't find anything there. But when i was there, i just can't believed i was in a such beautiful place, surrounded by nature, a wonderful beach and some beers!! Amazing place!

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Great beaches (that allow dogs - unlike Playa del Carmen or Cancun), lots of tasty, authentic mexican food at a good price, and affordable hotels!

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England
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46 reviews 46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Lost count of the number of times we have been to Boca Paila lagoon and beach, its simply heaven on earth! Great fly and spin fishing and you can cool off in the ocean. No sunbeds, shops toilets so go prepared, Its a shame the locals dont take their litter home with them! I will let my photos paint a... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Boca Paila, o Playa El Encanto, as called by many locals is one of the best hidden treasures in the area. The water is warm, mild waves, little fish swimming by. You only need a towel, choose a spot, and you are all set. If you want to be a little more comfortable, try one of the beach clubs nearby.... More

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Get away from the crowds, travel through the beach area of Tulum (gorgeous beaches) and arrive at wild undeveloped beaches. This is what the Riviera Maya looked like 20 years ago.

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New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Shows all the hotels along Tulum's beach road (Boca Paila) from where the road forks at the coast right up to the Biosphere reserve (about 7 km in total). Includes hotel names and an odometer showing where they are. Species variety is the attribute that best defines the saltwater flats fishing on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Boca Paila Lodge embodies this... More

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