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Boca Paila

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
01 52 998 892 12 00
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Ranked #126 of 240 activities in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Hard to get to this place. Cool area…… One of my favorite areas to spend the day. I just can't believed I was in a such beautiful place, surrounded by nature, a wonderful beach

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California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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 Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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216 reviews 216 reviews
12 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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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