We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Paradise on Earth” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Boca Paila

Boca Paila
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
01 52 998 892 12 00
Website
Improve this listing
Attraction details
Mexico City, Mexico
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Paradise on Earth”
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. They offer cold beverages, snacks, lounge chairs, beds, showers and restrooms for a small fee.

A short five-min drive from Tulum.

Visited May 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

66 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    43
    18
    5
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“REMOTE PARADISE”
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.

Visited November 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes 6
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“bester Ort”
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 diversity perhaps better than any other lodge in the region. They have been catering to Frontiers' clients for over 30 years. Many anglers have returned time after time for its warm ambience and prolific bonefish and permit.

Family owned and operated, Boca Paila is blessed with an idyllic tropical location. The lodge complex sits on a narrow stretch of land, with the Caribbean surf less than 50 yards to the east, and the expansive flats and lagoons 100 yards to the west. A quintessential white sand beach unfolds for a mile north and south, where guests can walk and never see another tourist -- let alone another hotel. As the lodge is in the middle of Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, there are no high-rise hotels within ten miles of this site.







Visited February 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Emmaboda, Sweden
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

Beatyful, nice and clean and quit. Understandable that the beach is top 10 in world every year

Visited March 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 6
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Quiet and Virgin Paradise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Untouched beaches, with a lot of hidden corners for adventure and discovery. You don´t want to miss this place.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Boca Paila also viewed

Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya
Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya
 
Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya
Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya
 

Been to Boca Paila? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Boca Paila, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.