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Is Boca Paila worth the drive?

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Is Boca Paila worth the drive?

Is Boca Paila beaches worth the drive from Playa del carmen?

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1. Re: Is Boca Paila worth the drive?

The beaches are gorgeous, however you may be disappointed with the amount of trash which floats ashore from cruise ships, etc. as there is no one to pick it up (no resorts, few villas, etc.).

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It's a difficult drive. Road is very bumpy, like no other for most of the way, most of the year unless you catch it after it's had a grader go through it. But, If you are an explorer and just need to see all the various points of the yucatan, it's a lot easier than going to Punta Allen. There is a nice fishing lodge at BP that is a good rest stop and you can catch some lunch or dinner there and head back. Or, if you like to fish, organize with the lodge to take you our for a possible Snook, permit or other... they'll let you know what is possible the time of year you are there.... it's about the only reason to go there, world class fishing. I would guess it to be a three hour drive from PDC with a bad road condition. 2 1/4 if the road is in excellent shape. Your rental car will get fender bumps on this road if that is what you are using.

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3. Re: Is Boca Paila worth the drive?

Hola-

Closer to Playa, check out Paamul and the beach just south of the Tulum ruins...

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