Renting shade in Playa Paraiso
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Sep 18, 2012 5:06 PM Last Post By: Marielisse
Sep 16, 2012 4:31 PM
Renting shade in Playa ParaisoAfter seeing the Tulum ruins, my daughter and I plan to go to Playa Paraiso for a couple of hours, since we heard it is one of the most beautiful beaches. I've read there's a small hotel there with a "beach club." I'd like to know if we will be forced to rent a beach lounger/chair and umbrella from them, or can we just find a palm tree and sit under it without having to pay them (not in front of the hotel, of course). I don't know if there are any palm trees in the proximity. I am asking this beacause I read their loungers rent for 200 pesos, which seems a rip-off to me. We might buy a couple of non-alcoholic beverages from them, but I'd only pay 50 pesos at most for an umbrella. We only need shade for 2 to 3 hours, and we really will be needing it since we plan to arrive there by noon. Does somebody know? Thanks!
Sep 17, 2012 2:03 AM
Sep 17, 2012 6:57 AM
2Visited there two years ago as part of a Tulum Beach Crawl and yes they charge for loungers, most places do not if you eat or drink there. Personally I like the places further south, last year stopped at Ziggy Beach Club next to Cabanas Tulum, 2 for 1 from noon on, and you can use the loungers and beach beds as long as you eat or drink there. Clean restrooms and showers also.
Sep 17, 2012 3:06 PM
3The hotel and its club are called "El Paraiso Tulum" and they're about half a mile from the Tulum ruins.I read this place charges even their hotel guests for loungers! So I assume they will charge anyone even if eating there.
I don't mind paying for a lounger and umbrella, but 200 pesos sounds stupid. Can anyone confirm the price?
Sep 18, 2012 9:56 AM
4Shade is in short supply along that beach, most palms have been wiped out by hurricanes and diseases. However, I found a tree close to the ruins. The other thing about the beach club is there's more security for leaving your stuff to go for a swim.
But it's not something you need to decide/stress about now, see what happens when you get there. Make sure you have lots of waterproof sunscreen and apply it to your feet, I got burnt walking along the shallows.
Incredibly gorgeous beach.
Sep 18, 2012 5:06 PM
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