Any info on Paradise Beach, Cozumel Mexico?? im going in april , will be in Cozumel on April 5th. Is this a good beach to go to? do they have a place where u can rent wave runners? how much are they? How is the weather there in early April? would the water be too cool? i take it the beach has gift shops and restaurants there?? does it cost to go to this beach? how much are wave runner rentals?
There are a lot of posts about Paradise Beach on the Carribean destinations board. What I know is admission/chairs/umbrellas are free, although you will be expected to purchase food/drinks. For $5 you can purchase a wristband that gives you unlimited use of their water toys: floats, kayaks, snorkeling equipment (although, if snorkeling is important to you, this is not the place to go), water trampoline and iceberg (climbing structure in the water). I believe wave runners are available for rent at the beach "next door". Paradise Beach has a website.......try a google search.
Here is a post from April that held a lot of detail about Paradise Beach ... hope it helps.
Date: 04-19-04 20:48
hello. i just was on the carnival inspiration 4/11-4/18...BEAUTIFUL>...but a quick suggestion on beaches
go to PARADISE BEACH>...when getting off the ship any cab driver will take u there...we payed 4 dollars a person (cheap). paradise beach is FREE to enter....when other beaches in cozumel are about 10-15 dollar admission.....ALL beach chairs and umbrellas are also free. the other beach we went to in grand cayman and costa moya had beach chairs and umbrellas only available for 10-15 dollars PER chair!! riddiculous. PARADISE BEACH also had free snorkeling (pay 10 dollars and when returning the snorkel gear get your 10 dollars back) wich is AWESOME>.when most places charge about 20. ALSO free kayaking...take the kayak anywhere (HUGE RADIUS) and there was about 10 kayaks. another AMAZING thing in PARADISE BEACH is they have a water trampoline set up about 50 feet back into the water , about 5 1/2 feet deep water) for FREE for anyone. (again- most places renting a water trampoline is about 100 for an hour) also the beach right next door (wich does cost money) lets u walk right on to it (30 second walk) and lets u use their excursions (for a price)
PARASAILING is 55.
JET SKIING for 1 hour is 55.
they also have a booth set up for henna tatoos (last 2-3 weeks) and WONDERFUL hair brading and massages......this beach is a must!!!!!!!
ALSO: restaurant: Do NOT drink mexican water!! but also at the paradise beach is a restaurant (decent prices) the waiter comes down gives the menu to u, and places ur order, and comes back down form the restaurant to tell u when its ready. u sit up on a loft to eat and it is an extremely beautiful view. WONDERFUL!
KEEP IN MIND: i am thinking this beach is only free of charge for pretty much everything due to the fact that it is extremely new and they want to get tourists over to it. once the beach is known the prices will rise, this is only what i think so if u are cruising to cozumel i suggest doing excursiions at other places and resting and beaching in cozumel, so if u are cruising within the next 6 months GO HERE, its BEAUTIFUL as well!!
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i have heard over and over to not drink the mexican water?!?!?! so when i order at the restaurant what do i order to drink? bottle water, cuz i only drink water with lunch/dinner. do they have bottled water? i dont wanna go to this beach and have nothign to drink, i mean i dont drink soft drinks either. what is up with the mexican water?
All water is good quality in the restaurants in both Cozumel and Cancun. Stayed many times and always drink the water. The only time you should drink bottled water, is if you're venturing out from these spots (say driving to remote spots down the coastline in Mexico). If you're still nervous....just drink bottled water...cheap to buy at any restaurant or beachfront cafe!