Tulum is a very special Riviera Maya corner, although it has not only as a known attraction the ruins of the Mayan city which receives many visits within the year. In its surroundings there are very breathtaking places that almost escape from the crowds that occur elsewhere in Riviera Maya. In the South of Tulum it is located Boca Paila, a fishing village with a quiet and little non-visited beach.
Boca Paila is found inside the natural reserve of Sian Ka’an, which already gives a clue to what you can see in this lost corner between abundant nature and biosphere which makes the Yucatan peninsula a paradise not only for tourism, but also for visitors looking to find another type of landscape, away from the figures of the hotels and resorts.
Within the reserve of Sian Ka’an you can enjoy snorkeling and the observation of birds and other animals that live near Boca Paila.
Boca Paila is a small village dedicated to fishing, so there are no large hotel infrastructures to receive a large number of tourists. Yes, the population and area in several hotels and restaurants that offer services to visitors can be found, but there is no huge crowds of tourists. In addition to the hotels that can be found in the area, you can camp in various places, although lack of services makes necessary the campers to carry their own food and drink.
In the reserve of Sian Ka’an are protected and respected different marine species, since it is a place where many of them come to spawn their eggs, before returning to the immensity of the ocean. But that is no impediment so that there is also a long tradition of fishing, and Boca Paila is one of the centers of sport fishing in Riviera Maya, thanks to the presence of many species that make fishing a sought-after activity.
Far from the madding crowd of Playa del Carmen, but with the necessary comforts to enjoy your stay, Boca Paila has become one of the most pleasant destinations of Riviera Maya.