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Hotel overview

The Iberostar Paraíso del Mar is a family hotel located in Playa Paraíso, between Playa del Carmen and Puerto Morelos, along Mexico's beautiful Mayan Riviera. With its grand, impressive Mexican decor, this luxurious Colonial-style resort will leave you in awe as soon as you step in to the reception area. The hotel’s complimentary shuttle makes it easy for guests to travel throughout the resort, it runs on a regular basis.


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Hotel advisories

Advisory SPRING BREAK POLICY: Bookings traveling in the months of March and April will be subject to the following conditions: · The minimum age requirement for check-in is 18. One parent or chaperone at least 25 years of age will be required per room for check-in. · In the event that any guests engage in inappropriate behavior or cause physical damages to the facilities, the Hotel Management reserves the right to expel the said guest without reimbursement or refund of the remaining nights.
Advisory The state of Quintana Roo will be charging a sanitation tax of 32.57 MXN (approx. $2.50 USD) Eco tax, per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. This fee is subject to change at any time without notice by the hotel.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 13
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.    

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.


Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.5 7761 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Family vacation, great time!

    First family.vacation in almost 10years.... There was such great service at the front desk with all of the concierges, very friendly! Some were a bit pushy with the "breakfast" and "time share" But not Jessica was always amazing as our concierge! Super fun and friendly. Find her when you arrive, she is great!!

    May 26, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating

    This is the absolute worst resort I have ever stayed at and my boyfriend and I have stayed at five different resorts in Mexico. We picked this resort based off of the amazing reviews. The ONLY reason they have good reviews is because people are HOUNDED by staff members demanding reviews and will not leave your side until you write one. The staff is insanely rude to non Spanish speakers and we experienced in almost every restaurant discrimination in seating availability because we spoke in English. My boyfriend decided to play golf one day with his friend and last minute his friend was hurt and could no longer play- we still went and were told that we would NEVER be invited back due to his friend not being able to play and I was charged $50 for riding in the golf cart with him. The pool is a joke- it is literally a hot tub that never once got cleaned in the 7 days we stayed and had band aids and garbage floating in it. The drinks and food are wildly inconsistent and in some places inedible. In the Mexican restaurant we experienced a blackout- the entire resort descended into darkness and chaos with the staff members not caring about our concerns and giving incorrect information that was making us stressed we could potentially be under attack. There was a convention one day with HUNDREDS of men who made every woman feel insanely uncomfortable to the point where women were yelling at them in restaurants and lobbies to stop staring and making lewd comments. We were nickeled and dimed at every turn with the prices in the gift shop being extremely unreasonable. I broke my flip flops and wanted to replace them to find dollar store shoes being sold for $97. On our last night we woke up and found BLOOD on our sheets that housekeeping had changed. COMPLETELY DISGUSTING!!! When we were checking out we spoke to GASPAR the manager- who argued with us about every point we had to make and eventually said all I can do is offer you a apology upon which he never actually did and told us to write a review. I am absolutely appalled at this resort and I don’t want a bs response saying thank you for leaving a review I want my money back because this was the worst experience we have ever had. TO RECAP COME HERE IF YOU WANT UNSANITARY CONDITIONS, RUDE EMPLOYEES, AND TO WASTE YOUR MONEY.

    May 25, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good value, family friendly.

    All the service was excellent. Jess at the concierge service was especially kind to give me some replacement coupons when I had lost my first set. One single resort complex has three different hotels within it, with three beautiful grand lobbies, lots of fountains, lots of landscaping, and even some animals walking around. There are several restaurants to choose from. while they were not all my favorite, the quality was equally exceptional at all of them. My favorite was the Mediterranean restaurant where the server put on an excellent display making a fiery cocktail. in general, I feel like this is an excellent value for the accommodation in the whole experience, especially for families with elementary and middle school age children. I highly recommend the day trip to Park Xcaret. We have stayed at Catalonia Royal Tulum a couple years ago, and this was a very different experience. We found Catalonia to be smaller and more intimate than Iberostar, and the beach was cleaner here, but Catalonia was better for a quiet couples getaway with no distractions. Iberostar was much closer to the airport though, which was nice. And Catalonia was much closer to the Mayan ruins at Tulum, which was an awesome day trip - highly recommend for history and culture lovers.

    May 25, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating

    DO NOT COME HERE. Hordes of horny men who do not respect the opposite sex. A convention was held with rural Mexicans that have never seen a woman. They made every woman uncomfortable to the point that the staff has had to separate that group to going to one bar. Besides that, every pool is a thousand degrees and at times felt like everyone was going to pass out from heat stroke. Pools smell and ARE NOT CLEANED. VERY SLIPPERY AND SLIMEY. Food is subpar and lacks seasoning and pride. Drinks are widely inconsistent at every bar. Everyone will hound you to become a member of their “star prestige/exclusive member” where they stick you in a presentation for 2 hours and then ask for $20,000 down payment. AT EVERY CHANCE THEY WILL TRY TO UP CHARGE AND NICKEL & DIME YOU. The staff is nice but lacks conversational English (not a deal breaker but I didn’t see that in any other review)

    May 22, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Bach trip!!

    Paraíso beach is so nice!!! I loved the beach, pools, all the fun activities. The food is so delicious as well! I loved trying all of the Mexican dishes!!! One thing that stood out to me was how all of the entertainers are so fun!! Emily especially stood out to me! She is such a people person and even goes as far as remembering my whole groups name!! She is amazing!! Thank you Emily!!

    May 19, 2024