Details for Marina Paraiso

Marina Paraiso

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Average rating 4.1 stars from 14 reviews

Address Av. Rueda Medina Prol. Aeropuerto No. 491
Isla Mujeres, QR


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


Port of Entry for Mexico.

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Frank Walton


Brad Wareing


Jose (Chepo)

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Dollars, Mexican Pesos, and credit cards are accepted.

Payment discounts

Extended stays.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Come past the outer two red bouys on your starboard and head toward the beach. Watch your depth meter. Make a gradual turn to starboard and follow the coastline south past the naval station, past a big dock which may have a car ferry at it and continue straight. It is the second marina. They will have a dinghy in the water to meet you and help you get in and tie up





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 42
Transient price: $1.15/ft (2014-05-26)

Other price info: Under 50 feet is $1.30 per foot, $335 per week, and $1050 per month, December 15th thru April 27.
50-75 feet is $1.32 per foot, $265 per week, and $924 per month.
Over 70 feet is $2.30 per foot, $346.50 per week, and $1,155 per month.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info:

Pricing info: 30/50 amp metered per kwh.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Yes - Cable TV available on the North dock slips with the south dock becoming available in April 2011.

Phone hookup (and pricing)

No - WiFi available on the docks for Skype.

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Potable water at the dock.

Dinghy access

Yes - There is a 100 peso charge for a maximum of 3 hours of dinghy dockage. The 100 peso charge can be used as a credit at the restaurant. You are not allowed to chain your dinghy to the dock in case the dinghy needs to be moved.

Liveaboard info

Yes - Many come for the winter.


Fuel brand: Pemex. Mexico nationwide price.

Gas and diesel available at the dry dock 500 yards south of the Marina Paraiso. This Pemex station is open 7 days a week during daylight. Another Pemex station is 1 mile north of the marina.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Yes - Propane tanks can be sent out by the marina staff for overnight fill.

Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Yes - Access determined by disability but every effort made to provide assistance.

Launch service


Pump out



Yes - Available in the marina office.


Yes - Trash disposal available on site.


Yes - Hot/Cold Showers with pressure pump available to all marina guests in secure facilities.


Yes - Separate male and female facilities available to guests.


Yes - Laundry service available on site.


Yes - A 1/2 mile walk down island to a very nice supermarket that is fully stocked.


Yes - Small hardware store out the gate to the right. Otherwise check with the marina staff and they can generally find it for you.


Yes - At the onsite restaurant Barlito, they make all of their own bagels and breads in house, and have been top rated on Trip Advisor for years. Downtown, 1 mile or so you can find almost anything.


Yes - Enjoy live music at the Palapa Sunset bar featuring cocktails inspired by the Caribbean.

Local bar the Soggy Peso has excellent drinks with limited food menu. Just 200 yards north of the marina land entrance.

Hotels or motels

Yes - One and two bedroom units on site with discounts for dock guests.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Diesel mechanic available on site.

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Haul out facility located 500 yards to the South.

Storage facilities

Yes - Small bodegas for rent.

Fishing supplies

Yes - Small shop down town and others in Cancun.

Chartering capabilities

Internet access


Boat ramp availability



Yes - Taxi service.

Other services

24 hour security.


Reviews for Marina Paraiso
Great Marina for your visit., 2016-12-30
Captain: , Pensacola, FL (408)

We are keeping our boat here over the Christmas holidays while we travel back to the states. Cheppo is on top of things and as previously stated, seems to know everyone on the island and how to get you just about anything you need. He also can act as an agent to clear you in and out. The restaurant is awesome, especially the breakfasts, more than you can eat, my wife and I split a panini and a cinnamon roll. Full service bar as well and a huge pool available for the marina guests. There are men's and women's restrooms and showers that are cleaned multiple times per day, I have never seen them dirty. Rates are reasonable, some wake from the passing tourist boats.

Great place to stop for a while, 2016-11-26
Captain: , Kemah, tx (111)

The month of October was a maintance month. Stayed at Paraiso while we hauled out at the ship yard. Cheppo is really a jem of a doc master. He will work hard to keep you happy. He also know everyone on the island and where to get things.
Barlito's is a great restauranut. You have to try the "Canellas" that is cinnamon rolls.
There is a second hand shop (he also has some new stuff) in a white building one block in front of the ship yard and hotel just down from Parisio. I do not recall the owner name, but John on Second Star calls him the Bandito in good natured fun. He is also a contact for boat parts.

Dockage 5 May 2016, 2016-05-27
Captain: , Plymouth (40)

Came in for a short stay. Dockage US$1.35 /ft

Solidly comfortable place to stay, clear in/out, 2016-03-31
Captain: , Fort Myers, FL (1220)

2016: We should have known when we saw that only half the slips were filled - Paraiso has effecitvely doubled their prices. Chepo is still here, hooray!, they had space for our catamaran, and we *had* to have a place to leave the boat while flying back to the US to deal with a death in the family. But in 2015 the weekly price was 4,800$MEX(US$440) and now it is 8,300$MEX(US$485). Chepo is working harder than ever to keep the docks and boaters looked after. However, with multiple other marinas available (and anchoring of course) that is an extreme price to pay for access to a swimming pool and the limited wifi (which is actually an island internet trunk problem, not a shortcoming of Paraiso).

2015: Our first time in/out of Mexico and we were treated really well. You will need a US Zarpe aka CBP Form 1300.
Facility now has both the north and south docks completed, south dock is the one with the A.C. marker for "Marina Paraiso" on it. North dock actually is erroneaously tagged with the A.C. marker for "El Milagro". Note that El Milagro is in fact the next dock north of the one that is tagged. Both docks have flashing greens on their outer ends. South dock t-head is used for short-term boats to get them cleared in/out.
Chepo is indeed still the dock master and very good at it, at times a one-armed-paper-hanger keeping it all going as a nasty front rolled in and lots of boats and issues cropped up. Despite that, he took the time to get us cleared in and to teach us what he was doing with whom to achieve that. He called the authorities out to our boat so that we did't have to go running around, yes that caused in ancrease in costs by needing to tip these folks for making the house-calls. If your cruising budget can't handle that, and Chepo's pay-me-what-you-feel-my-service-is-worth, then staying in marinas is probably also not in your budget. He has taken the time to set us up to get our TIP in Cancun. First class assistance.
Met several other cruisers here, all of whom were actively helpful, from steering us clear of a slip that was just not going to have enough draft, to giving us a spare nav light bulb. Nice grounds with really nice grown-in feel. Lots of iguanas who live in holes in the sandy banks, so don't go tip-toeing through the grass at night or you will twist an ankle in their holes.
The Chedraui is a 15' walk south. Oscar's Grill is a kick, further 15' south. Open air market is up by the post office daily. "Downtown" is 20' walk north, with banks, restaurants etc. Puerto Isla Mujeres in the back lagoon is said to have a chandlery but otherwise there are no marine supplies on the island. Also, only bank on the island is HSBC but Bananorte and Banamex have moved in as of 2016.

s/v Ten Years After, 2015-01-05
Captain: , Toronto, Canada (30)

A good place to check into Mexico. Chepo does the paperwork, $170, calls all the officials to the marina in order, and does all the photocopies etc. Makes it much easier if you don't speak Spanish. The grounds, and the pool are very nice. Good Palapa bar too! Prices have gone up, but very pleasant for a short stay.

Wild blue,Béneteau 43.2, 2014-01-02
Captain: , Coquina Harbor (20)

Everything is perfect the staff, the place, the bar, the pool, the dining

Thanks to José and Carlos and all others

Hervé and Céline

Captain: , Yucalpeten (69)

This place was Marina Paraiso 6 years ago when Im owned. I sold it 6 years ago, NO any more is Marina Paraiso. I move my Marina Paraiso to Progreso Yucatan where now is located. Unfourtunally the new owners insist in use my name MARINA PARAISO (trade mark) erroniusly, and create confussion in the cruising comunity. The right name for this marina in Isla Mujeres is Paraiso Club de Yates. Unfourtunally they use the word Paraiso that I invent for name thar place when I founded my ex marina in Isla Mujeres in 1985. I decide to sold it because all the area around Cancun is not peacefull anymore, specially if you run a bussines there. As you hear, not many places are safe in México, just a few like Yucatán and the capital Mérida. Te most peacefull and safe big city in all México. Manuel Gutiérrez, owner of the real and only one MARINA PARAISO located in PROGRESO YUCATÁN. PS. If you visit this marina in Isla Mujeres, I really recomend Chepo, the dock master, he was my ex worker, IS EXCELENT! You really can trust him.

Coming along nicely, 2011-09-29
Captain: , New Orleans, LA (65)

Coming along nicely, Pool and main dock finished, tiki bar nearly complete, rooms being renovated and restaurant underway...Franks doing a good job fixing her up

New Docks, 2011-08-03
Captain: , Humber, UK (30)

Marina Paraiso has new owners (March this year) and much has changed including new docks (hip hip hurray) as of Aug 2011 work was almost completed on the South Dock with the North Dock just starting, Chepo is still the dock master and he told me how pleased he was with the work and proudly showed me around the site, I have fond memories of Marina Paraiso having used the Marina for provisioning before my trips across the pond and it's looking like the changes planned for the new season will be great.

great changes are coming !, 2011-07-29
Captain: , Marina Paraiso-Isla mujeres. (16)

Contrary to erronous/missinformed previous comments:

Pool completion 8/18/11.
Bar and restaurant will be opened by oct 1st.
100% new docks completion by Sept 30th.
12 new hotel rooms to open on Oct 1st.

Not finished, 2011-07-23
Captain: , Savannah, GA (116)

The marina website is finished but the marina isn't. Everything is under construction. I would avoid the marina until 2012

Marina in transition..., 2011-05-15
Captain: , Rio Dulce, Guatemala (53)

We have not visited this marina since Thomas Broylan was replaced as manager, but can say that, during his tenure, it was a really fun place to be. The community here, including other cruisers and the staff, were a big, wonderful family. We stopped here for a couple of days and ended up staying a couple of months. It's not the fanciest marina in the area but, in our opinion, it is (was) definitely the best. The town is a short walk or a cheap taxi ride away. If you take a taxi, ask the fare before you get in. To see the entire island, rent a golf cart for a day in town. Lots of touristy stuff to see, do and eat in town. If you have guests coming in, there zillions of small, inexpensive hotels where they can stay.

Friendly and Fun, 2011-02-11
Captain: , Sarnia, On (10)

Great marina that is being continually upgraded. Tom and Chepo are very friendly and helpful with any needs. Potlucks and happy hours are always well attended.

good marina - just like family, 2011-02-07
Captain: , miami,fl (2241)

a marina full of cruisers and great place to check in -- tom and his wife ely make everyone feel like old friends from the 1st meeting when they all come down to help you get in and tie up -- jose walked all most all the paperwork thru and got past one problem when we did not have harbormaster of port we left in usa stamp the zarpe and just signed it --
they come out in dingy to help with lines tied to poles off the channel =
cruisers have happy hour at honor bar each night to share knowledge
good wifi and showers - mile walk to downtown to stores and shopping -
really good supermarket downtown
if want to go to cancun go to ferry dock and take ferry across and then cab or 14bus or red mini bus to downtown to great shopping -
-- there is a nightly 1630 get together where crews going north or south can share and ask questions and make arrangements to travel together -
- this has got to be one of the greatest places ever -

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