We stopped several times along the way to Punta Allen from Tulum, Boca Paila being about halfway, and is in the Sian Kaan Biopreserve. The beaches are deserted, with plenty of wild-life. (unfortunately also some garbage washed up from the ocean that no-one is paid to pick up. I would have liked to do so, but there is an awful...
This is the heart of Playa. It is the place to relax in the shade of trees, listen to a concert, see celebrations, Mayan dancers, flying Mayas etc. Or you can simply seat on walls facing the sea and looking at stars and lights of near by Cozumel Island in the evening.
Traveled here for some sight seeing and try our hand at fishing . Beautiful location and crystal clear water. We even saw a gator sunning himself on a small beach on the lagoon side. Left the water after that .lol
I will come back here. At the moment, tons of algae has affected the water colour and shores, but I can envision past that. Not cheap, but everything you could want. Quiet beach, lots of restaurants, and a 15-minute bike ride from action and great prices in Tulum Centro.
This area had a lot of character, great shops & restaurants. The accommodations were way too pricey for what they offered. Perhaps it would be more worthwhile if the oceans weren't full of seaweed seeing as most of the accommodations were oceanfront, but most had no AC; and it's hot here!