Playa Paraiso – Paradise Beach – it’s the sort of name which conjures up visions of a long, golden sand beach lapped by turquoise water and backed by a row of swaying palm trees.

Our first visit to Playa Paraiso completely swept that image away. It was an audacious marketing step on someone’s part to come up with that name for a resort which didn’t have a beach let alone one to fantasise about. Even people who live in Playa Paraiso, or choose to take a holiday there, can’t deny it’s an ironic moniker.