Xcacel Beach, Riviera Maya

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Before Riviera Maya became a hot spot for tourism, its beaches looked like Xcacel Beach. This stretch of coast remains unspoiled, undeveloped, and a home to marine life. Each summer, dozens of sea turtles travel to this slice of paradise to lay their eggs in the soft sand, so if you visit in the spring and summer months, give raised mounds of sand a wide berth. A local sanctuary works to protect the eggs and requests donations from visitors to fund the program. Take your snorkeling gear to explore the small coral reef on the north end of the beach, if the sea is calm. Arrange to visit Xcacel Beach and other attractions in Chemuyil using our Chemuyil road trip site .
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  • 1 is a sanctuary of the sea turtle Marina 2 - is a Ramsar site (place of preservation of wetlands, waterfowl and eco system) 3 - has a cenote with a variety of fish to snorkeling 4 - the beach is wonderful 5 - but every year I see more people always is a quiet place and with space to be comfortable. The entrance is a collaboration. The cenote closes 4 pm and the beach 17 hs so what is good to go early to enjoy the day. It can not get in the water in all sectors of the beach just where are the yellow flags. It has bathrooms.
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  • The entrance to this place gives access to an open cenote where you can find fish that cleans your skin, and beside a beautiful beach are where you can enjoy in the greenery of a beautiful day. They have baths and showers, so the basic service are covered. They only need to emphasise the need for visitors not to leave garbage over the beach as there is not much if you find something. We are respectful of this beautiful place!
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  • Beautiful beach without tourist pulotion. No hotels, no shops (for the moment) from playa del Carmen just take the collectivo which goes towards Tulum. Plan your drinks and your picnic, nothing on-site, you better! The site closes 5: 00. As for participation suggest by the guard, seems to me more to flight than any other thing, nothing is displayed and the guy doesn't give you a receipt. I am convinced that more than half a go back in their pocket. Too bad! I'm for the contribution, against foutage of g...
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