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 Soliman Bay using our Soliman Bay road trip site .
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  • Xcacel is a protected area near Tulum, with pristine beaches, beautiful vegetation, a cenote, and a station for the protection of turtles. Admission is free (a contribution to will) and does not have any services (one must carry their drinks, meals, lounge chairs, etc). A beautiful and tranquil place to enjoy the unspoiled nature. You can park within the premises.
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  • Amazing just AMAZING! Beach and Cenote the best combination in this life for a perfect day at Paradise. Simplemente MARAVILLOSO, MAGICO Y ESPECTACULAR. Playa y cenote la mejor combinación de dos mundo...  more »
  • Beautiful beach, they charge at will, we gave $100 were 3, free parking. Close to 17hs point, you have to go if or if. Type TALC sand, beautiful. It has no services. Almost no waves and almost no algae when we went. Warm and transparent water, very very nice place, super recommended.
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