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Xcacel Beach, Riviera Maya

(4.7/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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 vacation generator.
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  • Recently in Akumal and a fellow condo resident told me about this beach. It was indeed beautiful and with few amenities, but hardly sparsely populated. Admittedly, we went on a Sunday morning and the ...  more »
  • Don't do as for AKUMAL which in some years has been overtaken by hotels 'progress' on the seafront, swarms of tourists that destroy everything. Tours that operate the site of indiscriminately without concern for conservation. In a word don't talk very little please
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  • It is the beach of Playa del Carmen bella more in my opinion, but is a beach very Virgin, there is no house or anything to buy... Access costs $20mex per person. There are very few people in general and very remote from one another... Also there is a small open cenote to explore "Xcacelito".
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