Xcacel Beach, Riviera Maya

4.6
#8 of 17 in Beaches in Riviera Maya
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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  • October 2, 2017
    Excellent beach if these hosted in the area of Tulum or Akumal, is a Virgin Beach, white sand and clean, a landscape of magazine, detail is that you there is literally nothing, you have to take your umbrella because there's none of that, I recommend you go very temprno longer than the Sun at noon it is suffocating and having no where protect you it can be quite frustrating. Bring drinks and food but remember to leave clean the beach to continue to have places like these. Not charged entry, only a donation to manteniiento and is your criteria, has a cenote and turtle breeding area.
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  • September 26, 2017
    The more public beach of the place q I met. It is easy, and the entrance is at will to help people working in the place for the turtles. It is ideal to spend the day with family or as a couple, but there are that go well prepared food, soft drinks and shade. There is free parking. The place also has a beautiful cenote. 100% recommended for q like this type of tourism.
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  • September 17, 2017
    Very nice beach. Warm and clear water. There is no shade. It is to be one or two hours. And visit the cenote q is small but cute closes at 5 o'clock I think. You pay input at will.
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