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Xcacel Beach, Riviera Maya

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#8 of 17 in Beaches in 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 vacation generator.
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  • I went to visit a friend who has been living in a nearby town called Chemuyil and took me to the beach which is a turtle camp, is protected so there are no sellers hotels and there are few people. The turquoise blue sea with crystal clear water and white sand with pink dots, is simply a paradise. It also has an open cenote (Xcacelito) which is also divine. You have check in time and a small entrance fee (20 pesos off-season and voluntary cooperation in high season). I know many beaches and by far this is the most beautiful that I've gone. You must take some precautions because they do not sell more than soft drinks and snacks, there are bathrooms and showers, parking and recommend to carry an umbrella or something with that cover the Sun because it is exposed. There are lifeguards and people caring for the beach, you can not smoke and to enter the cenote there is rinse sand, insect repellent and Sun blocker. You rent life vests to enter to the cenote and on the beach, snorkeling, even on the shore can be fish of colors and crabs can be seen. I loved it!
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  • I went with my brother and we were really delighted with this beach. Not only is white sand with crystalline water, but it also has its own cenote called Xcacelito. Beach without waves and peddling what makes it super quiet.
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  • A super nice eco stand with also a cenote. There are turtles in the evening that you can also see on the beach, all Poles where eggs are there you need also to run, and the place is open from 9 to 17 and you can give a gift of about 20 pesos, all volunteer work there. Sea can in certain places very rui are dar you see at the red flags. .. but the waves are great. .. So don't go too far in sea Feather on it's a lot quieter, you can't buy food so useful to a cooler at oxxo convenience to buy then you can bring your own drinks and food
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