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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 vacation generator.
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  • Our family enjoyed spending an afternoon relaxing here and playing in the waves. It's a terrific beach because it has soft white sand, the water is shallow, and there's enough surf to have fun in with...  more »
  • This is a beach and a little cenote (X'cacelito) connected by a well kept (but primal state) sand road surrounded by jungle. Away from Playa del Carmen or Tulum's noise, with nothing but showers and b...  more »
  • This is a wonderful beach where turtles lay their eggs down and that's the reason why nobody is allowed to build another boring same old same old resort. this is the place where nature and humanity co...  more »