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Xcacel Beach, Riviera Maya

(4.7/5 based on 300 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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  • Fuimos a pasar el día junto a una amiga. La playa Xcacel- xcacelito es una reserva natural, que funciona a su vez como santuario de las tortugas marinas que entre los meses de mayo a noviembre llegan ...  more »
  • Great beach with places to lay out or get in the water. Lifeguards on duty. Donation requested to use beach. We paid 20 pesos. 
  • Si bien es una playa muy tranquila, no hay realmente mucho para hacer y si no es temporada de tortugas, la verdad es que no vale la pena. Hay mejores lugares en Playa del Carmen