Xcacel Beach, Cancun

4.5
#3 of 16 in Beaches in Cancun
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 Cancun using our Cancun road trip site .
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  • A marvel of the unspoilt beaches where you still have the natural coexistence you can bring your food drinks and it is important to bring umbrellas chairs to have a pick Mick with family friends very quiet couple and the very affordable amazing charge the beach. And the cenote woo a marvel.
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  • We booked too many extra events and did not have enough time to see the entire park and do some river exploring. So do not book too many events, but definitely do the Dolphins. Beware of the photo sel...  more »
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