- Places to Explore
- Travel Tips
- Fodor's Choice
- Spanish Phrases
Fodor's See It Mexico, 3rd Edition
Playa Xcalak Review
Far from the bustling beaches of Riviera Maya, Playa Xcalak is remarkably tranquil. As the southernmost town on the Mexican Caribbean coast, Xcalak borders the Caribbean Sea to the east and Chetumal Bay to the west, creating a biodiverse ecosystem made up of coral reefs (15 miles of protected reef), mangroves, rivers, lagoons, and bays. Sections of the beach connect to a network of protected mangroves where manatees frequent. The white-sand beach stretches for miles, and the offshore reef of nearby Banco Chinchorro is great for snorkeling, diving, and fishing. However, much of the sand has been eaten away by past hurricanes, narrowing the shore. Although that makes strolling a chore, the isolated location means you'll likely be alone on the beach. Waters are pristine and placid, making this one of the area's best spots for swimming, kayaking, or just a day in the sun. Amenities: food and drink. Best for: snorkeling; swimming.
- Address: Xcalak, Quintana Roo
- Location: Xcalak
- 80 Degrees: Fodor's Helps You Find Your Best Beach Vacation Spots
- Fodor's Go List 2014: Where we are going in 2014
- World Cup Fever: Start planning your trip to Brazil!
- Fodor's 100 Hotel Awards: Check out the winners of 2013
- Weekend Getaways: Fodor's Recommends the Best Weekend Escapes in the US
- Great American Vacation: Find Your Next U.S. Trip with Fodor's
Oaxaca is a most interesting city & area.
I arrived 3 days before my apartment was available due to a change of plans. I had planned on taking the bus down the coast to Puerto Escondido via Acapulco Read more
My husband and I were in Oaxaca for a week in early March. We are a couple who are 38 and 40 from New York, who love to travel independently. We've only been to Guatemala and Peru previously, Read more
Well I've been researching lots of possibilities for a family vacation for this coming November & decided to add your opinions to my final decision just in case I am overlooking something. Read more
· News & Features
For a lover of brews, there's no place quite like New Zealand. ... Read more
Phu Quoc, a fishing island in the Gulf of Thailand, is a quiet refuge of serene beaches, phenomenal seafood,... Read more
Travel is as much about the journey as the destination.... Read more