The Riviera Maya Sights

X'cacel Beach

  • Carretera 307, Km 248 Map It
  • Akumal
  • Beach–Sight

Updated 02/19/2015

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About 10 km (6 miles) south of Akumal, this beach (also written Xca-Cel), has white powdery sand and a nearby cenote that can be accessed through a jungle path to your right. Snorkeling is best on the beach's north end. To reach it from Carretera 307, turn at the dirt road that runs between Chemuyil and Xel-Há. The route is blocked by a guard who will charge you M$30 to enter; after paying, simply continue on to the beach itself. From May through November, this area is reserved for turtle nesting. Avoid stepping on any raised mounds of sand as they could be turtle nests. Note that the beach road is open daily from 9–5. Amenities: parking (free); toilets. Best for: snorkeling; solitude.

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Carretera 307, Km 248, Akumal, Quintana Roo, 77760, Mexico

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Updated 02/19/2015


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