Xcacel Beach, Cancun

4.4
#3 of 16 in Beaches in Cancun
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • If you like (truly) quiet beaches, head here. Yes, it doesn't open till 10am. Yes, it closes at 5pm or there about. Yes, they have rules about bringing food onto the beach. (You can take water and...  more »
  • Just got back from this beach. We had visited before, 50 pesos to enter. Were charged 88p each this time. Along the road leading in was sign after sign. No food, no music, no smoking, no alcohol...  more »

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