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Xcacel Beach

Highway 307 | Between Chemuyil and Xel-Ha, Mexico
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Quiet bliss

Beautiful local beaches that the turtles clearly love. Plenty of parking and loads of space but... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Bedford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Beautiful beach

Our family enjoyed spending an afternoon relaxing here and playing in the waves. It's a terrific... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
via mobile
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Highway 307 | Between Chemuyil and Xel-Ha, Mexico

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful local beaches that the turtles clearly love. Plenty of parking and loads of space but little shade so take a parasol!! Fabulous sea but that can have strong currents so be sure to swim where the locals do but don't count on the life...More

Thank Cwakey
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Our family enjoyed spending an afternoon relaxing here and playing in the waves. It's a terrific beach because it has soft white sand, the water is shallow, and there's enough surf to have fun in without it being dangerous. The cenote makes for a refreshing...More

Thank AcornMan
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This is a beach and a little cenote (X'cacelito) connected by a well kept (but primal state) sand road surrounded by jungle. Away from Playa del Carmen or Tulum's noise, with nothing but showers and bathrooms, you truly are departing from the usual way. To...More

2  Thank Es7ebanLV
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is a wonderful beach where turtles lay their eggs down and that's the reason why nobody is allowed to build another boring same old same old resort. this is the place where nature and humanity cooperate at it's best. The family looking after this...More

Thank Mauro A
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Recently in Akumal and a fellow condo resident told me about this beach. It was indeed beautiful and with few amenities, but hardly sparsely populated. Admittedly, we went on a Sunday morning and the sea was too rough to swim--folks were surfing in fact! But...More

Thank KASCleveland2
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on our way back to playa del carmen from a visit to Tulum. The beach is long and you can find a few areas where you will be the only people around. Its fairly quite. There is quite a bit of seaweed on...More

1  Thank funk74
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Based on the reviews on TripAdvisor I expected the beach to be more quiet. Still, the beach is beautiful and good for snorkeling (the reef is on the left side).

2  Thank HannekeLeonie
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I hesitate to say how lovely this beach is, to keep it a secret- but it seems the word is already out. More people than in previous years, but still very quiet by local standards. I first came here 2 decades ago, and it still...More

1  Thank apacheChatham_ma_
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The beach is isolated from the crowds and considered a natural conservational beach. This is the most beautiful beach we visited while in the Riviera Maya. If you are looking for a Virgin and secluded Beach this place is the place to go! This beach...More

1  Thank Maria F
Reviewed 13 February 2017

if you like untouched beauty go there, there is no restaurant, bar or anything of that sort which makes it magical. THere is a Cenote 50m from the sea which is amazing to see... very pretty...

1  Thank bitzinsuisse
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6 December 2016|
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Response from AndreaK2222 |
Thank you so much for your help Jerry and Cesar! :) Andrea
24 October 2015|
Response from Janet L |
It is free. The beach is very natural, not many tourists but also no shade. The cenote is a 5 minute walk down the beach and into the jungle and is just a quiet shady spot with pristine water.