Cancun and Playa del Carmen are amazing places for vacations. But, if you are looking for some incredible secluded holidays in Mexico, then Xcalak is what you are looking for. With amazing scuba diving activities, lush vegetation, secretive beaches and tranquility all around, this spectacular village looks like paradise on earth. If you want to experience something different from your usual beach vacations, then let us walk you through some place that is one of a kind.
Xcalak counts approximately 375 inhabitants and is located some
250 miles south of Cancun. It is right next to Belize and in front of the
second largest coral reef in the world, making it a unique diving destination during your holidays in Mexico.
It is quite rural and far from what we could call “progress”, but this is
exactly what makes Xcalak special. You can relax, forget about your worries,
get in touch with your inner self, yet you can take advantage of all the water
activities this little village offers. Here, you will be able to see a
different way of living, where humanity and nature coexist in peace and
|Canal de Zaragoza, Xcalak|
Diving and snorkeling are obviously Xcalak’s forte, due to its privileged location on the Mexican Caribbean coast. Deepening in these warm and turquoise waters is just a dream come true, especially if it is snowing at home. The most popular dive center is XTC Dive Center, which always receives very good reviews.
|Diving is the main activity in Xcalak|
Xcalak is pure Mexico to its full extent. It offers friendly restaurants as well as a few great lodging options for travelers who are curious about vacationing in a different way and explore rural and beautiful Mexico.
Being quite a remote location, you will find amazingly fresh food and real Mexican flavours. However, do not expect particularly stylish restaurants. Yet, we are sure you will get addicted to fresh fish ceviche and tacos. Some interesting options are Leaky Palapa Restaurants, Xcalak Caribe, and Mermaid Cafe.
Xcalak features some small and friendly hotels, nothing like the luxurious accomodations of Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Nevertheless, you will be able to get a good rest and enjoy this amazing village. Some options are Playa Sonrisa, Costa de Coco, and Hotel Tierra Maya.
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