Xcalak Attractions

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Xcalak is the place in the Costa Maya region of the Mexican Caribbean where people go to escape.  Life here is about leisurely activities that take away your worries, like fishing, sailing, and snorkeling. There are no attractions of note directly within this town, however, the whole of Quintana Roo awaits excitable explorers.  

Historical Sites

In case you enjoy experiencing the historical roots of a foreign country, you should consider visiting a historical site during your stay.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Chac Balam. It is situated 7.6 mi. South-Southwest of central Xcalak. Chac Balam is a small Maya community that existed in the area from around the year 600 AD to 900. However, it consists of all the major facets of a Maya city, including the main plaza and sacrificial alters.

Historic Sites Near Xcalak
Name Type Phone Location
Chac Balam Historical Site -- 7.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central Xcalak Ambergris Caye

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you want to enjoy part of your vacation out in the fresh air? You might be happy to learn the area has an interesting nature preserve nearby.

Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve and National Park is a great nature preserve located 5.7 mi. South of central Xcalak. A protected area and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve and National Park is a wildlife park and habitat that spans a diverse collection of habitats, allowing visitors to learn how varied the landscape of Belize truly is.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near Xcalak
Name Type Location
Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve and National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.7 mi. South of Central Xcalak Belize

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