Attractions in Xcalak

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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

Do you enjoy discovering the historical roots of countries you visit? If so, you should consider visiting a historical site during your stay.

A common landmark for vacationers is Chac Balam. It is found 7.6 mi. South-Southwest of central Xcalak. Visitors can come and explore the site, and take in the island Maya community. You will be able to explore the area and ask guides questions to gain a better understanding of how modern Maya cities really were.

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 spend part of your vacation seeing the local flaura and fauna? You might be happy to learn the area has a popular nature preserve nearby.

Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve and National Park is a nature preserve situated 5.7 mi. South of central Xcalak. Because of the diversity of the landscape, the population of flora and fauna is equally as varied. Some inhabitants include six species of cat that are native to Belize, manatees, crocodiles, and sea turtles.

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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