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 like learning some of the history of foreign countries? If that's the case, you should consider visiting a historical site while on vacation in Xcalak.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit 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 hope to enjoy more of your vacation outdoors? You may be happy to learn the area has a popular nature preserve nearby.

Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve and National Park is a nature preserve found 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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