Xpu Ha Attractions

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Uncrowded, unspoiled, and unhurried is the best way to describe Xpu Ha.  The beach, which is calm and clean is the main attraction, and other then a few hotels, restaurants, and shops, there is not much else to see.  If sightseeing is important to you, it is recommended that you enjoy the peace and solitude of accommodations in this area of the Mexican Caribbean, but take a short drive up the coast to larger resort towns like Puerto Aventuras for more activity. 


Playa X-Puha

There are several beaches to visit in and around the area. Just click on the beach names for more information concerning that specific beach.

Playa X-Puha: Sometimes a day spent at the beach is meant to be overfilled with activities, fun, and games. If that is your plan for a day (or more) when you're vacationing in the Mexican Caribbean, Playa X-Puha is for you This beach is a happening place with a huge amount of amenities, dining and shopping opportunities, and even places to rent equipment for watersports.

Another alternative worth considering is Half Moon Bay Beach. A small protected inlet that keeps waters calm and supports a rich underwater marine habitat, Half Moon Bay Beach is a great spot for snorkeling, but it is quiet and relaxing enough that you can spend a day relaxing on the shore as well.

Playa Akumal: After exiting off Caretta Federal 307, your drive to the coast and to Playa Akual will be a short one, mostly through a residential part of town.

Xpu Ha and the surrounding areas offer many other beaches. Those interested can get more details here.


In case you enjoy expanding your knowledge of other cultures and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in Xpu Ha.

One popular destination is Cedam Museum. It is located in Puerto Aventuras, 2.9 mi. Northeast of central Xpu Ha. History buffs and anyone interested in the maritime past of Puerto Rico will want to take a visit to the Cedam Museum. The museum features exhibits that will take visitors through the naval history of the island, and more specifically the La Gloria area.

The following chart summarizes more information about a museum nearby.

Museums Near Xpu Ha
Name Phone Location
Cedam Museum -- Puerto Aventuras, 2.9 mi. Northeast of Central Xpu Ha Mexico

Natural Attractions

Aktun Chen Cave System

Vacationers who like being outside might enjoy visiting Tajmahal Cenote. The Tajmahal Cenote is a popular spot in the Mexican Caribbean for those who thrill in cavern and cave diving.

Another option that you might enjoy is Kantun Chi Eco Park. An ecopark that delves into the world of the ancient Maya, Kantun Chi allows guests to explore mystical caverns and swim in underground lakes.

Xpu Ha has other natural attractions. For more information about this specific topic, go to this page.


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