xcalacoco beach

Xcalacoco Beach

Xcalacoco Beach, located in Playa del Carmen, is one of the calmest spots in the area, and is perfect for unwinding and savoring the sand and sea.

xcalacoco beach
xcalacoco beach

Immerse yourself in Mayan culture by enjoying its natural spaces. Xcalacoco Beach is one of these cherished places where you can connect with nature’s energy. Walk on the warm sand and dip your feet into the Caribbean Sea

At this site, you can camp and enjoy delicious organic food and seafood brought to you straight from the sea. If you’re in the mood for something different, there are also hotels nearby. Xcalacoco proudly holds the Blue Flag distinction, singling it out as one of the area’s cleanest beaches.

Activities at Xcalacoco Beach 

At Xcalacoco Beach, indulge in various activities to make the most of your visit to this attraction. Cycle along the bike path and engage in ecological activities, such as swimming in nearby cenotes. Venture into the jungle and, after a temascal session, navigate the Maya River. You can also stroll along its extensive coastline to the pier and back, marveling at the natural beauty of its horizons. 

This beach is just a ten-minute drive from downtown Playa del Carmen. Xcalacoco, which means “twin coconuts” in the Mayan language, is an almost untouched beach whose charm continues to attract more tourists daily, leaving them in awe of this paradise.

Photo: Arkadij Schell | Vecteezy 

The advantage of its distance from downtown is that it can be enjoyed without crowds, yet it’s not so far as to be difficult to reach. Its waters are clean and clear, like most Caribbean beaches. Colorful fishes abound in the water, both near the whales and among the rocks, so bringing snorkeling gear is an excellent idea.

How to Get There

To reach Xcalacoco Beach, take the federal highway heading towards Cancún. At the junction, turn right and continue for approximately 10 minutes until you find the public entrance to Xcalacoco Beach.



Xcalacoco, Playa del Carmen, Q.R., México

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