This small territory of Quintana Roo is one of the most incredible that you can visit if you like scuba diving, tranquility and sports or water activities.
Xcalak Quintana Roo
Very close to the Costa Maya you will find Xcalak, an unexploited territory that you will like. Although it is a very small territory with barely 500 inhabitants, it has prospered greatly since its creation at the beginning of the 20th century. n at the beginning of the 20th century.
Despite its size, Xcalak is a fishing village that has managed to flourish, growing economically thanks to tourism, water sports, sport fishing, among other highly demanded entertainments.
As it is still almost virgin, there are many tourists who decide to come to see its beautiful coasts and the hidden treasures in them. The second largest coral reef in the world is located there, the Great Mayan Reef. That is why you will find a great offer to rent diving equipment or the necessary for snorkeling.
We recommend you to go to the tourist office on the town’s boardwalk, where they will give you detailed information as well as offer you a variety of tours to visit the most characteristic spots of Xcalak and its surroundings.
Xcalak Reefs National Park
It was inaugurated in 2000 and is administered by the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas. It is the perfect place for all diving lovers. If you’ve been desperately waiting for your summer vacation so you could find a place that’s really worth it, you’ve got it.
The Xcalak Reefs National Park is part of the Mesoamerican Reef System, one of the largest and most beautiful that can exist in the world. In the Natural Reserve where it is located you can observe the different natural formations that have been created over the years.
These are caverns, caves, corals, all being part of the natural habitat of different species of fauna and flora, which gives a magical aura to the territory. For the most inexperienced or those who are afraid of the depths, there are ideal areas for snorkeling.
But if you’ve been saving up for an experience you’ll never forget, the areas where you’ll be scuba diving are varied. For example, for beginners there is La Pozeta, with 10 and 15 meters deep where you will see lobsters, among other marine animals.
We move on to the next level of difficulty, La Poza, a channel inhabited by fish that are only found in South America. Finally, the most experienced will be able to descend more than 25 meters deep in La Chimenea. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Xcalak, one of the best places to practice professional diving in Quintana Roo.
Another must-see is Xcalak beach. It is another beach of white sand and crystalline waters, but with the advantage that it is located in a barely crowded territory like other parts of the Mexican Caribbean.