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Xcalak Beach

Is the beach at Xcalak good for walking, or are there barriers like rock outcrops or walls that get in the way?

What's the surf like? Mellow, rough, or somewhere in between?

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Hello Barnito,

I've been to Xcalak five times, and there are no wide pink sand beaches (like in Playa del Carmen / Tulum / Cancun). Additionally, most of the area's small resorts and homes are very close to the water & the un-inhabited areas are not maintained - so they will have seaweed & trash that washed up. There is very little surf in most locations, the reef is too high for it to make it to shore.

(I realize that I'm painting a poor picture - but, I want to be honest).

When we are staying near Xcalak, I walk daily along the beaches, but there are segments where I slip on a pair of crocs or sandals.

Most properties with resorts / homes do clean their beaches.

Xcalak is far more remote and undeveloped - which is a big part of the draw. I know of at least one nice sandy beach between Mahahual and Xcalak, but you would have to drive to get to it.

Additionally - most of the properties (in Xcalak) have sea grass near shore. Depending on the resort / residence, there are docks or paths through the grass to the open water & snorkeling areas.

If I have made it sound like all of this is a problem - let me also tell you that it is my favorite part of the Yucatan & my wife and I go there regularly!

Happy Travels! - Phil

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