What Activites are there in Xcalak?


A chain of reefs, part of the second largest barrier reef system in the world is off the Costa Maya coast. Xcalak is behind this reef, which appears as a patchwork of rippling turquoise and blue. Because of the protection of the reef only small waves cares the shoreline. This makes it an excellent place to swim snorkel or fish from shore or in a small boat. For the experienced diver the reef offers an underwater garden of corrals and sponges inhabited by multicolored fish, sea turtles, dolphins and other exciting marine life. Visibility can reach 210 feet in some places.


The Costa Maya region offers fishermen two completely different types of enjoyments. There is sport fishing off shore just beyond the reef and fly-fishing in the protected waters. Off shore just beyond the reef the water becomes deep quickly. So it is not a long boat ride.

Chetumal is the largest city in the area. It is just a boat ride across lagoon from Xcalak The city is very proud of its the Mayan Culture Museum. Locals love to take walks on front street as shown here in the photo. You can enjoy restaurant and local shopping. This area is rich in History which goes back to the days of Columbus and before. This is an old Spanish fort in the area which dates back to 1729. Spanish came to the area in 1545.
There are Mayan ruins to explore. Some of the best found any where in the world are in the Xcalak area. The Chetumal Mayan Culture Museum explains much that is known about the local ruins as well as much about Mayan Culture.
You can enjoy a day trip to Belize through the Mangroves.
You can visit Bacalar Lagoon which 34 miles long. Sometime the lagoon is called the Lagoon of seven colors
Vacation with us at a very affordable price and enjoy what you see here. Click on Photo for details about the inn.
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Stop in and see me at Roatan Airport location. Be sure to ask for Sparky
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