Planning Your Visit
Planning your visit to Xcalak starts here. Decide when to visit and what you want to do. From Cancun, you’re best bet is to rent a car and drive to Xcalak, but if you’re budget doesn’t allow it there’s also a bus. Look below to find out about restaurants, food, and grocery trucks in Xcalak.
See the best accommodations in Xcalak complete with pictures + details.
There are less than 20 places to stay in Xcalak, and it’s worth comparing to discover which ones fit your travel style.
Before booking your stay at a beach hotel in Xcalak, there are a few important things you should know about staying on the beach.
Getting to Xcalak is easiest by renting a car and driving. The trip realistically takes between 6 and 7 hours (even if Google Maps says it only takes 5).
There isn’t just one “best” time to visit Xcalak. The best time depends on your priorities.
Don’t waste time searching for your hotel. Don’t drive past your accommodation. Don’t spend even 1 extra cramped-up minute in your car.
Without grocery stores in Xcalak, the locals rely on entrepreneurs who’ve outfitted their pickup trucks to carry a plethora of fresh and packaged goods.
Xcalak has a population of only 400 locals plus a few lucky expats, so it shouldn’t come as a shock that the selection of restaurants in Xcalak is limited. Don’t worry, it’s quality over quantity.
We’ve put together a list of more than 40 things to do in Xcalak.