Had a great time snorkeling with XTC at Xcalak and captain George. It was an adventure getting there, but once we did the staff and the reef made it worth while. We had two stops and George allowed us ample time to explore each site. The reef was vibrant with coral and fish. George also took us to a river inlet to try and get a glimpse of Manatees. We didn't see any so we could have considered that as wasted time but feeling the warm sea breeze as we boated there and back was relaxing and therapeutic.
A word to any that may make the trek there. The roads are good but not well marked. Take the main road (309) between Tulum & Chetumal south out of Tulum. Approximately 170 km south of Tulum there is a well marked road to Mahahual (also now call Costa Maya), turn and go east on that road. Continue east on said road approximately 60 km, at that point there is an UNMARKED road going south to Xcalak which you want to take. If you miss the road there is a gas station approximately 1 -2 km beyond on the south side of the road. Watch for this gas station!. Turn around and go back west, the road is marked from this direction. DO NOT GO ALL THEY WAY INTO COSTA MAYA.
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