The small fishing village of Mahahual will be the perfect place to enjoy your dream vacation, with no worries and away from the busy life in the big cities. This small fishing village has the only cruise pier to the south of the state of Quintana Roo, because it is a strategic point from which you will be able to take a strategic tour along the coast, where adventures abound. Start the day surfing the lagoon which is born from the breakwater formed by the reef. Plunge into its turquoise waters, dive and discover unimaginable beauty.
Those who love the ocean and adventure will find themselves 20 minutes away from the coast by sea in an underwater paradise, Banco Chinchorro, the largest coral atoll in the country. In its inner lagoon emerge mangrove covered keys that provide refuge to a large variety of flora and fauna. You will be able to swim around them and admire from fish and turtles, to dolphins and sharks, among the remains of shipwrecks from all time periods.
Punta Herrero is a place of extraordinary natural wealth. Within an hour of Mahahual, touring jungle and sand paths, you will arrive at the place that is part of the Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka’an, a world heritage site. On your way back, stop at Ubero, beach club, where you will eat delicious food. But if you like to dive, visit Xcalak, the last spot in our country. This double broken place was settled in the late nineteenth century by federal troops looking for an access from the Caribbean Ocean at the end of the War of Castes. Discover a small railway and remains of steam engines, faithful witnesses of that colonization. With specialized guides, go diving in the National Reef Park and visit La Poza or the caverns, you will be amazed! From Xcalak, by boat or kayak, you will reach La Aguada, an area full of mangroves where beautiful migratory birds nest.
Xcalak is one of the few and last pristine beaches on the Mexican Caribbean, located just 37 miles from Mahahual. The great diversity of flora and fauna found in this area, along with the marine environment, make Xcalak a tourist destination with truly unforgettable landscapes; also considered as a paradise for nature lovers, and those who enjoy diving, fishing and snorkeling.
Stop at the observation tower in Pajaros Island, where over 401 species of birds come together! But if what you want is a jungle experience, you must go to Uchben Kah, an ecotourism park, former storage facility used by the Mayans to take out tint stick wood which the English pirates exchanged for weapons, and which was later used to deliver fine wood and gum to be taken to Chetumal by way of the lagoon of Bacalar, the estuary of Chac and the Hondo River until it reached Chetumal, which now has been turned into an eco tourism park where you will be able to participate in countless activities.