Xcacel-Xcacelito Sea Turtle Sanctuary

Tulum

Located in the municipality of Tulum, this natural jewel of Quintana Roo has fostered for two decades the conservation of species of sea turtles such as the cahuama and white.

The Xcacel-Xcacelito Sea Turtle Sanctuary was declared a Protected Natural Area with the category of Zone Subject to Ecological Conservation since 1998 and a ditch with an area of ​​362 hectares that includes jungle and beach.

Its beaches have various types of protected vegetation such as the kuká palm forest (Pseudophoenix sargentti), the chit palm forest (Thrinax radiata) and the mangrove ecosystems (red mangrove Rhizophora mangle, black mangrove Avicennia germinans, white mangrove Laguncularia racemosa and buttonwood Conocarpus erectus)

It is possible to visit this sanctuary and nesting area every day of the year. During your visit you will be able to enjoy one of the most virgin beaches in the area, however, it is important to mention that you must be responsible with the environment and use only biodegradable sunscreen or repellants to damage the ecosystem.
Located in the municipality of Tulum, this natural jewel of Quintana Roo has fostered for two decades the conservation of species of sea turtles such as the cahuama and white.

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The Xcacel-Xcacelito Sea Turtle Sanctuary was declared a Protected Natural Area with the category of Zone Subject to Ecological Conservation since 1998 and a ditch with an area of ​​362 hectares that includes jungle and beach.

Its beaches have various types of protected vegetation such as the kuká palm forest (Pseudophoenix sargentti), the chit palm forest (Thrinax radiata) and the mangrove ecosystems (red mangrove Rhizophora mangle, black mangrove Avicennia germinans, white mangrove Laguncularia racemosa and buttonwood Conocarpus erectus)

It is possible to visit this sanctuary and nesting area every day of the year. During your visit you will be able to enjoy one of the most virgin beaches in the area, however, it is important to mention that you must be responsible with the environment and use only biodegradable sunscreen or repellants to damage the ecosystem.

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