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Top 10 non-fishing things to do at Acocote Eco Inn

Written by Rob Mukai on Nov. 25, 2015

So if you know me, the first thing I would want to do on a trip to Xcalak, Mexico would be to go out fly fishing for permit. Now I know that not everyone that comes down here wants to do that, or has a spouse or family that...

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Day Trips from Xcalak - Chacchoben Ruins

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 07, 2016

Overview

Chacchoben (Chalk-Choe Ben), was discovered by a Yucatec Mayan man named Serviliano Cohuo. in 1942. Serviliano built his home at the base of the Basamento and lived there as the honorary guard of the ruins...

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Day Trips from Xcalak - Tulum Ruins1

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 16, 2016

Overview

After Chichen Itza, Tulum is probably the most visited ruin in the Yucatan. You will likely see 30-40 tour buses in the parking lot but it is a very large site and can handle the crowds. There is a large...

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Day Trips from Xcalak - Coba

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 16, 2016

Overview

Again not quite a day trip. This is a ruin that is just west of Tulum. So it is more of a stop on the way driving from Cancun, or on your way back. Coba has the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan. It is also...

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Day Trips from Xcalak - Muyil

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 16, 2016

Overview

A bit of a misnomer as this is a ruin that is just south of Tulum. So it is more of a stop on the way driving from Cancun, or on your way back than a day trip. It is a smaller site. Compared to Tulum, or...

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Day Trips from Xcalak - Dzibanche

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 16, 2016

Overview

Dzibanche (jih-Bahn-chay), means “writing on wood”. It was so named because of the large wooden lintels that were found in one of the pyramids. Dzibanche was inhabited during the classic Mayan period, and...

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Day Trips from Xcalak - Kohunlich

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 16, 2016

Overview

Kohunlich (koh-Hoon-litch), is a Mayan derivation of Cohune Ridge. It was so named because of the Cohune palms that grew there. The original name of the site is unknown. The site was initially settled as...

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Day Trips from Xcalak - Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve Tour

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 06, 2017

Overview

This one is actually not a day-trip per se, but is something to consider on the drive down or back to Cancun if you have some extra time. The Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is a huge protected area south of...

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Day Trips from Xcalak - Casa de los Venados

Written by Rob Mukai on Nov. 03, 2017

Overview

A very cool private Mexican Folk Art Collection in the colonial city of Valladolid. There are over 3,000 pieces in an 18,000 sq. ft. private home. This huge private home took 10 years to renovate and is...

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Day Trips from Xcalak - Vidrio Soplado Mexicano

Written by Rob Mukai on Dec. 22, 2017

Overview

I have been having a difficult time keeping in Roberita glasses. Over time, they get broken, and the only place I know of to get rather unremarkable margarita glasses is at a hotel supply store in Cancun....

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Day Trips from Xcalak - Ek Balam Ruins

Written by Rob Mukai on Jul. 23, 2018

Overview

So a bit of a misnomer as this is not really a day-trip from Xcalak, but it is an option on the drive down from Cancun. If you arrive early enough you can get to Valladolid in about an hour and half to 2 hours....

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Day Trips from Xcalak - Cenote Zaci

Written by Rob Mukai on Jul. 26, 2018

Review

This is a quick one, the restaurant overlooking the Cenote Zaci in the middle of Valladolid is a great place for lunch. They have a full Yucatecan menu with specialties like Queso Relleno and cochinita pibil....

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Day Trips from Xcalak - Calakmul

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 01, 2018

So this is cheating a bit. This is probably not a day trip from Xcalak for most people. It took us about 6 hours one way to get there from Xcalak. When I was first researching it, google maps said 6 hours, and I couldn't...

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Day Trips from Xcalak - Oxtankah Ruins

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 15, 2018

Overview

After cheating a bit on this blog calling Calakmul a "Day-trip", this is truly a day-trip from Xcalak. If you are in Chetumal and have some...

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