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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 - San Filipe Museum Bacalar

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 07, 2016

Overview

San Filipe Museum in Bacalar is located in San Filipe Fort on the main square of the Pueblo Magico. It overlooks Bacalar lagoon, the lagoon of 7 colors. The fort itself was built in 1733 to defend the town...

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Cenotes - Grand Cenote

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 14, 2016

Our Visit

Located just outside of Tulum on the road to Coba, Gran Cenote has probably the nicest facilities of any of the cenotes we have been to. They have clean changing rooms, and lockers. The grass is manicured....

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Cenotes - Cenote Calavera/Temple of Doom

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 14, 2016

Our Visit

This cenote is very close to Tulum (walking distance from the San Francisco grocery store) on the road to Coba. Calavera means skull and it's obvious why. It has a large opening and two small openings....

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Cenotes - Zacil Ha

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 14, 2016

Our Visit

This is on the road to Coba out of Tulum. We actually didn’t go into this one. Just checked it out and took some pictures, so I can’t tell you about the water temp. Though a good guess would be around 70...

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Cenotes - Car Wash

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 14, 2016

Our Visit

Located on the road to Coba out of Tulum. We actually didn’t go in to this one. It is a surface cenote that taxi driver’s used to use to wash their cars. When we arrived, the water was a murky green that...

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Cenotes - Dos Ojos

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 14, 2016

Our Visit

About mid-way between Akumal and Tulum on highway 307 on the west side of the road is a clump of cenotes centered on Dos Ojos (or two eyes). It is a bit confusing, since when you come off of the highway...

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Cenotes - Casa Cenote

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 14, 2016

Our Visit

Casa Cenote is a few minutes north of Tulum off of 307 on Tankah bay. It is a surface cenote and because it is on the east side it is very close to the ocean and the water definitely has some salt in it....

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Cenotes - Jaguar Cenote

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 14, 2016

Our Visit

Jaguar is on the bumpy road to Dos Ojos. We didn’t actually go in but were able to take some pictures. It had a couple of platforms to jump in as well as a zip line. If I had to guess, it is about the same...

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Cenotes - Yax Kin

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 14, 2016

Our Visit

We actually didn’t get to swim here because we couldn’t find anyone taking money. But we were able to take some pictures. It is a pretty large surface cenote with crystal clear water. Looks like it would...

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Cenotes - 7 Bocas

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 14, 2016

Our Visit

7 Bocas is on the Ruta de los cenotes. You pick it up heading west from Puerto Morelos. This one is a cavern cenote that goes up to 500 feet deep. Definitely try going close to mid-day as most of the bocas...

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Cenotes - Jardin del Eden (Garden of Eden)

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 14, 2016

Our Visit

Jardin del Eden is in a group of four cenotes just south of Puerto Aventuras across from the Barcelo Maya Hotel. It has a couple of smaller pools and one main pool. The main cenote has two areas to do some...

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Cenotes - Cenote Azul

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 14, 2016

Our Visit

Cenote Azul is right next door to Jardin del Eden on 307 near Puerto Aventuras. We actually didn’t go into the water there, although I am sure it is similar to Jardin del Eden. The reason was we couldn’t...

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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 - Mayan Cultural Museum

Written by Rob Mukai on Aug. 17, 2016

Overview

The Mayan Cultural Museum is located in downtown Chetumal. Its right off the main drag or Avenida Heroes right next to the market. It has two floors and air conditioning, which is a godsend if you have been...

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Restaurant Review - Asadero El Pollo

Written by Rob Mukai on Sep. 18, 2016

So I am a bit of a foody, and one of the things I like is finding out of the way eateries that are punching way above their weight class. Sometimes it’s a pastry cart in Bangkok, or an Oden cart in Tokyo on a winter’s day that...

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The Cenote Report

Written by Rob Mukai on Sep. 18, 2016

Cenotes are sink holes. The geology of the Yucatan is of a lot of limestone, with all flowing fresh water underground in systems of caves and underground rivers. The caves contain stalactites and stalagmites as water filters...

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Day trips - Rancho 5KM

Written by Rob Mukai on Dec. 01, 2016

This is one that you can come to on the way to the Inn as well as on a day-trip. Rancho 5KM, is surprise, 5KM from the turn off of 307. So as you pass Limones on 307 and make the turn west on the Cafetal Road, at the 5KM...

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Day trips - Pedro Santos

Written by Rob Mukai on Dec. 01, 2016

The little town of Pedro Santos is just a few Kilometers south of the Cafetal Road turnoff to Mahahual and Xcalak. It is on 307 heading toward Chetumal. So if you are going on a day trip to the Mayan ruins at...

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Restaurant Review - Savora Bakhalal

Written by Rob Mukai on Dec. 30, 2016

If you are on a daytrip to Bacalar, or to the ruins at Dzibanche and you want to get some good food. Give Savora Bakhalal a try. It is an Italian...

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Restaurant Review - Porque No Gelato

Written by Rob Mukai on Dec. 31, 2016

Right on the main square in Bacalar, there is a small gelato shop called Porque No (means Why Not?). And indeed why not get a hand made gelato or sorebeto made with fresh fruit, on a hot day in Bacalar. If you are in...

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San Pedro, Belize - Day Trips from Xcalak, Mexico

Written by Rob Mukai on Jan. 28, 2017

Overview

So Xcalak is only 7 miles from the border with Belize. You can take a panga from Xcalak and an hour and a half later you are in San Pedro.

San Pedro, is a hopping town and one of the biggest tourist...

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Los Rapidos – Day Trips from Xcalak, Mexico

Written by Rob Mukai on Apr. 30, 2017

Located at mile marker 8 KM on route 307 between Chetumal and Bacalar is the restaurant at Los Rapidos. It is located on a creek that connects the Xul-ha Lagoon and Bacalar lagoon. The difference in elevation is enough to...

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Daytrips from Xcalak – El Palmar Balneario

Written by Rob Mukai on Jun. 16, 2017

Overview

Palmar is an interesting little place that is not in your normal tourist literature. This is not sparkling white elegance on the beach. It is way off the beaten track, but if you are going to [Kohunlich](...

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Daytrips from Xcalak - Butterfly farm

Written by Rob Mukai on Jun. 29, 2017

Overview

I have been driving by this sign that says “Butterfly Farm” on the Cafetal road just 4 KM after the turn from 307 for a long time. I've always wondered what it was about. It is before the [Rancho 5KM](...

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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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