If you need to find a fishing guide, we can hook you up. If you want to try your hand at DIY fly fishing, we can point you in the right direction there as well. If you want to see our reef restoration project we can show you how to get there. If you want to take a break from the beach, we can point you to some Mayan Ruins, Cenotes, or other things to do in the area. Feel free to ask.
After 30 years engaging with water around the globe, Xcalak marks the spot where we, Innkeepers Rob and Leisa Mukai, have settled on a home body of water – a stretch of Caribbean, nestled inside the Great Mayan Reef. The manatees, dolphins, rays, turtles and all the gorgeous tropical fish that swim among coral heads just wading distance from Acocote Eco Inn’s door, are protected by Xcalak National Reef Park.
The name ‘Acocote Eco Inn’ represents our commitment to our guests and to the environment. Acocote is an old word for dahlia, the national flower of Mexico. Long ago, the acocote served the indigenous people as a portable sanctuary. Acocote provided food, water, beauty, and comfort to travelers adventuring far afield of home which is also our commitment to our guests. We are equally committed to protecting this fragile environment. Acocote Eco Inn is 100% off the grid; utilizing solar, septic, and reclaimed water, minimizing our carbon footprint.
By the way, our tag line: “Unplug. Recharge.” Doesn’t mean you can’t bring your electronics with you, we do have power and internet connectivity, but you can minimize your carbon footprint staying with us completely unplugged from the grid. Being in such a secluded and pristine location, allows you to relax and unwind the stresses of work life and recharge your spirit.
~ Rob and Leisa
Xcalak is located at the southernmost point in the Costa Maya just 7 miles north of the Belize border. It was home to a pre-Columbian town of the same name. And to this day you can occasionally find potsherds on the beach (Catch and Release only please). The Great Mayan Reef (second largest in the world) runs just off shore and is a protected marine park (Xcalak Reefs National Park). World class salt water fly fishing is minutes away, where you have a legitimate shot at a flats grand slam (bonefish, tarpon, permit) on any given day. Scuba diving along the reef is spectacular with dozens of dive spots within a few minutes boat ride. Xcalak is also the jumping off point to Banco Chinchorro, one of only 4 coral atolls in the Caribbean with pristine coral reefs to dive on or fish. Closer to home, snorkeling just off our beach gets you to beautiful coral heads, marine life, within yards of shore, in bathtub warm water.
Free On-Site Parking
Free Drinking Water
Coffee and Tea in Room
Full Kitchen in Every Suite
with Fridge, stove/oven, sink
– Breakfast Cereal
– Breakfast bars
– Pots pans and silverware
– Ground fresh coffee with French press
Folds out into Queen bed