Combine Mayan history with beach hopping with the new Tulum-Xcacel trip from Thomas More Travel on Fridays. The ancient cliff top city of Tulum is one of the most spectacular archaeological sites in the Maya World and the idyllic stretch of white sand at Xcacel is the last virgin beach in the Riviera Maya.

After a guided tour of Tulum it’s a short drive north to Xcacel. A track leads through the forest, mangroves and palm grove to this picture-perfect beach. Cool off in the Caribbean, go for a stroll and visit the cenote hidden in the mangroves. Peaceful and breathtakingly beautiful, this is a place to celebrate nature.

Due to its importance as a turtle-nesting site, the Quintana Roo state government designated it as a turtle sanctuary in 1998, thus protecting it from development. There is a turtle camp at the site and volunteers patrol the beach at night during the summer on the look out for nests.

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