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Xcalak

Listed under Villages in Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico.

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Only about 400 people live in Xcalak, though that's changing at quite a rapid rate as word spreads about this pocket of peace and quiet in the midst of cruise ship shore leave mecca. That we're writing about it as being one of the last bastions of unspoiled Yucatán Peninsula means that it won't be for long, but for the time being this little town, nicely positioned right beside the snorkellers and divers dream: the Great Mayan Reef, offers something that a lot of other towns can't: no cruise ship visitors.

There's fly fishing.  And a lagoon fringed with mangroves to explore by kayak.  Check conditions before you commit to going out on the reef - the outer regions were more damaged by Hurricane Dean.

American companies are investing though...

Written by  Blair Metcalfe.

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