Beautiful beach Playa Xcalacoco just North of Playa del Carmen
Xcalacoco Beach is a well-kept public beach, used and visited by locals & residents of the surrounding communities of Lol Tun, Privanza del Mar, Lol Ka Tun, etc. Xcalacoco is located between two hotels, Le Reve Hotel & Spa, a small boutique hotel, and the Azul Fives Resort. However, the beach is usually quiet. Most of the guests of the resort stay in one of their several pools.
The water at Xcalacoco is often very calm and parts of the beach are rocky. Because Xcalacoco beach is public, there is no service, so you need to bring your own drinks, snacks, towels & chairs. Please take care of the environment, take your trash with you, and please don`t leave cigarette buds in the sand. A lifeguard should be on duty. For all who do want service, there is a public beach club of the Selvamar community close by.
How to get to Playa Xcalacoco from Playa del Carmen?
There is no public transportation, so you need to drive, but please note parking is very limited. Xcalacoco Beach, therefore, is perfect for all the people vacationing/living in the gated communities nearby like Lol Tun, Privanza del Mar, or Lol Ka Tun or El Cielo. With a bike, you need at the most 7 minutes to the beach. On your way stop at the convenience store called OxxO that sells everything you need for a beach day, including cold beer and water.
Driving Instructions to Xcalacoco Beach Playa del Carmen
Coming from Playa del Carmen drive on the 307-highway direction Cancun. Go past the entrance to Grand Coral/Nick Price Residences. At the traffic light (at the Coco-Cola factory), turn right on the road. Drive down the road. You will pass the gated communities of Lol Tun, Balam Tun (here you can find the convenience store OxxO), Privanza del Mar, and Lol Ka Tun until you come to the Azul Fives Resort. Follow the street and you will see a small public beach access. If you come to Le Reve Hotel & Spa you passed the entrance. As mentioned parking is very limited! But this also means, that not many people come to this beach.