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Xcalak is a village of approximately 400 inhabitants on the
Caribbean coast of Mexico. Xcalak is one of the last unspoiled
stretches of Mexican Caribbean located on the Southern end of
the Costa Maya. The world's second largest barrier reef passes
just off-shore from Xcalak and it is also a departure point for
dive trips to the Chinchorro Banks atoll reef system. It is
designated a Mexican national reef preserve and is an excellent
site for snorkeling, scuba diving and fly fishing. It is 60km South
of Mahahual, Mexico, the site of a new large cruise ship pier,
and just north of the border with Belize. This section of coast is
now being developed by the tourism industry and has a growing
number of Americans and other expatriates investing in beach
front property north of town. However, development is nowhere
close to the degree of development of its Northern cities Cancún
and Playa del Carmen.

History
The first settlements in the region date from the pre-Hispanic
time. Nearby are the ruins of the Mayan city of Xcalak, where
the name of the town comes from. These ruins though are not
much compared to those at places like Uxmal and Chichen Itza.
In May of 1900, the Navy of Mexico established the village of
Xcalak as a control post of the zone. There the first shipyard of
the Mexican Caribbean was constructed.
During the 1900's, the area became a major population area,
with a significant production of Coco that reached up to 300
tons monthly.
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