Telchac Puerto features a few stores that offer groceries, vegetables and fruit, a bakery and a half-dozen seafood restaurants, a small market and clinic, a tortillería (tortilla store), fried fish stands, a hardware store, a harbor that has a gas pump, and that’s about it.
There is a town plaza shaded by beautiful trees and a park with a children’s play area. During July and August, the plaza is especially folkloric as the fair is in town with booths offering foods, candy, all kind of goodies made out of coconut and mechanical rides.
The Patron Saint of Telchac is San Diego de Alcalá and the festivities take place during the month of November, with music, folkloric dance and other cultural traditional activities.
This quiet fishing village has many houses for rent. During the low season, from January to April, mostly tourists from North America occupy the villas. During summertime’s high season, locals escape the tremendous heat in Merida in favor of the cooler coastal breeze, therefore, rental prices for villas double in the summer.