Telchac Puerto is a small town in the state of Yucatán, located on the Gulf of Mexico, with a beautiful white sand beach. Its location, just an hour away from Mérida, makes it the perfect place to combine a trip with the attractions of a charming colonial city and a nice beach destination, where the heat is enjoyed all year round.
Telchac Puerto is part of what is known as the Emerald Coast of Yucatán, a succession of communities and beaches that stretch for 98 km, with less than 2 hours of travel by car, if you don’t make stops. Some of the places you can visit along this coast are San Crisanto, Dzilam de Bravo, Dzilam González and Chabihau.
One of the main attractions of Telchac Puerto is its natural beauty. You can enjoy the calm and clear waters of the sea, ideal for swimming or snorkeling. You can also visit the nearby lagoons, such as Rosada and Xcambó, where you can see flamingos and other birds. Xcambó is also an archaeological site where you can admire the remains of a Maya city that was dedicated to salt production.
Another place worth visiting is Sayachaltún, a nature reserve where you can kayak through mangroves and learn about the local flora and fauna. You can also enjoy a delicious meal of fresh seafood and regional dishes.
If you are interested in marine life, you can visit the Museo del Mar (Sea Museum), a private and governmental effort to provide the community with a cultural and educational space. The museum has exhibits of shells, corals, fossils and other marine specimens, as well as interactive activities for children.
Telchac Puerto is a quiet and relaxing destination that offers you the opportunity to enjoy nature, culture and history. It is also a great option to escape from the crowds and noise of other more popular beaches. If you are looking for a hidden paradise in Yucatán, Telchac Puerto is waiting for you.