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Port Description

Calica, Mexico

This gateway to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is just a short hop from Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Nearby, eco-tourism parks Xcaret and Xel-Ha delight visitors with a wealth of natural attractions. Xcaret’s butterfly pavilion is aflutter with Orange Long Wing Julias and Gulf Fritillaries; the aviary houses toucans, macaws, and flamingoes, and protected lagoons invite snorkeling, scuba diving, or snuba-ing (shallow diving without the tank). Xel-Ha offers close encounters of the animal kind--from snorkel face-offs with tropical fish in the Bay of Caprices to swimming with six resident dolphins or observing turtle hatchlings scurry toward the sea.