Isla Tamalcab, The uninhabited virgin beach hidden in Chetumal Quintana Roo


Tamalcab, a virgin paradise of white sands and blue waters 9 km long

Today we are going to tell you a little about Tamalcab Island, which is a beautiful virgin beach located and hidden in the city of Chetumal.  

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Tamalcab Island is a small island that is almost uninhabited and has white sands and calm waters. 

The location of this incredible Island is within the Bay of Chetumal in front of the town of Calderitas, something that attracts the attention of international tourists and national visitors is the exotic tropical vegetation, which is composed of a low flood forest and patches of Medium jungle, having this vegetation in an excellent state of conservation and colors, makes it an ideal place to rest.

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Within its atypical fauna, spider monkeys, tepezcuintles, badgers, herons, ospreys stand out and in case you did not know it also has Mayan vestiges.

Tamalcab Island is approximately 8-9 kilometers long and a few hundred meters wide and you can find it just 15 minutes from Chetumal.

As its waters are not very deep and have a lot of marine life and fauna, you can have the opportunity to do and practice Snorkeling.


This place is ideal for you to spend an extremely peaceful time while listening to the typical noises of these islands and if you are lucky enough to spot any of the monkeys or animals that live there.

You can also enjoy sunsets that only a few people have managed to see from this point, since being a little uninhabited, visitors who come experience things that few people have experienced.

In addition to having extremely calm waters, you can do water activities such as:

    – Candle 

    – Kayaking 

    – Ride a pedal boat

If at the end of hunger it takes hold of you, there is a restaurant area where you can savor dishes such as breaded shrimp, dogfish empanadas, or butter crabs.


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What to do in Chetumal? The beautiful city located at the extreme end of the coast of the Caribbean Sea

What to do in Chetumal?  The beautiful city located at the extreme end of the coast of the Caribbean Sea

Take advantage of your time in Chetumal and soak up a bit of its culture

Today we are going to talk to you about what you can do in an incredible place located in Quintana Roo, the beautiful city of Chetumal.

Chetumal is located at the extreme end of the Caribbean Sea coast, it is the capital of the state of Quintana Roo and belongs to the Yucatan peninsula. It is located approximately 380 km south of the tourist center of Cancun, and 388 km southeast of Mérida, Yucatán.

If you are nearby or have a planned trip to Chetumal and you don’t know what places to visit in this incredible city, don’t worry, today we are going to bring you a top 4 of activities and places for you to visit the main sites of interest during your stay. in Chetumal.

# 1 Visit the chronicle house


If you are in a more cultural mood and want to continue learning more about the history and culture of the beautiful city of Chetumal through books, photos, original documents, and stories, the chronicle house is an excellent option.

The house of the chronicle is located in the Parque de Los Caimanes, which is the oldest in the capital, here you can find 16 sections in which you will learn everything about Chetumal, you will see topics from:

  – The foundation of Payo Obispo

  – The creation and restitution of the territory

  – Identity elements such as the shield, the typical chiclera costume 

  – The hymn to Quintana Roo

  – Education, daily life and the Anglo-Caribbean houses

  – Even the heritage of the city


Tuesday to Sunday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

# 2 Walk the Bay of Chetumal Boulevard


You want to see unique sunsets and enjoy the sea breeze, you cannot walk the boardwalk of this beautiful city, be on the Bahía Boulevard and walk the longest boulevard not only of Chetumal, but of the entire Yucatan peninsula, it is, without doubt, an experience that you have to live, yes or yes. 

Located in the center of the city, this place is ideal for people who want to relax, enjoy colorful sunsets, feel the sea breeze, breathe fresh air, take a bike ride, walk for a while, and admire the incredible sunrises. alone or with that special someone

During your walk you will come across different monuments, such as the “Monument to the Fisherman”, “Monument to the Renaissance” and the “Monument to the Flag”. It also has the Sculptural Corridor where you can admire sculptures by visual artists from different parts of the world. 

Did you know that Bahía Boulevard surrounds the beautiful Chetumal Bay, which was declared a Manatee Sanctuary?

# 3 Museum of Mayan Culture


The museum of the Mayan culture of Chetumal is a place that you cannot miss, if you go with your friends or your partner and want to know about the incredible Mayan culture, this museum is mandatory for you.

The Museum of Mayan Culture is one of the most complete museums in the Yucatan Peninsula. Inside it has replicas of representative pieces and models of different architectural styles, stelae, jewelry, paintings, as well as multimedia presentations and interactive machines. 

There is a permanent room that has three levels that allow you to know various aspects of the Mayan civilization such as earthly life, the underworld, and a celestial vault, all that revolves around the so-called Yaxché or ceiba, which is the representative tree and sacred to the Mayans.


Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm 

Sunday 09:00 – 14:00


$ 64 pesos general public

Residents of Quintana Roo, Sunday is free entry (Presenting Official ID)

# 4 Yook´ol Kaab Planetarium

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The last but not least place is the planetarium, in this incredible place you will discover the magic of the cosmos, from the moment you decide to visit this amazing place you will have fun while you spend it playing and doing activities about astronomy and science . 

The Yook’ol Kaab Planetarium has telescopes, a lunar telescope and a solar one, it also has a projection room with an advanced projection and sound system, where you can watch endless films, documentaries and shorts.


Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday 12:00 – 22:00


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Now that you go to Chetumal, you already know 4 interesting places that you can visit and take incredible pictures.


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