Punta Allen / Xcalak

Punta Allen is the largest village in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve at the end of the Boca Paila peninsula in Tulum.  It is a small Mayan fishing village of about 1,000 inhabitants and the only land access is via a 50 kilometer dirt road.


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There is a dock on the lagoon with a palapa roof. This is a good spot for watching the sunset and perhaps a feeding dolphin or crocodile. Punta Allen is a perfect base for bird-watchers; pelicans, pink spoonbills, frigates, mockingbirds, vultures and White Ibis nest nearby.

The Sian Ka’an Biosphere and Punta Allen draw bone fishermen from all over the world who enjoy the saltwater flats and fly-fishing. The village has only about 4-5 blocks of sandy streets going inland from the sea and is only about 6-7 streets wide. Punta Allen has 2 generators that run electricity to the village during two periods daily;
11am - 2pm and from 5pm - midnight.

The village has 4 mini markets, a frozen seafood store/house, a fresh seafood store/house, a produce store/house, a lobster co-op that makes ice, and a number of restaurants along the beachfront and scattered around town. 

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