Chac Mool Beach: Fun and Relaxation In Cancún
Cancún and Its Extensive Menu of Seductive Beaches
The “Chac Mool” is a type of Mesoamerican sculpture representing a human figure lying down and reclining on its back, holding a small bowl in its hands.
Initially conceived by the ancestral Mexican “Toltec” culture and visually recognizable in the areas where the historical “Post-Classic” era Maya culture developed in the Yucatán Peninsula.
Both ancestral cultures came to share social elements, and one of them materialized in the “Chac Mool.”
Archaeologists found “Chac Mools” in places where ceremonial rites were carried out.
The rock sculptures fulfilled the function of containing the ritual offering products that priestly individuals made in those temples where this anthropomorphic figure existed.
Some specialized researchers place it as a deity that had the faculty to transport itself and transcend in time.
Certainly, the “Chac Mool” managed to travel through time. Is That for real? Sure.
Historians and archaeologists not only found representations of this character in different areas of Mexico where other ancient cultures employed it. The Chac Mool also traveled to our days to give its name to one of the most fantastic Cancún beaches.
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Located at kilometer number ten (6.21 miles) of the “Kukulcán” boulevard in the Cancún hotel zone, Quintana Roo state, you can reach this beach by almost any automotive means transportation, and even walking along this Cancún boulevard heading north.
It’s one of the most ideal and representative beaches to spend pleasant moments of fun and relaxation in Cancún.
It basically consists of a considerable plain of fine white sand that culminates in the Mexican Caribbean sea turquoise waters.
It’s a public access beach and is surrounded by several first-class international hotels, which offer high-level accommodation options.
This amazing beach makes it possible to do various activities here.
With an approximate extension of 1.5 kilometers (.93 miles), this beach faces the open sea, a situation that generates that sea waves, sometimes, are somewhat intense.
Many essential services appear ready to visitors, such as public toilets, restaurants, convenience stores, lifeguards, and even showers to get rid of the dry sand attached to the body after intense fun sessions.
The main activities you can do are relaxation, lying down on one of the sunbeds under the umbrellas, or directly on the sand. The tanning sport is ideal in the morning and in the early afternoon. Many European visitors, who lack enough sun in their countries of origin, show a particular interest in this beach.
Other activities include merely contemplating the horizon, delighting your sight by watching some tiny marine fauna you can see in the shores, walking, and photography.
Beach and sea sports such as volleyball, soccer, water skiing, get-togethers, and meetings with friends, will be memorable amusing, and fantastic experiences worth storing on your phone’s camera.
On the other hand, when the sea tide and the weather conditions allow for surfing, the Chac Mool beach will be the ideal scenario for all those who love rough waves.
You can learn from real surfing experts since one of the “360 Surf School” branches in Cancún is located in the Chac Mool beach.
Magno recommendation for Chac Mool beach.
Since this beach faces the open sea, sometimes when the swell rises, I don’t consider it ideal for families with small children since sea microcurrents can show up.
These currents have the power of dragging some swimmers towards the open sea. Hence, if you don’t master the art of diving among high sea swells, you just better stay having fun somewhere around.
Let’s not even talk about toddlers in the family. Despite this fact, this beach appears as a preferred choice among Cancún visitors.
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More Magno travel tips for the Chac Mool beach.
Unless you are one of those folks who look carefully at what’s on the ground in front of you when walking, I recommend going forth the first few meters (or yards) of the beach slightly covered by the waves’ water, with light footwear.
I understand that the sensation of walking with bare feet on wet sand is truly fantastic and delicious.
However, it isn’t the first time that I see right there the remains of some seashells accumulate as a result of the sea waves’ eternal come and go movement.
Stepping on one of these “shells” scattered pieces can be somewhat uncomfortable. It never hurts to keep your eyes open.
The “Benito Juárez” municipal authorities (where Cancún is located) have placed warnings on easily visible signs about the possibility that certain marine fauna species may approach the beach.
Species such as jellyfish, snails, and rare species of marine fish may be present.
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In Mexico, we usually say “Mire por dónde camina” (Watch where you walk). In the case of this beach, I can add “watch where you dive and where you swim.”
Besides, Franco Magno recommends watching your personal space when swimming in Chac Mool’s beach. I mention this thing due to the swell’s power.
On some occasions, I’ve already seen some vacationers crash each other’s bodies when the wave breaks with its full force on the beach.
So, if you want to avoid a kind of Karate Kid’s Daniel-San face kick, please “watch your wave out.”
I also advise never to turn your back to the sea, unless you are experts in the ocean’s behavior matters.
Chac Mool beach is a micro-destination within Cancún that is worth enjoying, and it complements the beaches’ top menu in Mexico’s Caribbean jewel, Cancún.
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