A port and beach for complete calm.
Telchac Puerto brings it all together to be a completely peaceful beach. It’s a small fisherman town that lets you savor its seafood with a variety of restaurants that will delight your palate. Together with the view, this is a pleasant visit that will make you want to return before you’ve even left yet.
Visit the small fishermen’s pier and watch how many of Telchac Puerto’s residents earn a living and enjoy the breeze while sitting in the famous “you and me” chairs all along the pier. It’s the ideal beach for staying overnight and experiencing a place where the only sound you’ll hear is the breeze singing to the rhythm of the waves.
How to get there
There are several ways to access Telchac:Take the Autoprogreso bus that leaves from Merida on Calle 62 between 65 and 67. Cost is 16 pesos one-way and 30 pesos roundtrip. You can also take a minivan that leaves from Calle 60 between 65 and 67 that costs 12 or 13 pesos. In Progreso, get on a combi going to Chicxulub that leaves from the corner across from the Autoprogreso bus terminal and cost 6 pesos. In Chicxchulub get on another combi going to the “coast,” meaning they go to Uaymitun and San Bruno. They cost 6 pesos and leave every 5 or 10 minutes.The second option from Merida is to get on a bus going to Telchac to avoid all the connections. This bus only leaves at 10 am (you should confirm this at the bus station) and costs 25 pesos. It leaves from the Autobuses de Oriente bus station on Calle 50 across from the Hospital Materno Infantil. From Cancun take Ave 180 Paseo Lopez Portillo, continue on the 180D highway until you get to the connection with 180 again and watch for the signs telling you to turn right for Cacalchen/Telchac Puerto. Pass Cacalchen and take Calle 22 to Motul, then take the 172 highway to Telchac.
Suggestions and Information
This beach is for relaxing and enjoying the day; it’s not a nude beach. It’s important to wear comfortable clothing and use sunscreen if you plan to be on the beach, either taking a stroll, relaxing or swimming. After 5 pm it’s prohibited to drink alcoholic beverages on the beach. Driving vehicles or riding horses on the beach is prohibited. Drinking alcoholic beverages, cleaning fish on the walls or benches, leaving garbage, driving vehicles and throwing garbage into the water are not allowed on the fisherman’s pier. Beach flags: green means it’s ok to swim, yellow means take precautions and red means swimming is prohibited. Don’t forget to respect the area you’re visiting and keep it clean.
Comfortable hotels, house/room rental, restaurants with seafood and traditional dishes, bike-taxi service, handicrafts made with shells, coconuts and other materials, basic shopping, bus station.