South of Cancun and Playa Carmen, the snorkeling at Xaac Xico is good families and beginners. This shore-accessed or boat-accessed snorkeling destination is shallow and protected. The water depths range from 15 to 35 feet deep. The visibility can be up to 60 feet.
To reach the snorkeling in Xaac Xico by air, you will need to fly into Cancun International Airport (Aeropuerto de Cancun - CUN). Some of the hotels provide shuttle vans or there are shuttle vans to be hired down to Xaac Xico. Renting a car to drive around can be hazardous do to the potential for unwarranted police stops resulting in required immediate cash payments. An alternative airport option is to fly into Aeropuerto Internacional de Cozumel (CZM) and take the ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen. From there, you can take a much shorter shuttle van down to Xaac Xico.
Overall, Xaac Xico is the 29th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 40 snorkeling dives in Mexico.