The "hotel" is actually a private ranch of more than 100 hectares  owned by a former mayor of San Andrés Tuxtla
and is now for sale.

The hotel consists of a row of rooms in poor condition and a beach front restaurant with a very limited and infrequent
menu. Parking for visitors is 30 pesos which is usually waived if you eat there.
I am told the hotel was reconditioned Jun 08.  Wishful thinking May 09!
The Parador allows camping and has a website but no phone nor internet
Playa Jicacal  is another of the almost unknown beaches of Los Tuxtlas, and one of my favorites, because within a short walk
it offers a Tahiti like beach, and its restaurant usually stocks cold beer.

The wide beach in front of the hotel  lies within a shallow bay, book ended by rocky outcroppings, and most times of the year is
idyllically desolate, except during short holiday periods.

onto private property and have no other public access.
Playa Jicacal
Catemaco, Veracruz
links
Parador Icacos
slideshow of a trip along the beaches of Playa Jicacal 2009
Visit nearby Playa Escondida
Hotels in Catemaco
The Coast of Catemaco
Attractions around Laguna Sontecomapan
The North Coast of Los Tuxtlas
access
Access is from a paved highway leaving from north Catemaco towards
Montepio. A dirt road branches off towards the Gulf, at approximately KM 28.

About a mile and a half downhill, after some magnificent views, you will see
the gate leading to Parador Icacos.

Pirata, (pickups used as communal taxis) are available at the north depot in
Catemaco, but you will have to walk the road to the beach.
There is no bus service.
Catemaco - Montepio
  miles
km
turnoff Nanciyaga (Coyáme)
3.1
5.0
Sontecomapan Docks
11.0
17.7
turnoff La Barra
15.7
25.5
turnoff Playa Escondida
16.8
27.2
Estacion Biologica
18.5
30.0
turnoff Balzapote
20.3
33.0
entrance Montepio
24.0
38.0
El Tropico
55.0
69.5
The "hotel" is actually a private ranch of more than 100 hectares  owned by a former mayor of San Andrés Tuxtla
and is now for sale.

The hotel consists of a row of rooms in very bad condition and a beach front restaurant with a very limited and
infrequent menu. Parking for visitors is 30 pesos which is usually waived if you eat there. I am told the hotel has been
reconditioned Jun 08.  Wishful thinking May 09! The Parador allows camping.
Access
Access is from a paved highway leaving from north Catemaco towards Montepio. A dirt road branches off towards the Gulf,
at approximately KM 28. About a mile downhill, after some magnificent views, you will reach the gate leading to Parador
Icacos. If you are coming by
pirata, you will have to walk from the highway.
Parador Icacos