Akumal, "place of turtles". Easy and contented, this small little beach community is located 75 miles south of Cancun, Mexico, along Mexico's Caribbean Coast. It is a welcoming and friendly place and a cherished secret for those who have been visiting for years. Akumal is centrally located along The Riviera Maya and makes an excellent base for exploring the many archaeological sites, cenotes, ecological parks, beaches and other attractions in the area. Home to the timeless Maya and blessed with the turquoise sea, bright sky and emerald green jungles, Akumal offers endless opportunities for discovery and adventure.
Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Wind Surfing and Kayaking are all part of the daily routine in Akumal. Akumal's bays are populated with brightly colored tropical fish, sea turtles hard and soft corals and other marine life. The coastline is protected by the great Palancar Reef, the second largest in the world. Visit Yal Ku lagoon, Akumal's crown jewel for calm, aquarium like snorkeling. Half Moon bay beach is located in between Yal Ku and Akumal bay beach offering white sand, a few beach restaurants and good snorkeling.
So much to see and do. . .but what Akumal is really all about is relaxing, spending time with family making new friends, and letting the warm sunlight and blue water soothe you.
Akumal's community life is centered around Akumal Bay Beach. Here you will find "town". Home to our CEA Ecology Center, scuba shops, grocery, restaurants, boutiques, the bakery, gym and yoga classes. It is an eclectic community with much to offer.