Located in the Riviera Maya, Akumal’s beaches are not only favored by locals and tourists, but by reptilians as well! The town name literally translates as “Place of Turtles” and is a favorite spot for large shelled creatures to lay eggs.
Akumal’s calm waters make it a perfect for swimming, as well as for travelers visiting with children. With five different bays to choose in town from you’ll have no trouble finding a quiet spot all to yourself on both weekdays and weekends.
Scuba divers and snorkelers also flock to the stunning coral beds and reefs which are a habitat for various fishes. When the sun starts to set, there are enough hotels, restaurants, and bars to relax in and talk about the day’s adventures.