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About Akumal

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Akumal, "place of turtles." Easy and relaxed, this small and quaint 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 and other attractions in the area. Home to the timeless Maya and blessed with the brilliant 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 while vacationing in Akumal. Akumal's beautiful bays are populated with brightly colored tropical fish, sea turtles, and other marine life.

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. Our community life is centered around Akumal Bay. Here you will find "town," home to our Ecology Center, restaurants, boutiques, the bakery, a gym, and yoga classes. It is an eclectic community with many great things to offer.

Akumal offers a variety of Riviera Maya accommodations, including luxury ocean front villas, beachfront condos, economical studios and boutique hotels. Many visitors to the Riviera Maya enjoy making Akumal their "home base" because of it's central location and easy access to wonderful Riviera Maya activities