Akumal: beach, beauty and tranquility in the Riviera Maya

We have dedicated some articles to the best places and activities that you can visit and do in the Riviera Maya, and today we will dedicate this post to the beautiful Akumal beach.

Akumal is located in the Riviera Maya exactly at kilometer 37 of Playa del Carmen and one hour from Cancun.

Akumal beach is the kingdom of the turtles

This magical space of the Riviera Maya is a beach called Akumal, which in Mayan means Land of the Turtles because it is one of the areas chosen by these beautiful species To spawn, Akumal has bays with very crystalline waters, underground rivers and fresh waters that flow directly from caves and attractive landscapes that are the favorites of thousands of tourists.

One of the attractions of Akumal is the ease with which sea turtles can be appreciated, it must always be borne in mind that this place seeks the preservation of this species so it is very easy to approach them while respecting certain protection regulations.

This tourist development is one of the spaces that the Riviera Maya has and that resists urbanization completely, in Akumal you can enjoy the tranquility that characterizes many of the beaches of the Riviera Maya.

With only 1,300 residents there are few floating inhabitants, Akumal is considered a small city not as touristy as Playa del Carmen or Isla Mujeres, but the tourist area of ​​Akumal is concentrated on the coast, it is an area of ​​only about five kilometers with small very rustic hotels, which makes it one of the most visited attractions for its tranquility.

Akumal, owner of tranquility

One of the attractions that exist in Akumal, far from shopping centers, clubs, bars or water parks is the nature that is present day and night.

The sea, the reefs, the practice of snorkel, and of course the swim with sea ​​turtlesYou can do these last two activities with Aquaworld and enjoy them to the fullest.

Akumal, a protected beach

As well as most of the beaches that offer the possibility of snorkeling in Akumal, the protection of the species as well as the reefs is sought.

There is Akumal Ecological Center, where there are a great variety of activities to help and protect the ecosystem, that is how then you can carry out activities in these truly natural spaces, always protecting them and seeking their proliferation.


Aquaworld has a tour for you to visit the sea turtles In Akumal, without a doubt it is an experience that you will not be able to forget, a great tour not to be missed for anyone who visits the Riviera Maya and is an admirer of sea turtles.