The turtles of Akumal

Turtle swimming in Akumal beach

Great touristattractions await you in Akumal… What are you waiting for to discover them all? From games on the beach, to learning all about turtles… And much more!

Akumal: swimming with turtles

As it could not be otherwise, Akumal means in Mayan language place of the turtles. It is one of the places chosen by this fantastic animal to spawn on the coast, specifically in the months from May to October.

It is for that reason that it has become very popular among people, since it is a phenomenon that cannot be observed just anywhere. On the beach itself there are indications and rules not to disturb the turtles, as well as the inhabitants of the village.

Akumal beach and turtles

Located in the town of Akumal, this beach is one of the regions of Mexico where you can swim with turtles during the nesting months, always being respectful and avoiding touching them.

Like many destinations in the country, this paradisiacal place is one of the most special places you can visit in the world. Akumal is a village on the Caribbean coast, where you can still breathe tranquility, away from tourist overcrowding.

Besides being known for its turtles, Akumal is also a perfect place to do all the water activities you want. From spending a whole day at the beach, sunbathing and enjoying with the little ones of the family, to discovering all the hidden corners of the beach. It is highly recommended to snorkel and observe new marine animals.

The bay of Akumal

It is still a place far from the tourist bustle, but you have the possibility of hiring specialized guides to show you in depth the attractions of the area. Another of the most popular activities are those related to snorkeling, since many tourists do not have their own equipment; boat or motorboat tours around the bay are also popular.

Did you know that Akumal was going to become one of the most important tourist destinations in Mexico? Wanting to compete with the great offer of hotels in Cancun, finally this place still maintains its paradisiacal charm.

What to do in Akumal

You can also discover the typical gastronomy of the area, because although you will find many dishes of international and national gastronomy, you will love to try typical dishes of Akumal and then brag about them back home.

On your visit to this Mexican Caribbean town you can visit the different coves, such as the Yal-ku Lagoon. Its impressive transparent waters will invite you to dive for hours to enjoy the underwater spectacle. There, fresh and salt waters mix due to the mouth of the subway river.

If you finally decide to visit it, you should know that you have to pay for access to it, although that money goes to the maintenance of the lagoon.

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