Akumal Mexico is known as “The Place of Turtles”, but could just as easily be called “The Place of Magic” because of its ability to make all your stress disappear…, “Akumal is located just 20 minutes south of Playa Del Carmen. It has been regarded as long been a secret getaway, discovered only by those who dared to travel down the coastline in search of adventure. Yet once discovered many travelers found themselves returning to Akumal year after year. Why…? Because Akumal has a very magical quality to its pristine beaches and cares about its precious environment.
It is the home of Centro Ecológico de Akumal CEA, a non-profit group dedicated to environmental~marine research, education and sea turtle protection. Now Akumal is leading the way with The Akumal Council, a community organization dedicated to keeping Akumal the magical place it is today, with vision to the future.
About the town, Akumal is a small community with sandy white beaches, swaying palms, sun, surf, and a feeling of paradise. This gem of the Caribbean has 3 beautiful bays—Half Moon bay, greater Akumal bay and Aventuras Akumal bay—for snorkeling, tropical reefs for scuba diving, beautiful Yal-ku Lagoon with its calm clear waters for more snorkeling, and a world class beach at Akumal Bay. There are also many services in Akumal including: restaurants, gift shops, dive shops, grocery stores, fun beach bars at the Lol-ha and La Buena Vida, and much more. It is the place to go to fully experience nature’s finest along the Mexican Caribbean coast.