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Attractions in Akumal

The Riviera Maya represents an inexhaustible source of wonderful places to contact nature. And no matter how much you visit it, you always have spectacular places to visit. Akumal It is one of those places. This cove whose name is "place of turtles" is known to be inhabited by the green turtle.

Its beach is open to the public, however, it is a protected area. So it has certain regulations not to invade the space of the turtles. It has an extraordinary variety of tropical fish fauna with exuberant colors. In addition, it has spectacular places to dive and find indescribable landscapes.

This beautiful place is 37 km from Playa del Carmen located on the coast of the Yucatan peninsula. It is easy to get there by car or taking a bus to Tulum in Playa del Carmen and you will find it on the way.

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Akumal Beach

Touring Akumal Beach

The town of Akumal It is a picturesque beach landscape. In every corner of the town you will see the presence of colorful images of turtles; character that gives identity to this piece of Caribbean land. It is very quiet, and walking you can reach its wonderful beach. It is important to highlight the use of biodegradable sunscreen and repellants.

Cenote Santa Cruz in Akumal

This cenote is part of all the richness of the set of wells with which nature rewards the Riviera Maya. It is located about 10 km from Akumal in the middle of the jungle. You can get to know it by walking or snorkeling. Its crystal clear waters make it the perfect setting to enjoy the diversity of marine species.

The chirping of birds and the experience of entering the cave, where stalactites and stalagmites can be seen, is an experience not to be missed. The relaxation of disconnection is spiritual. Showers and tables are available to visitors, providing an ideal environment to share with the little ones as it is shallow.

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The Mesoamerican Coral Reefs in Akumal

In Akumal you have the opportunity to enjoy part of the work Mesoamerican reef, this extends through several Central American countries to Mexico. It is the second largest barrier reef in the world and the largest intra-border, including that it is the coast of 4 countries. 

This barrier reef has a unique diversity. It can be enjoyed by placing the ecological preservation that this delicate system needs as a premise. The place is prepared to give the best alternatives for snorkeling and diving.

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colored reefs

Akumal and its Yal-ku Lagoon

The Yal-Kú lagoon is 20 min from Akumal by private car or public transport. In it you can enjoy beautiful landscapes, great diversity of birds and marine species; You can also see how fresh waters are linked with those of the sea, in a delicate balance that supports beautiful ecosystems.

It must always be borne in mind that these ecosystems are quite fragile and we must protect them. This site is ideal for snorkeling due to its crystal clear waters, due to the diversity of fish that coexist there. There is a small restaurant where you can taste simple and rich dishes.

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Lagoons

Aktun Chen Natural Park

From Akumal you can reach this wonderful park by car in 15 minutes or in a beautiful walk of almost 2 hours; depending on the disposition you have. It is a natural space of immense beauty, you can enjoy various environments. Among them are:

Selva del Aktun - Ecological Park in Akumal

It is the heart for the reproduction and protection of fauna of the area's own origin, in its almost 185 hectares of jungle territory. On the route you can spot flying squirrels, parrots and, with some luck, even the odd monkey. And for those who want some adrenaline it has a zipline 10 m high and almost 1,5 km long.

Aktun Secret or Underground River and its Caves

In this underground river you can snorkel and ride its currents (accompanied by a guide); The transparency of the water and with some light you will see rocky structures of incredible shapes.

It also has several caves with communication between them. You can enjoy whimsical shapes that seem from another universe created by stalactites and stalagmites. These caves have natural ventilation.

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Swim with Turtles in Akumal

This experience is unique and should be enjoyed with an ecological conscience, it is a rich and exciting experience. Not only enjoy the turtles, but all the marine diversity present as they can be; barracudas, lobsters, stingrays and all that luck may bring along the way.

Diving in Akumal

This place awarded by nature as it is Akumal It has more than 2 hundred cave entrances, which allow a quiet and enjoyable dive. There will be direct visual contact with different representatives of the marine fauna and flora. Inside stunning settings created by cave structures.

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Turtles in the sea

Akumal: A Destination to Enjoy

This place is heavenly and intoxicating because it presents nature in a simple and simple way, but at the same time impressive and charming. It represents a pending activity in travel plans to the Riviera Maya. Even if you have enjoyed it, it will invariably remain pending, because the feeling of "I want more" will always remain.

Part of the charm of Akumal lies in the protection it has over its resources. It should always be borne in mind that it has very fragile ecosystems; as is the barrier reef. This means that precautions as visitors are never too much, and there must be a behavior in accordance with the indicated regulations.

In Akumal you can get without a doubt what you want to enjoy from a quiet walk, a place to meditate, a place to share with your partner or family. It is the ideal place to practice watersports like snorkel and diving, land through the walks and even activate the adrenaline of the body in a zip line.

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