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Akumal is a serene Caribbean paradise nestled along the breathtaking Riviera Maya, awaiting your exploration. Renowned for its family-friendly environment and wildlife this is where locals and tourists co-exist, offering a unique blend of natural beauty and a relaxed lifestyle.

Located 88 km south of Cancun International Airport and 68 km north of the emerging Tulum Airport, Akumal is conveniently positioned for guests and locals seeking small-town vibes and accessibility to some of the most beautiful beaches in the area.

Our Resident Sea Turtles

The heart of Akumal’s delight is its renowned haven for marine life, particularly sea turtles. Akumal means “Place of the Turtles” in the Mayan language, and the area lives up to its name. It’s a prime spot for snorkeling and swimming with sea turtles, where visitors can often swim alongside these majestic creatures as they feed on seagrass.

Meet the Locals

Apart from its underwater allure, Akumal’s coastline offers a family-oriented Caribbean vibe distinct from larger neighboring towns. Our community blends local and international residents with tourists, creating a diverse and welcoming environment.

Things To Do

Akumal provides a quieter alternative, more family-oriented setting to its neighbors. More than just beach relaxation, Akumal offers a wide variety of activities and experiences for outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs. Nearby, there are cenotes, the enchanting natural freshwater pools unique to this region, perfect for swimming and diving. Yet, it’s close enough for visitors to easily explore the vibrant nightlife, shopping, and dining in Playa del Carmen or the archaeological wonders of Tulum. For those interested in Mayan history, the ruins of Tulum and Coba are within a short driving distance.

Akumal is a destination that caters to those seeking relaxation and adventure in a natural, serene setting. For more information and details about visiting Akumal or contributing to our online community, email

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