These local and international non-profit organizations actively engage in conservation efforts, including protecting turtle nesting sites and promoting sustainable tourism practices. Beyond environmental work, philanthropic efforts extend to supporting the local community through educational programs, health initiatives, and cultural preservation projects. These efforts are often supported by local businesses, community residents, and visitors drawn to Akumal’s charm and motivated to contribute to its welfare and sustainable development.
Community Service Organizations
Art And Culture
Science & Research
The Centro Ecológico de Akumal
The Centro Ecológico de Akumal (CEA) leads in monitoring coral reefs, sea turtles, and coastal ecosystems.
Wallacea, another significant organization, concentrates on biodiverse regions, conducting biodiversity and conservation research.
Half Moon Bay Sargassum Project
The Half Moon Bay Sargassum Project focuses on the escalating sargassum seaweed issue, devising sustainable solutions.
Art And Culture
Akumal’s cultural tapestry is vivid and diverse. Its heartbeats with the stories of the Modern Maya, who beautifully integrate ancient traditions into the rhythms of today. While the Mayan communities in Akumal weave tales of the past, events like The International Akumal Arts Festival bring a splash of contemporary creativity to the pueblo with local artists and guest artists from around the globe. Here, art is viewed and lived, culture is narrated and celebrated, and every corner tells a story waiting to be explored.