What to know about Akumal
Turtles, when most people think of Akumal turtles is what comes to mind. This is a small, quaint town about a 15 minute drive south of Playa del Carmen. Relax on the beach, swim with 4 different species of sea turtles, and snorkel till your hearts content. Akumal, is a beautiful bay with calm water and white sand beaches. There are snorkeling & scuba diving tours offered if you care to be a bit more adventurous. If not, there are turtles and plenty of marine life like reef fish, rays and more to see while snorkeling off the beach.
Sample local cuisine with your toes in the sand, enjoy the fresh catch of the day or go gourmet. There are plenty of options nearby!