What to do in Akumal
Akumal means "place of turtles" in Mayan and here is exactly where hundreds of this turtles arrive every year to lay their eggs on the beach during the summer months.
Akumal is also known for its exotic coral reef surrounding the Akumal bay making to the snorkeling and diving practice a great and unique experience.
Near from Akumal you will find Aktun Chen , which in Mayan language means "cave with an underground river inside". Besides you will be able to admire the Riviera Maya wildlife, such as: badgers, white tail deers, wild boars, spider monkeys even wild turkeys, you will be astonished when you see the three caves with its cenotes and its impressive rock formations with thousands of stalactites, stalagmites and natural sculptures, formed only by the water and calcium carbonate, throughout five million years.
Yal-Ku is a beautiful natural lagoon near Akumal. You can swim all the way out to the sea, you will be able to snorkel and see all the wide range of beautiful fishes in their natural environment. One of the things that make this place so unique are the great statues placed around the grounds.
Go to visit Pablo Bush Romero Memorial Park, he was the founder of Akumal and was a head of the Mexican National Archaeology Department too. All his contributions are truly significant as he highlighted his intention to serve his country and humanity preserving the treasures found in the coastal waters of Mexico.