The best destinations in the Mexican Caribbean

Welcome to Akumal

Welcome to Akumal A shallow bay, protected with a quiet beach and a nearby reef, Akumal is another relaxing Caribbean paradise. The snorkeling, diving and fishing are activities that can be practiced here, or if you prefer, just sit and rest at ease under the shade of palms leaning. Akumal is a great ride for a day or for a longer stay. The area has comfortable accommodation overlooking the Caribbean, restaurants and small supermarket. Nearer populations: Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum.
Akumal is undoubtedly one of the most peaceful places on the Riviera Maya. At only 37 km from Playa del Carmen, this small town is a favorite for lovers of quiet and isolated life.
Akumal in Mayan language means "Land of Turtles" is still one of the favorite places for marine animals to spawn. However, what makes a site Akumal charm and fascination for tourists worldwide, is its spectacular bay with clear waters and fresh waters of its caves and underground rivers.
Akumal is located about two hundred entrances to subterranean caves, with depths of up to 150 meters, making it a place of call for divers from around the world. It is unique destination to practice other water sports like snorkeling and kayaking.
Directions: Highway 307 from Cancun, 105 miles south.