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Akumal

Quintana Roo

We all dream of having a holiday in which the sea breeze is with us at every moment, we want to see the most impressive sunsets and have to think only in relaxing and nothing more.

This is extremely common in the Riviera Maya beaches, especially in the little communities where the sea seems to be more crystalline and the sand more fine; this is the perfect description for Akumal, Quintana Roo.

Akumal is located at the east of Quintana Roo, between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Using this highway you can easily get here in 20 minutes coming from Cancun, 25 minutes from Tulum, 35 minutes if you come from Playa del Carmen, 1 hour 40 minutes if you are coming from Cozumel Island, 3 hours and 20 minutes if you come from Merida, Yucatan; and about 5 hours and 20 minutes if you come from Campeche.

The weather in Akumal is hot and tropical with abundant rainfalls during autumn. Regular weather es 26º C, so if you decide to venture to this paradise, bring light clothes and a hat or a cap.

Akumal name comes from the Maya and means “Place of the Turtles” and precisely this is one of its main features: you will have the chance of diving beside these fascinating creatures.

Akumal is a small community washed by the waters of the Caribbean Sea. It was kept as a secret by the inhabitants of this locality until the year 1958. That year a diving community led by Pablo Bush established themselves here. To this day this is probably one of the most sought after places for practicing diving and snorkel.

In Akumal you can find the Centro Ecológico Akumal, here research takes place for improving and protecting the Marine species and Coral reef in the region.

In 2016, Akumal was declared as a refuge for taking care of the turtles.
We all dream of having a holiday in which the sea breeze is with us at every moment, we want to see the most impressive sunsets and have to think only in relaxing and nothing more.

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This is extremely common in the Riviera Maya beaches, especially in the little communities where the sea seems to be more crystalline and the sand more fine; this is the perfect description for Akumal, Quintana Roo.

Akumal is located at the east of Quintana Roo, between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Using this highway you can easily get here in 20 minutes coming from Cancun, 25 minutes from Tulum, 35 minutes if you come from Playa del Carmen, 1 hour 40 minutes if you are coming from Cozumel Island, 3 hours and 20 minutes if you come from Merida, Yucatan; and about 5 hours and 20 minutes if you come from Campeche.

The weather in Akumal is hot and tropical with abundant rainfalls during autumn. Regular weather es 26º C, so if you decide to venture to this paradise, bring light clothes and a hat or a cap.

Akumal name comes from the Maya and means “Place of the Turtles” and precisely this is one of its main features: you will have the chance of diving beside these fascinating creatures.

Akumal is a small community washed by the waters of the Caribbean Sea. It was kept as a secret by the inhabitants of this locality until the year 1958. That year a diving community led by Pablo Bush established themselves here. To this day this is probably one of the most sought after places for practicing diving and snorkel.

In Akumal you can find the Centro Ecológico Akumal, here research takes place for improving and protecting the Marine species and Coral reef in the region.

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