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Akumal is a small beach-front tourist resort community located 62 miles south of Cancún, between the towns of Playa del Carmen and Tulum in Solidaridad municipality in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Akumal BeachAkumal (pronounced ah-koo-maal) means "place of the turtles" in the Mayan language. Akumal consists of three areas: Half Moon Bay, with its amazing white sandy beaches, excellent scuba diving, swimming and also has a large number of vacation rentals; next is Akumal Proper, a large resort with a grocery store and pharmacy; the last is Akumal Adventuras, has more condos and homes. Sea turtles can be found in Akumal laying eggs on the beaches at night throughout the nesting season (end of April to October) or swimming in the main bay during the day. Loggerhead and Green Sea Turtles come all the way from the coasts of Europe to lay their eggs on the exact beach in which they were born. Hatching season runs from June to November because of these ecological areas many environmental associations are settled in the Akumal area, including Centro Ecológico Akumal, better known as CEA).
Akumal Attractions

Akumal Attractions

Although the main reason why people come to Akumal is to explore underwater life or venture into a cave or cenote, there are also several Mayan Ruins located within a short distance of Akumal. Explore the ancient Mayan civilazations at Coba or Tulum. Visit Xcaret; a full day park, with Mayan Villas, Butterfly emporium, jaguars, here you can also swim with the dolphins...
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Akumal Scuba diving
Akumal is known for its amazing scuba diving. The Mesoamerican Coral Reef stretches over 600 miles from the nothern tip of Cancun, south to the islands of Honduras. This enormous coral wall is second only to the Great Barrier Reef located in Australia. Explore underground cenotes or cave diving. Akumal has five of the largest water filled cave systems in the world...
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Akumal Restaurants & Nightlife

Akumal Restaurants
In Akumal you can expect a variety of small restaurants serving various types of local fish and shrimp. Some of the restaurants also have a small bar where you can sit back and enjoy a nice cold beer while enjoying a fish taco...
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Akumal Lodging

Akumal Hotels
Akumal is a small town that offers a secluded and relaxing vacation. If you are looking for luxury high rise hotels then Akumal is not for you. There are several vacation rentals, villas and bed and breakfasts located on the Caribbean Coast...
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