Akumal is for people who want to get away from the busy tourist resorts
of Cancun and
Akumal, located very close to Playa del Carmen and Cozumel, is a small quaint resort on
the tourist corridor between
Akumal is a excellent destination for those interested in enjoying the Mexican Caribbean, located in the
There is a crescent shaped beach called
Half Moon Bay that is perfect for basking the sun.
For the more adventures minded, take a trip into the jungle and explore the areas wildlife and fresh water cenote caves, which are part of the largest underground cavern systems. Fishing is excellent, you are among Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, King Fish, Barracuda and others just offshore.
The temperature from September through April is about 80░F, and near 90░F during the remaining months. There is a continual sea breeze, and occasionally you will need a light sweater during the winter months.
Akumal: place of the turtles in the Mayan language, is where one travels to find quiet beaches, powdery sand, lush jungle, and friendly people. Tropical life abounds in our protected bays where the most experienced snorkeler will find fulfillment, and where the youngest rookie can discover the beauty of the underwater world. Your days can be as busy and varied as you choose, or as restful and unwinding. There are plenty of reefs, jungle, sacred Mayan sites all within easy reach of Akumal, and the natural setting almost guarantees unforgettable sunsets and moonlit nights.
Akumal is unspoiled in its natural beauty, providing all the comforts and services you will need on your vacation, and a true balance between tourism and the environmental conservation.
Founded over 35 years ago, it has remained true to protecting earth's great beauties, while also providing a quality vacation in this special setting. For this reason Akumal has remained essentially the same through-out the years and remains unchanged since the development of the Cancun Tulum Corridor. It's reserved for those who truly appreciate a destination that does not need to be drastically overwhelmed. Here you receive good tourism and we welcome the traveler who is looking for experience that will live on in the memory long after having left Akumal.
We invite you to Akuma,
and after having you here one time we're sure an invitation to return will not
Akumal means the place of the turtle, and used
to be a seaport and trading center of the Maya. In 1513, a Spanish Galleon
shipwrecked off the
Fifteen died. The two survivors were Geronimo De Aguilar, who was a friar and warrior, and Gonzalo Guerrero. It was Guerroro who would have a lasting impact on the Akumal area culture.
Gonzalo Guerrero wound up marrying the Mayan princess Zazi and fathered the first mestizos so called white Indian. He went on to teach the Maya new war techniques they would later use in their fight against Spaniards.
The Spanish conqueror Hernan Cortes arrived in
Gonzalo Guerrero adapted to his life
with the Maya. As he told the emissaries he was no longer a Spaniard; he was
Mayan. He stayed in Akumal with his wife and three
children until he died in 1536. Today, a statue of Gonzalo Guerrero
stands on the beach in the the
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The fame that
Our pick is nearby Yal-
Ku, a seldom-visited lagoon where canals of fish-filled emerald water provide
wonderful snorkeling. It's an 800-meter (half- mile) stroll north of the road