Akumal Beach

Akumal Beach is famous for snorkeling with turtles, in translation the name of the beach means "place of turtles", who have lived on this beach for many years. Stingrays are also frequent guests on the coast. And pelicans often walk around the beach, who are not afraid of tourists at all , expecting that they will treat them with something.

Beach description

Akumal Beach is mostly sandy, but it’s better to use aquashoes to enter the water. The sea bottom in this part of Mexico is covered with algae and coral reefs. Therefore, on the beach people are not only snorkelling, but also diving. Akumal Beach is very popular with locals and tourists. It is often crowded here, especially on weekends and the spring-summer period, at the same time, that turtles lay their eggs.

The water is clean, and the sea itself is sloping, shallow and calm, but marine flora is developed in this part of the Caribbean coastline, therefore there may be green algae in the water and on the coast. They are a favorite treat of turtles. The bay is surrounded by coral reefs, so the sea is calm, without high waves.

The Akumal Beach is located in the Riviera Maya - the pearl of Mexico, 100 km from Cancun, near Tulum.

When is the best time to go?

From May to October, heavy rains and tornadoes are usually played off the Mexican coasts. So the best time to visit the country is from November to March. However, it should be mindful of that prices in the high season are higher than usual.

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There is a diving center on the beach territory, where it is possible to rent diving equipment. Akumal Beach has one of the best Akumal hotels AKUMAL BAY BEACH. This hotel also has a restaurant, specializing in cooking freshly caught seafood, mussels, shrimps, etc. In addition to this restaurant, on the beach there are small cafes, theme restaurants, bistros and coffee houses. A sharp change of weather (it often happens in this area) is not a problem, it is possible to wait the bad weather in a cozy cafe on the coast of Akumal Beach.

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Best hotels of Akumal Beach

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Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort - All Inclusive
rating 8.2
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Hotel Club Akumal Caribe
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Casa Mika by Villas HK28
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Useful information

Services of searching turtles are often offered on the beach. It is possible to use this service is optional. After all, it is very simple to find turtles on your own. To do this, it is necessary to rent flippers and a mask and swim to that part of the sea, where there are more algae. On the sea surface, these places look like darker spots, and there are turtles. In order not to catch a large number of tourists on the beach, it’s better to come here until 7-8 in the morning.

The beach participates in ratings:

13 place in rating North America 74 place in rating TOP-100 of the best beaches in the world 3 place in rating Mexico 1 place in rating Cancun
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