Akumal Beach

Type: Beaches

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Akumal is a small beachfront town located about 60 miles south of Cancun between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Akumal means "place of the turtles" in Maya. Visitors can snorkel off Akumal Beach just a...  Read More

  • Beaches: "You don't need to take a tour to see the turtles in Akumal Bay. Just bring or rent snorkel equipment."
  • Best for Beaches Because: Akumal Beach is protected by a cove and visitors can swim with sea turtles here.

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