Natural Areas > Quintana Roo
Akumal is located in the Riviera Maya, 37 km from Playa del Carmen and one hour south of Cancun.
Akumal, which in Mayan means "Land of the Turtles" so called as it is one of the areas used by these animals to spawn, has clear water bays, underground rivers and freshwater direct from its caves, attractions that make it a fascinating place for tourists, especially those who want to relax and experience direct contact with nature.
Its best attractions include its proximity to one of the largest reefs in the world, more than 200 cave entrances and underground rivers.
It has places that are perfect for snorkeling, Yalku cove, for example, is a beautiful, unspoiled area with a diverse group of exotic fish species.
Akumal has everything, diving, kayaking, jungle hikes, swimming in cenotes, and you can also sit back and relax.