Akumal in the Maya language means turtle land and is an important habitat for these marine species. When diving or snorkeling are practiced at this place you can observe these animals. During the spawning season, the turtles come out to the beach to lay their eggs, this is a unique sight not to be missed.
In addition, Akumal is the ideal place for lovers of tranquility and pace with its quiet beaches and an atmosphere of total relaxation.
If you have not visited this place yet but, you have heard of it and its turtles, do not think twice and dare to meet it. You will not regret doing it.
At the pier there are excursions that are offered to the visitor to swim with the turtles. Or if you prefer to do it on your own, you just have to wear your life jacket and your snorkel gear, and swim about 100 meters offshore that is where the turtles are.
To get to this place you can do it either from Cancun or Playa del Carmen at the bus terminal or you can rent a car. There are companies that offer private transportation for groups or families. One of them is Canada Transfers which is very well known and reliable.
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