Akumal, Land of Turtles

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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The 7 most famous beaches to enjoy in Cancun

The Mexican Caribbean has stood out as one of the favorite places for national and international tourism. Cancun is one of these places that in addition to offering all kinds of services and fun, its beaches provide for the visitor the recreation and rest they seek in their vacations. There are many beaches along its coasts, however, there are 7 that stand out for their location and services.

The Cancun hotel zone, has 22km of beaches, and has the form of a 7. It is divided into its open sea area and the bay area where the currents are quieter and without much waves.

PLAYA DELFINES: (the viewpoint) It is characterized by having big to strong waves. It is located at the highest point of the hotel zone, which turns it into a viewpoint from where one can appreciate one of the best views of the caribbean sea and the lagoon. Very crowded by locals.


PLAYA MARLIN: It has waves of medium to large and has services of restaurants and bars.

PLAYA GAVIOTA AZUL: (the city) It has medium to large waves and has a beach club with a cost that includes the services of dressing rooms, showers and swimming pools.



PLAYA CARACOL: It has moderate to large waves and has a beach bar service and several shops with different options to buy.


PLAYA TORTUGAS: It is characterized by having small waves. It has a pier with a lot of activity of boats that go on a trip to Isla Mujeres and a ferry for those who want to travel on their own to the Island. Very crowded by locals.

PLAYA LANGOSTA: Small and quiet waves, and this nice beach has restaurants, shops and bars. Very visited by local people.


PLAYA LAS PERLAS: Small waves, gentle breezes and little crowded. Very calm.


To know these beaches and if you are staying in the hotel zone of Cancun there are local buses working the 24 hours and the cost is very economic. If you come as a group or as a family you can hire the services of a private van to take a tour of all of them and know more places of interest. One company offering these services is Canada Transfer.

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