Akumal one of the most beautiful bays in a Riviera Maya full of paradises. A place full of natural attractions that makes it special and unique, you will not want to miss this detour on your way.
Akumal is one of the most interesting places in the Riviera Maya. This Caribbean town of enviable houses facing the sea, barely stretches a few kilometers in one of the most beautiful coastal fringes of the Mexican Caribbean.
Here they have installed several hotels, restaurants with priceless views, diving schools, all in a quiet vacation environment, away from the most hectic Playa del Carmen and Tulum.
Akumal is the hottie on the Mexican Caribbean coast.
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Swim with turtles in Akumal:
Akumal It is exclusive, and as such has several unique treasures to enjoy. The best known is that you can swim with turtles in their natural habitat.
Akumal means place of turtles in Mayan language
Swimming with turtles is something you can experience all year long. If you are during the months of May to October you can see how the turtles spawn on this coast And hopefully, see the young born until the month of October.
In Akumal you can have this direct, incredible and priceless contact with nature, just remember the rules (you can read them on the beach) so as not to disturb the turtles and all the other animals of the place. Respect the rules.
Akumal beach, that of the turtles:
Not only do people come to swim with turtles to Akumal. Obviously it's the plus, but we're talking about one of the most beautiful beaches of Riviera Maya. Half moon whitewashed in white sand and palm trees, crystal clear waters with marine fauna that will delight you. A beach go.
Ice maker, something to make shade if the palm trees are busy and enjoy the Akumal beach, delightful
PRICE ACCESS TO THE BEACH: Only accredited quintanarroenses do not pay access to the beach, the rest are 1oo pesos. The activity with the turtle swim is paid separately.
Caleta Yal-Kú in Akumal:
Inside Akumal is the Yal-kú cove, a privileged place where the underground fresh waters of the Peninsula flow and create one of the most beautiful landscapes of this Mexican coast.
Here you can bathe among goldfish, discover the aquatic landscape of the place and experience the halocline, blurred effect that is created from the mixture of fresh and salt water. Yal-kú will make you enjoy more of Akumal.
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The other beach where you can swim near the coral and continue enjoying this natural aquatic wonder of Akumal, is next to the La Buena Vida restaurant, one of my favorite places in this Caribbean so enjoyed.
En this beautiful bay you will feel in a unique and privileged place In your stay in the area, where you will discover that the sea is much more than sun and hammock.
Here, snorkel lovers find a true natural paradise. And when you rest on the beach you will do it in the shade of a palm tree. Enjoy the Mexican Caribbean.
Akumal Bay, beachesLOCATION:Akumal is located 37 km from Playa del Carmen and 26 from Tulum. Akumal village is divided into two, one part on the beach side, the other inside. There are several entrances to the Akumal coast, the main one is under the bridge of the federal highway 307.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION?From Tulum pass buses on the main street. If you go from Cancun (thecollectiveYou must get off at the last stop in Playa del Carmen and from there take another bus to Akumal (2 street between 15 and 20). Public transport leaves you on the federal highway 307, on the bridge at the entrance of the town (warns the driver, he knows). From here you walk 1 km to the beach. The ADO (big bus) does not stop in Akumal, you must go in combi,collective,Go, van.
TIPS:One of the animals that inhabit the Caribbean are small rays, it is best to enter the water shuffling to avoid stepping on them, which is when they bite us.
SEASON DESOVE TURTLES: from mid-May to mid-September, they tend to see themselves more at night (they have red light, never white). Where and when to see turtles in Riviera Maya
AKUMAL SERVICES: You find restaurants, supermarket, ATMs, souvenir shops. The just facilities of a coquettish beach town. They rent snorkel gear and there are lockers.
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I went to this beautiful place but I could not see the beautiful turtles videos thanks for sharing them
Thanks to you Carmen for walking here, I'm glad you enjoyed the video. Next time you will surely see them. Regards!
I would like to know how to do to see when the turtles are born, I have seen photos and videos and people who participate in that event .. in Akumal where those groups are seen? or who adminsitra or program ?, graicas Sandra
Hi Norma, in Akumal it's simple. Go to the beach at night, from the 20 hours, there are volunteers who patrol the beach to see the turtles come to spawn. Ask them, follow the rules of behavior of the place and that's it. I leave a link with information on the subject: https://www.elcaminomascorto.es/donde-y-cuando-ver-tortugas-en-riviera-maya/
Best regards, enjoy a lot!
Hi, I would like to know how I can get from Bahía Príncipe Tulum hotel to Akumal beach where the turtles are, if they rent snorkeling equipment and the prices of them. Do you have to pay any entry? Thank you!
Hello Sandra, from Bahía Príncipe you have it very close. You can go by taxi, or go on the road and wait for the van (van with sign indicating your journey Tulum-Playa del Carmen) and ask to be dropped off at the entrance to Akumal (a few 20 pesos will cost you the van). From there walk about 600 meters to the beach. Challenge snorkel gear for a few 300 weights, entry should not be paid. There are a series of rules that must be met, they are told there.
Enjoy the place very much, greetings.
Hello Sandra, I found your blog by chance is proving to be very useful !! I travel in July with 3 of my teenage children to Quintana Roo, I would like to know which group I should take to go from Playa del Carmen to Akumal, that day we will be returning from I Mujeres. The stop is near Puerto Juarez? Thanks Sandra!!!
From the Puerto Juarez ferry you must take the bus to the ADO stop. From the ADO another bus leaves to Playa del Carmen. From Playa del Carmen, at the last stop, take another bus to Akumal. It's simple, it's linking with one another. I leave you an entry that may be useful: https://www.elcaminomascorto.es/como-ir-de-cancun-a-playa-del-carmen-y-tulum/ And another with the new rules of Akumal, so you know: https://www.elcaminomascorto.es/nadar-con-tortugas-en-bahia-akumal/
Any doubt we continue in it.
Strong hug Fabiana,
Hello, the beach is public? To swim with turtles and etc there are also packages? Or is it very expensive?
Hello Fran, I leave the information you are looking for, it is public beach, but has special circumstances, I explain here: https://www.elcaminomascorto.es/nadar-con-tortugas-en-bahia-akumal/
hello we go to playa del carmen the next week we would like to know how is akumal with the invasion of algae, public transport cost and the cost of food there on the beach and a simple trip with snorkel to see the turtles a thousand thanks
Yes there is algae, but surely in Akumal they keep it clean like no other. I leave the price information here, the transport from Playa en colectivo I do not remember exactly, will walk around 30 pesos: http://www.elcaminomascorto.es/nadar-con-tortugas-en-bahia-akumal/ On the beach there are a couple of restaurants, an average price would be 250 pesos per person, without alcoholic beverages. Before entering the beach there is a cheaper meal place.