Akumal – The Place of the Turtles

A Secret Getaway

Akumal is only discovered by those in search of adventure. After your first visit you will find that you will return again and again. Why? Akumal has “Magic”,what we refer to as tropical therapy for the soul! Akumal is off the beaten track enough to provide quiet beaches yet a social experience where you can swap stories with other vacationers. We call it home, vistors think of it as home.

The town of Akumal and Akumal beaches

Akumal is a small community with sandy white beaches, swaying palms, sun, surf, and a feeling of paradise. This gem of the Caribbean has 3 beautiful bays—Half Moon Bay, greater Akumal Bay and Aventuras Akumal Bay. All of the bays are great for snorkeling, kayaking and swimming. Yal-ku Lagoon is where a fresh water system leads out to the ocean, mixing fresh and salt water. The calm waters of Yal-ku Lagoon provides more great snorkeling. The beaches are wide, the waters are calm and people are friendly. To round off the vacation experience in Akumal, you will find many services that make your stay easier. Restaurants, gift shops, dive shops, grocery stores, fun beach bars at the Lol-ha and La Buena Vida, and much more make your stay fun, social and complete.

Just south of Akumal..

Jade Beach, South Akumal, and Aventuras Akumal are just a few minutes south from the town center and main beaches in Akumal. These areas are considered part of the greater Akumal area. Combined, Akumal offers vacationers a variety of beautiful beaches and tourist services, plus a selection of beach front hotels, condos and luxury villas for your full dose of paradise on the Caribbean.

LocoGringo suggests these great vacation spots:

Jade Moon Villas

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Enjoy a gem, Ruby Moon, 4 bedroom condo on Jade Bay, Akumal, with central AC, kitchen, living/dining room, etc. Terrace and balconies. Courtyard swimming pool with party palapa.
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Casa Tranquilidad

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This 2 bedroom condo/house is tucked away in a peaceful garden courtyard setting between Yal ku lagoon and Half Moon Bay in North Akumal. Enjoy the splash pool, AC, WiFi Internet, satellite TV, etc....
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Casa del Sol

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Right on lovely Yalku Lagoon with 5 air conditioned bedrooms, pool, large furnished patio and 2nd floor living room w/ balcony, 2 kitchens. Perfect for large families and groups. Pavilion on the...
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Villa Turquesa

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On the north end of South Akumal beach, Villa Turquesa is a duplex beach villa with 5 main house bedrooms, 3 optional guest house bedrooms, central air conditioning, swimming pool, wonderful sea...
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Casa Akumal Sunrise

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This cozy beach level unit of a duplex villa is just right for those who want sand, sun and snorkeling followed by central AC. It has 2 bedrooms, entertainment room, living room, Satellite TV, full...
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Villa Las Vigas

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Las Vigas is a lovely oceanfront villa on Yal-ku lagoon inlet. Enjoy 2 bedrooms w/ AC, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living/dining rooms and spectacular views. Very romantic! Lots of handcarved wood and...
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Ah Villa

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Ah Villa is a perfect vacation rental for those who seek casual elegance and all the modern conveniences of home. Enjoy a large pool with built-in jacuzzi, 4 ocean-side bedrooms, and the sandiest...
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Cannon House

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This 2nd floor ocean front suite is one of few accommodations actually on Akumal Bay. It has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen and AC! Central Akumal's services and magnificent Akumal Bay...
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