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 Akumal vacation rentals:

Casa Kukulcan

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Inspired by Mayan architecture, this 5-bedroom oceanfront villa is located just a mile from Akumal. Tall ceilings, chic decor, a 50-foot lap pool, climate-controlled suites, a gourmet kitchen - are...
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Las Villas Akumal

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This luxury condo building has a large beach front pool and is 3 minutes south of Akumal. Spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units with 1, 2 or 3 bathrooms are available. All have central AC, full kitchens....
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Casa Iguana

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Actually 2 houses, not 1, great for families and groups. There's 2 air conditioned bedrooms in each house plus additional bedding, oceanfront swimming pool, shade palapa, exterior patios/terraces,...
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Villa Margarita

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Nestled on the white coral sand of Jade Bay, this luxurious four bedroom beach home is the perfect getaway for large families or several couples travelling together. This villa has over 3,000 sq....
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Casa Gray

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Enjoy this beach villa with 3 air-conditioned bedrooms, all facing the beach & Caribbean. Amenities include a full kitchen, ocean side patio with grill, sandy private tanning area, loungers &...
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Casitas Tranquilidad

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Two economical casita/apartments on the 2nd and 3rd levels between Yal ku lagoon and Half Moon Bay. Each of these apartments has AC, full kitchen, bedroom with 1 double bed, WiFi Internet. Each...
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Casa de las Conchas

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Here's a luxury beach house with central AC, pool, 4 bedrooms (2 which have their own kitchen & living room) master bedroom with Jacuzzi in master bath, full kitchen, living room, TV, VCR, CD,...
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Casa Magna

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Spacious, luxurious 6,000 sq. ft. oceanfront villa with classic Moorish architecture. Enjoy 4 large air conditioned bedrooms, each with a king bed, (additional auxiliary bedroom), large living room,...
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