In the state of Quintana Roo is the coastal town of Akumal, known for its location on the shores of one of the most beautiful beaches in Riviera Maya. A coral reef barrier 200 metres from the coast shields the beach from the waves and makes it an authentic and extensive natural swimming pool, ideal for snorkelling.
In the Mayan language, Akumal means “place of turtles”. It is the nesting place of a large population of loggerhead sea turtles, which you can even swim with. Take care, because on the shore there will be more than one nest of these turtles that the recovery centre in the area tries to protect with signs indicating their presence.
In the area, we can take interesting hikes starting from the main beach towards the north, reaching the impressive Yal-Ku cenote which connects with the sea. You will find this wonderful place quickly by following a route of just 3 kilometres, entering the jungle to discover the wonderful crystal clear waters of Yal-Ku, which you will want to dive into.