Akumal - The place of the turtle in Mayan - earns its name from the yearly return of the majestic and endangered sea turtles to its shores each summer to lay their eggs. This once coconut plantation, turned diver's paradise is the oldest resort town on the coast. First accessible only by boat from Cozumel, Akumal retains much of its original relaxed, unhurried atmosphere synonymous with Mexico itself!

The allure of Akumal begins with its quaint, small-town feel and only gets better as visitors snorkel the two amazing bays, Akumal Bay and Half Moon Bay, which are teeming with sea-life. The main bay, Akumal Bay, is one of the few expansive public beaches left on the coastline; and, another beauty of this beach is the ample amount of amenities that are at the fingertips of visitors. Don't miss the natural inlet, Yal-ku Lagoon in North Akumal, offering snorkelers a truly unique snorkeling adventure. With gourmet restaurants, trendy shops, and unique finds, Akumal is a great place for the whole family.

Check out Mawacos Off the Beaten Path video of Akumal


Half Moon Bay Lydia 2014 Ten Days in Akumal

The last leg of our Fall 2014 trip

Guillermo photo Akumal Beach Think Akumal Bay Has Gotten Too Crowded?

Here is why and what YOU can do to help.

La Buena Vida The Trip Continues – Akumal and Puerto Morelos

Fall 2014

turtles1_7-14.jpg A Day in the Life of a Tortuguero in Akumal

CEA volunteer Tom Cochran describes sea turtle conservation work.

Akumal Bay Akumal

by Laura Bush Wolfe

lionfish_5-14.jpg Akumal's First Annual Lionfish Tournament

A success for the reef.

science_diver_2-14.jpg Science Diver Package at Hotel Akumal Caribe

Work and vacation at the same time.

Budha Gardens Spa Budha Gardens Spa, Akumal Review

Located in Akumal right near the arch, it is a perfect location and perfect spa!

akumal_artist_residency.jpg Akumal International Artist Residency

Akumal is reopening the program, starting in February 2014.

Buy Playa Logo Akumal Real Estate

Doing business on the Riviera Maya since 1989

baby_turtles-mkinnon.jpg Akumal Sea Turtles Followed in New Eco Project

CEA is tagging juvenile and sub-adult green sea turtles.

akumal_playground1.jpg Akumal Children's Playground Opens

The Akumal Children's Playground Project was the chosen local cause for the 1st Akumal Comedy Festival (2012).

Paul Sanchez-Navarro Too Much Snorkeling Damaging Akumal Bay

Efforts to reduce current degradation of the bay

taj1_4-13.jpg A Tour of Taj-Kumal in Akumal

The only rental villa located on Akumal Bay

Sian Kaan Sunset Christmas Eve 2012 Christmas in the Riviera Maya

Tulum and Akumal, Mexico at Christmas time 2012

arturo-mirna-gonzalo-laura-680x1024.jpg Congratulations to Gonzalo Arcila - 30 Years

The Akumal Dive Shop celebration

sponge-natalie.jpg Sponges

The real ones ... underwater, by Natalie Novak

apr26event5.jpg Regional Spelling Bee Held in Akumal

Pablo Bush Romero Scholarships also awarded, by Laura Bush Wolfe

Turtle Laying Her Eggs 2012 Sea Turtle Nesting Season Approaches

CEA provides info and tips

turtle_love-nat_2.jpg Turtle Love

Natalie Novak describes a close encounter of the turtle kind.

Sam at Lolha Lydia Linton Pontius Traveling the Sac-Be 2011 – Part Four

From Mahahual on the Costa Maya to Akumal in the Riviera Maya, by Lydia Pontius

Villas Flamingo Villas Flamingo - Half Moon Bay, Akumal

Review of this private villa boutique hotel on Half Moon Bay

Akumal Mexico's Logo The History of Akumal's Logo (English and Spanish)

Myrna Bush shares this great fable about how the logo came to represent Akumal

20_cea_1.jpg Centro Ecologico Akumal (CEA)
Press Release - October 2011

Marine Protection and the issues Akumal is working on

Stay and Discover the Local Charm of Chemuyil and Xcacel

November 2008

Hotel Akumal Caribe (March 2011)

with video

Gynna Gynn'AK Celebrates First Anniversary

by Gynna Sainz

"Akumal" The Song

Written by: Jorge Palma & Abraham Romero

October 2009 Yoga In Akumal

Current Schedule

casaromero Yal Ku Webcam

Offers 2 views of Yal Ku Lagoon

Under The Waters Of Mexico

By Pablo Bush Romero, Book Liner

hekab-be1_3-15.jpg Akumal Library Fundraisers

A successful February fundraiser is followed by another in April.

riviera maya map Choosing Where to Visit

Riviera Maya: Puerto Morelos—Tulum

cea2_8-15.jpg Dive in to Volunteer

CEA is now accepting volunteers for the Coral Reef Monitoring Project.

hekabbe_6-15.jpg Hekab Be Library Summer Program

2015 Fundraiser for the Akumal program

Lydia Linton Pontius sunset Barbados Trip That Stirred Memories

Windward Islands and Riviera Maya similarities

cea_8-15.jpg What's with All the Sargassum?

Republished from the CEA Newsletter, August 2015

akuaml_bay_5-16.jpg Why to Buy in Akumal

This tiny beach community in the southern Riviera Maya sits on some of the clearest water and whitest sands in the Caribbean.