Akumal means “place of the turtles,” and these large creatures are one of the main attractions in this protected bay.
There are an estimated 7,000 cenotes on the Yucatán Peninsula.
A trip to Chichen Itza is a must.
More Mayan ruins?
This 600-mile-long barrier reef is the second longest coral reef in the world.
Thousands of travelers flock to this ancient walled Mayan city perched on the Caribbean coast, and so should you.
Beach siestas, ancient ruins, Caribbean water play and endless margaritas could keep you occupied forever, but you’d miss out on an important piece of history in this authentic colonial city.