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Plaza Ukana I, Playa Akumal, Local 3 Akumal

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Akumal means “place of the turtles,” and these large creatures are one of the main attractions in this protected bay.

Akumal means “place of the turtles”

Snorkeling here is the draw, as the waters are usually glassy and calm and you are almost guaranteed to spot a giant 500-pound turtle munching sea grass and popping up for air. A bit farther out beckons the reef teeming with gorgeous tropical fish of all colors. Snorkel gear can be obtained at the Akumal Dive Center. Akumal also has one of our favorite restaurants for fresh seafood and margaritas, La Cueva del Pescador. If you catch something fishing, they’ll even cook it for you.

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Plaza Ukana I, Playa Akumal, Local 3 77731 Akumal Mexico


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