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Sea and Beaches Akumal (Quintana Roo)

Akumal, famous turtles´ beach is situated on the coast between Tulum and Playa del Carmen. The water is crystal blue, and the white sand beach is filled with palm trees that provide enough shadow. Most important of all, the sea is full of turtles! All you need to do in order to see them is to snorquel in the shallow waters some 20 meters away from the beach (in the area marked by buoys). Turtles come here to feast on the sea grass. If you keep going some 30 meters more into the ocean you reach a nice coral reef with groups of fish.
What here: Snorquel with turtles (should you not feel brave enough to do it on your own, you can get help in one of the two dive centers on the beach). The main beach restaurant serves good thought a little pricy food. There is a cheaper place just behind the eco information center. Lockers and sun beds are available for rent.

Where to stay:
Akumal is a small village that mainly consists of private luxury residences and one all-inclusive resort. In general the accommodation options are rather limited. Most people come here from Tulum or Playa del Carmen for a one day trip.
How to get here: The best way to go is with „colectivos“, that move between Playa del Carmen and Tulum (30 minutes, 20 pesos). You can also go with ADO or Mayab buses. You will need to walk for about 500 meters from the main road until you reach the white Akumal gate. Once passing the gate turn right to the main beach. If you keep going straight on the paved road you will reach private residences and another beach with less access, bigger waves and fewer turtles.