Akumal is a coastal town located in the Riviera Maya, in the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico. It is known for its beautiful beach and rich marine life, especially for being a popular destination for swimming and snorkeling with sea turtles.
Akumal beach offers a unique opportunity to interact closely with sea turtles in their natural environment. Sea turtles, such as the green turtle and hawksbill turtle, frequently visit the shallow waters off the coast of Akumal to feed on the algae that grows on the coral reef.
Visitors have the opportunity to swim and snorkel in Akumal’s warm, clear water, and watch and swim alongside these majestic marine creatures. It is important to do it responsibly and respectfully, avoiding touching or bothering the turtles and following the guidelines established for the conservation of marine life.