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Akumal, Mexico

January 20th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


Akumal is the Mayan word for “sea turtle.” If you want to reconvene with nature Akumal, Mexico is the place to take a vacation. This small town provides everything for the tourist who loves to scuba dive, snorkel, swim, and lay around the beach soaking up the sun. Akumal is a beachfront tourist resort approximately 62 miles from Cancun. In 1958, the town was officially founded as a community for scuba drivers. You will find Akumal on the Mexican Caribbean coastline of the Yucatan Peninsula. Akumal is in the heart of Riviera, and one of the most beautiful places in the Mexican Caribbean. This town has always been a secrete getaway only visited by the tourists that dare travel down the coastline in search of adventure. Once the tourists found Akumal, they kept returning every year because Akumal has “magic” tropical therapy for the soul.

It is a small community with white sandy beaches, swaying palms, sun, surf, and a feeling of paradise. This little hideaway has three beautiful bays. They are Half Moon bay, Aventuras Akumal bay, and greater Akumal bay. While visiting Akumal visit restaurants, dive shops, gift shops, and fun beach bars.

While there, you can stay in hotels, make villa or condominium reservations, ocean front homes, and bungalows. Most of the villas rent for over $3,000 a week. For this amount of money, you receive four bedrooms, air conditioning, four bathrooms, satellite TV, full kitchen and living room, your own pool, and other amenities. The resorts have hotels that start at $80 for two and up. The hotels in Akumal, Mexico start at $60 a night and upwards. There are many more accommodations but it is advisable to place a reservation before you go.

One tour that a tourist should take in Akumal, Mexico is the SkyCycle tour, which is available nowhere else in the world. You have your own cycle that you sit in, pedaling at your leisure, swooping down into the cenotes, and soaring like a bird above the jungle canopy. The tour takes approximately two hours and is $75 a person. They also have a tour where you can take a sailboat to watch the sunset, kayak or horse back tour. There are so many to choose from that you will want to stay longer than a week.

When you get hungry, you can find many fish and seafood dishes, Mayan, and a variety of Mexican dishes with beans, rice, and fresh corn tortillas. The restaurants in Akumal, Mexico vary in price from the least expensive to expensive. Many restaurants cater to families.

This little secret hide away will soon become your secret hide away after one visit.

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