The most popular thing to do in Akumal is snorkel with wild sea turtles. The area has been known for its sea turtle population for generations and the town was originally founded as a community for scuba divers. Here’s how to (responsibly) snorkel with sea turtles in Akumal, Mexico.
With its turquoise waters, charming beach bars, and friendly ambiance, Akumal deserves to be more than just a pit stop. With Akumal as your base, you can still easily explore the rest of Riviera Maya, then promptly escape the hustle and bustle back in Akumal’s peaceful paradise.