Exploring the Riviera Maya- Akumal

After an exciting morning at Tulum, we headed over to Akumal to swim with some turtles! Since Akumal means “place of the turtles” in Mayan, I was hoping for some great snorkeling. I wasn’t disappointed; there were turtles everywhere! The water was just about perfect for snorkeling: clear, warm and full of life. It was deep enough for a variety of marine life, but not too deep that it was hard to navigate without a boat.
We parked in town and walked through a resort type area to get to the beach. The area was beautifully kept, with lots of little shops and restaurants.
We saw turtles, many types of fish, sea urchins, lots of coral, and sting rays! If you like snorkeling I highly recommend a visit to Akumal.
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