Akumal is a small beach-front vacation resort community
100km (62miles) south of Cancun, between the towns of Playa
del Carmen and Tulum in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Many tourists who want a beach vacation choose from Akumal
vacation rentals for their accommodations.
Akumal means "place of the turtles" in the Mayan language
because for centuries, the great sea turtles have come to
the fine white sands of Akumal Bay and Half Moon Bay. Turtles can be found in Akumal laying eggs on the beaches at
night throughout the nesting season (April to July) or
swimming in the main Bay during the day.
Akumal, the site of several Spanish galleon shipwrecks, was
officially founded in 1958 as a community for scuba divers
when they were looking for Spanish treasure.
Vacation rentals in Akumal include luxury villas and
condos which you can rent directly from the owners.
Many of the villas and condos to rent in Akumal are
oceanfront or beachfront and many of them have pools and
other great amenities. Try renting from an owner and
choose from the many Akumal vacation rentals for a unique and unforgettable Mexican holiday.