Akumal means “Place of the Turtle” in Mayan
Akumal means “place of the turtle” in Mayan as these beautiful creatures have made Akumal home for hundreds of years. Yes, the turtles love Akumal too!
The beaches in Akumal are natural habitats for endangered Loggerhead and Green Sea Turtles. The CEA (Centro Ecológico Akumal) educates residents and visitors about habitat preservation. Turtles lay their eggs during the night (May – Sep) and CEA members mark the nests daily to ensure they are not tampered with by humans. Typically, the baby turtles are hatched and escape to the ocean 60 days later continuing the magic of Akumal.
Click to see Google Beach view of the main beach in Akumal