Akumal is Maya for "Land of Turtles". It is a beautiful bay protected by a reef. It has white, sandy beaches that make this site a favorite place for turtles to lay eggs.
Shown on the left is the Centro Ecológico Akumal (Akumal Ecological Center), an organisation of biologists who are responsible for care and protection of eggs and turtles that come every year to this beautiful site.
Yalku Lagoon is a spectacular lagoon with clear water and colorful fish. It is ideal for snorkeling because of its shallow, calm waters.