Akumal means “Place of Turtles”

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Akumal, meaning “Place of the Turtles” in Mayan language, is indeed a nesting ground for sea turtles who come ashore to lay their eggs every year.

Many travelers come here as a day trip from either Playa del Carmen or Tulum to swim with the turtles and enjoy the clear waters of the shallow lagoon.

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