We visited Akumal, Mexico in February for just over two weeks. Northern Alberta was freezing at the time, minus 37 on the coldest day the week before we left. So, we packed up – I packed in a carry on – and away we went.
Did you see our little snapshot while we were there? If not, here are all the details!
Akumal, Mexico is about 90 minutes south of Cancun and it’s a small little place. It has a handful of restaurants, a small grocery store, and a few tourists – oh, and a beautiful beach. Akumal is known for turtles – yet my favourite part is the lagoon. Full of so many fish and bright colours.
We went snorkeling every other day and it was a blast. The best food we had in Akumal? The tacos from the converted information booth. They were 17 pesos each, or a US dollar – or $1.20 Canadian. So good.
The tourist part of town has a little area with a great bakery and smoothie shop. Locals sell items at the daily market, too – so check it out.
Overall, Akumal is a beautiful place – especially if you’re looking to slow down, relax and enjoy the beach and snorkeling. I’ll admit, for us – we like to travel and go-go-go – so I’m happy we ventured out to other parts of Mexico a few times. For a safe, comfortable, non-huge resort place, it’s perfect. Oh, there is a Secrets down the way, yet it’s only accessible via highway 307. Stay in town, or on the beach in one of the small villas.
Thanks for stopping by! I’ll share a few more highlights of our trip over the next six weeks and then tie it all together with a full two weeks in Mexico post. Stay warm – it’s rainy and grey here.