The Riviera Maya is known for its long stretch of jewel-hued beaches. With its signature white sand and turquoise blue waters it’s no wonder why sun-seekers everywhere visit this destination. While the Riviera Maya possesses a limitless amount of stunning beaches, there is one in particular that travelers ought to visit.
Akumal Beach is known as the ‘jewel of the coastline.’ Although it was seen as a hidden gem along the Riviera Maya, Akumal Beach now greets hundreds of sun-seekers to its shores. Located just south of Cancun, this expansive beach stretches from Playa del Carmen to the edges of Tulum. The immense size of this beach entails no shortage of places to soak in some rays. However, there are particular locations that offer something unique from other areas of the beach.
The Northern portion of the beach offers an ideal environment for snorkelers and scuba divers. Being closely situated to fresh water lagoons, this area of the beach contains colorful underwater wildlife. The waters close to the bay are calm due to a reef break protecting the shores, making it a prime location for snorkelers of any ability.
For those who’d rather enjoy the modern landscapes of the destinations, central Akumal is an area to visit. The tranquil ocean landscapes are complemented with shops, beachfront resorts, restaurants, and lively bars.
In contrast to central Akumal, the Southern portion of the beach paints a completely different picture. The area is quaint and peaceful, with several residential communities, beachfront villas, and local condos.
Regardless of what area is ventured, Akumal Beach is truly one of the best destinations to visit in the Riviera Maya.
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