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Driving couple of min south of the dive center we get in Akumal which is a small beach-front tourist resort community 100 km (62 mi) south of Cancún, between the towns of Playa del Carmen and Tulum. It is located in Tulum Municipality in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico, and is part of the Riviera Maya area.
The population is more or less of 1500 inhabitants.

The town was officially founded in 1958, as a community for scuba divers by Pablo Bush Romero: a Mexican businessman, diver, writer, historian, and archaeologist.

Akumal means "place of the turtles" in the Mayan language.
The beautiful clean white sandy beaches, to the north and south are endangered Green Sea Turtle habitat.
The Centro Ecologico Akumal (CEA); educates residents and visitors about green turtles habitat preservation.

Yal Ku Lagoon, is a haven for snorkeling.
It is an area where fresh water percolating through ground limestone meets salt water and creates nutrient-rich habitat for marine life.