Akumal is famous for its diving and snorkeling hotspots. The warm waters are rich in marine life, guarded by coral reefs. Many dive spots offer a variety of sea life, from endangered green sea turtles to stingrays and barracudas. Half Moon bay has a large curved beach of white sand and snorkeling spots just off the beach, and the waters are welcoming to swimmers, kayakers, and paddle boarders. Just north of Half Moon Bay is Yal-ku Lagoon, an inlet with a mix of salt and fresh water that is home to many varieties of fish, and you'll also see some species of Caribbean birds.
The coast is not the only place to enjoy the natural wonders of Mexico near Akumal beach houses. Caves, cenotes, and underground rivers are found inland. Cenote Santa Cruz is a local favorite; and don't miss Acktun Chen Natural Park, which has a five-million-year-old dry cave and cenotes used by the ancient Mayans.
When you're living in an Akumal beach house, it may be hard to tear yourself away from the unparalleled beach experience, but take some time to explore the historical ruins of the area. Tulum is a Mayan city built late in the thirteenth century. This ancient seaport is remarkably well preserved for being over 700 years old. You'll see Tulum's protective wall, along with the remains of stone buildings, the Castillo, and the Temple of the Frescoes. And the Mayan ruins at Coba, though less excavated than other sites, include the Nohoc Mul Pyramid, which is the tallest in the Yucatan Peninsula.