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Activities in Akumal Mexico

Date Added: December 23, 2008 03:17:51 PM
Category: Mexico

If you like history, sports or a wide variety of ocean and land based activities you will have a great time in Akumal Mexico. There is a huge array of activities that will please everyone no matter how discerning the traveler.

Akumal is a divers paradise.  With the world’s second largest reef just offshore and several sunken ships in the area, the choice of dives is unlimited  There are numerous PADI Certified dive shops in the area with resort diving, certification courses, open sea dives, night dives, cenote dives or cave dives.  Diving and snorkeling are both readily available for anyone who wishes to visit the area reefs. You will be able to rent all of the equipment you need and have an experienced diver take you out to explore the ocean.

There are plenty of fishing activities to keep you occupied for days at a time. You can charter a boat in Akumal Bay to take you deep sea fishing.  The run to deep water is measured in yards instead of miles!  Or make the short run south to Xcalak for world class bone fish and permit fly fishing.  Local guides are available.

You might enjoy visiting the exibits at Centro Ecológico Akumal, a non-profit organization which provides academic studies, ocean research, marine studies, environmental education and cultural exchange. CEA has a wide range of programs aimed at studying and protecting the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System from the effects of unsustainable development.  CEA is a good place to visit if you want to learn more about sea life and how it can be protected.

Xel-Ha, Mexico’s Natural Wonder and the largest Natural Aquarium in the world await your discovery.  You can easily spend the day enjoying and exploring a wide variety of fish and animals in their natural habitat which has been protected for your enjoyment.

History buffs will particularly love the wonderful ancient Mayan Ruins in the Akumal, Mexico area. There are several of these sites in the area that are currently being uncovered by archeologists. A particularly popular site location is the Tulum ruins.

When you visit the Mayan Ruins you will see some of the expansive jungles around the Akumal area. A day trip through the jungle is a great experience and an adventure that you are sure to remember.

You can participate in kayaking and cave diving activities in Akumal. Cave diving is an exhilarating experience that you won’t soon forget and is especially enticing for the adventurous traveler.

No trip to the area would be complete without including many of the shopping opportunities in and around the Akumal area. Here you can find local crafts, necessities and even high end formal wear in the shopping area’s located in the town of Akumal. If you want to add a cultural touch to your home then you will particularly be fond of the vast selection of traditional Mayan crafts and linens.

After your shopping trip you are sure to enjoy the local cafes and fine dining restaurants in this charming village. With menu selections ranging from fresh seafood and fish to the more traditional Mayan dishes there is plenty for the traveler to choose from.  You will relax, refresh and be revitalized in Akumal, Mexico!

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