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Stories and Tips Akumal

Yal Ku Lagoon

Written by serandal on 11 Dec, 2002

No one stays in Playa Akumal without going several times to Yal Ku Lagoon. This lagoon is a protected habitat for regional marine life. The waters are a combination of salt water from the Carribean and fresh water from underground rivers. You can snorkel here…Read More


Day 10

Written by Entilzha on 12 Mar, 2005

This vacation is really sinking in now, as we are starting to get up later and later. After breakfast, I settled into the hammock and continued my reading on the rise and demise of the Inca empire. My wife and daughter had gone to Akumal…Read More


Day 6

Written by Entilzha on 12 Mar, 2005

We got up early (again) this morning. It’s hard to sleep in when the sun comes up right into your bedroom window. So much farniente to do, so little time. Might as well get up. We decided to go to Yal Ku, which is almost…Read More


Day 11

Written by Entilzha on 12 Mar, 2005

I was planning to skip this report because we were on full farniente/manana mode and nothing. All day I did basically nothing. I got breakfast at Turtle Bay Cafe (which we are totally hooked on), did some snorkeling, read, and took a siesta on the…Read More


Day 9

Written by Entilzha on 12 Mar, 2005

Well, we have most clearly passed the halfway mark, and we have begun to start counting down. Today was a day of surf and sun. After yesterday’s hectic day, we did sleep late (first time ever in here) and took our time to get into…Read More


Day 8

Written by Entilzha on 12 Mar, 2005

The morning of the day after the storm was still pretty overcast, even a little chilly. A tree by the condo had fallen across the street, and the only thing keeping it from falling all across was the electrical wire 8-0. We felt that since…Read More


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Day 7

Written by Entilzha on 12 Mar, 2005

In contrast to the previous post, not much happened today. The clouds were gathering when we got up, and we were just not in a Speedy Gonzales mood. We thought of swimming Xcacel and doing the groceries, but a big thunderstorm scratched the first part…Read More


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Day 5

Written by Entilzha on 12 Mar, 2005

We rose with the sun, as usual, and had breakfast in the condo. We decided to spend the morning at Atkun Chen, which is very close to Akumal. However, it did take a while to get there since you have to take a 3.5km pothole-filled…Read More


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Day 4

Written by Entilzha on 12 Mar, 2005

After the Tulum expedition, we decided that this would be a very kid-friendly day, so we headed off to the public beach at Akumal Bay. We dropped our stuff in front of Lol Ha, the kids sampled the water, and I took my snorkeling gear…Read More


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Day 3

Written by Entilzha on 12 Mar, 2005

Up at the crack of dawn and breakfast in the condo. Got to make it snappy, before the crowds take our spot. We got to Tulum at 9am, and small buses were just beginning to arrive. We parked in the back lot (20 pesos instead of…Read More


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