Overview of Akumal – A beachside town that is loved by Caribbean Sea-life

Posted by Loco Gringo in Akumal


Akumal has had a marine/sea focus since it became an international destination in the early 70s. With shipwrecks found in the Caribbean Sea off the shore of this Riviera Maya beach town, national and international marine biologists and historians have been collecting Spanish artifacts for decades. The configuration of the barrier reef made the area a graveyard for Spanish colonial ships that were unfamiliar with the waters. Today, Akumal continues to have a marine/sea focus. Turtles love the...

Gonzalo Guerrero is part of Akumal’s history

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Gonzalo Guerrero part of Akumal

Gonzalo Guerrero was a sailor from Palos, in Spain who shipwrecked in 1511 along the Yucatan Peninsula and was taken as a slave by the local Maya. Earning his freedom, Guerrero became a respected warrior under a Maya Lord and raised three of the first mestizo children in Mexico and presumably the first mixed children of the New World. In Akumal Gonzalo Guerrero was commemorated by a statue by by Raúl Ayala Arellano.  Back in the 1970's the Guerrero statue stood in front of the archway of...

See the jungle? Thats where Las Casitas in Akumal stands today

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Akumal Bay 1970's

Back in the "old days" sailing into Akumal was common.  A dear of friend and her daughter are standing on a rock in Akumal Bay.  The jungle behind them is where Las Casitas stands today.  Thanks to the owner of Casa Alux for sharing her family photo! For reference in the photo below the rock with the buoy on it, is the rock they were standing on.  Today Akumal is one of the cherished of family vacation spots in the Riviera Maya.  Check out our great vacation rentals in the Akumal...