insider Staff Picks

Want to make the most of your vacation on the Riviera Maya? Tap the Reef Resorts staff for insider tips on the hottest things to see and do. Whether you're a fan of history, outdoor adventure, sport fishing or spa days, our team has the inside scoop on the experiences that will make your stay extraordinary.

Better in the Bay

Better in the Bay

February 11, 2016

The thriving underwater life of the Riviera Maya is no secret. In fact, it drives plenty of tourism throughout the year, and the colorful reefs get plenty of visitors each day. But for a unique snorkeling experience, we recommend checking out Akumal Bay, located just a short drive from our Playa del Carmen resort. A beautiful beach of turquoise water and soft white sand, Akumal Bay’s real selling point are its underwater inhabitants. Green, Hawksbill and Loggerhead sea turtles call this bay their home and can be found grazing on seagrass just a few feet out from the shore. This is a great opportunity to see these beautiful and serene creatures undisturbed in their natural habitat. Guided tours are available for those who are interested, though all you really need is snorkeling gear, which you can rent, and an adventurous spirit - you can swim out by yourself and easily spot many turtles. A tip? Arrive early in the morning to avoid the lunch rush and get the best visibility under water.

Address: Akumal Bay, Carr. Cancun-Chetumal