Akumal in the Mayan language means "Place of the Turtle" and diving mask here you easily see one of these turtles, sailing near you. (However, do not touch them. It is prohibited by law.) You might see corals and beautiful fish in the clear, sparkling water. This is friendly to tourists small town located about an hour from Cancun - but at the same time seems to be removed from it for a few light years.