SOLIMAN BAY AKUMAL & TANKAH
Soliman Bay and Tankah’s incredibly clear waters make it a paradise for snorkeling, scuba and underwater photography. The coral reef, longest in the Western Hemisphere, abounds in colorful tropical fish and exotic coral formations, plus a scattering of sunken Spanish Galleons.
Interestingly, Pablo Bush Romero, founder and developer of Akumal and one of Mexico's most honored and respected archeologists, first came to the area as a leader of an expedition looking for historically important Spanish wrecks.
The excellent snorkeling on the reef of Half Moon Bay and Soliman Bay are at your backdoor, and Yalku, the fabulous clear water lagoon, is within a five-minute walk. The Akumal dive shop can provide all your underwater needs, including equipment rental, PADI/SSI/NAUI Certification, Specialty courses in Photography, Cavern, Deep, Night and Search and Recovery. Akumal Vacations also offers special dive packages including accommodations.
Akumal is in the heart of the archeological remnants of the mysterious and sophisticated Mayan civilization. The ruins of Tulum, Coba, and Xcaret are within a few minutes drive, and the famous cities of Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Palenque, Kabah and Konalich make exciting day trips for those inclined. For the more adventurous, the lush jungles surrounding Akumal shelter hundreds of uncharted ruins and temples, subterranean caves, cenotes, lagoons, and exotic tropical plants, birds, and wildlife. At Akumal there is something for everyone, from the avid sportsman and adventurer to those who will happily settle for lying on the beach being caressed by the balmy trade winds. Many sunsets will pass before you can enjoy all experiences this marvelous area has to offer...shopping in the local markets for bargains in embroidery and black coral jewelry...deep sea fishing for marlin, sailfish, tuna, king and dolphin ...golf at Puerto Aventuras, just ten minutes from Akumal...sightseeing trips to Cozumel...or just snorkeling the bay or lagoon.