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Akumal & The Riviera Maya


When you book your vacation with us you will be staying in the heart of the Riviera Maya, only 2kms from Akumal.

Akumal is a laid-back fishermen's village only 75 miles South of Cancun along Mexico’s Caribbean Coast, that in Mayan means "the Place of the turtle". It has fine white sandy beaches, coral reef, warm waters booming with marine life and several restaurants serving freshly made Mexican food.

It was the first Riviera Maya lodging resort, and today is still a small beach community loved for its easy and relaxed feel where you can snorkel with turtles in their natural environment all year round.

Akumal and the Riviera Maya offer endless opportunities for a perfect vacation filled with discovery and adventure, including scuba diving, snorkeling, or just sun bathing on the beach.

We are very proud of our little beach community and we know that you will love our corner of paradise as much as we do.

The Riviera Maya

The Riviera Maya stretches along the Caribbean Sea for 80 miles from Cancun to Punta Allen, and is well known for being one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in the world.

The Riviera Maya has it all, long beaches with crystal-clear water and white powdered sand, fun opportunities, Mexican flavors, and the ancient Mayan culture. It offers a wide range of leisure and sports activities, and is one of the most fulfilling places for diving due to its extensive coral reefs, diverse marine life and deep freshwater pools called cenotes, the only ones of their kind in the world.

Gate48 Vacation Rentals is a team of professionals delighted to greet you and serve you during your stay. We are ideally located in the heart of the Riviera Maya. You will find us five minutes South of Akumal, within the gates of the Grand Bahía Príncipe Residences & Golf Resort. When you stay with us, you will be in the perfect place to explore all the wonders of the region.

Akumal (Mayan for “Place of the Turtle”), is a picturesque village that offers a year round unique experience to snorkel with turtles in their natural environment.

Playa del Carmen, only a 30-minute drive from your vacation home, is an attractive destination to shop, dine, sunbathe, and party.

Tulum, 20 minutes away, with its unique Mayan ruins by the Caribbean Sea is a must.

Be sure to talk to our experience experts to help you design your perfect vacation.