Explore our Surroundings
To Cancun Airport: 70 Miles / 1:40 Hrs. Aprox.
To Playa del Carmen: 30 Miles / 30 Mins. Aprox.
Tulum: 25 Miles / 20 Mins Aprox.
Are you ready for an unforgettable aquatic adventure? Look no further than the breathtaking beaches of Akumal, a hidden gem on Mexico’s Riviera Maya.
Akumal, which means “Place of Turtles” in Mayan, lives up to its name in multiple ways.
One of Akumal’s most fantastic attractions is its resident sea turtle population. These gentle giants call the warm waters of Akumal Bay home. As you venture into the sea, you’ll have the incredible opportunity to swim alongside these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.
It’s an amazing experience.
Akumal is known as the ‘Place of the Turtles,’ but it is also the home of Yal-Ku Lagoon, a unique snorkeling adventure in a coastal lagoon.
Yal-Ku is a coastal lagoon connected to the Caribbean Sea. Freshwater from neighboring cenotes flows into the sea through this lagoon. The result is a calm current that mixes fresh and saltwater, creating an exclusive habitat for many species of aquatic beings.
This natural estuary is full of fish and plants in an environment no deeper than 10 ft/4 m.
Families, novice snorkelers, and experienced ones looking to enjoy marine life find Yal-Ku Lagoon the perfect spot for leisure and observation.
Yal-Ku Lagoon is located 200 m away from Villa Bellamar.
Cozumel is the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean.
Rich in history, Mayan vestiges, and natural wonders, a true paradise in the middle of the sea with white beaches, beautiful sunsets, and world-famous for its coral reefs. It is an adventure and relaxation destination where all kinds of activities are carried out in impressive natural settings.
This mostly undeveloped Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea, is an accessible cruise ship port of call famed for its scuba diving. At Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park, there are diving spots around a section of the Mesoamerican Reef and the Museo Subacuático de Arte’s submerged sculptures.
Chankanaab is an eco-park surrounding a lagoon with underwater caverns, home to dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles.
Location: 27 km south of Villa Bellamar.
Sources from the 16th century designate the site as “Zamá,” which in Mayan means “morning” or “dawn.” The name of Tulum is relatively recent, and it translates as “wall” or “palisade,” referring to the stonewall preserved here.
Tulum is the most representative site on the Quintana Roo coast, due to its privileged location and the excellent conservation of its buildings and wall paintings. Its wall is well known, delimiting the main complex on its north, south, and west sides, as the eastern sector faces the Caribbean Sea. It has five accesses and two watchtowers.
Cobá is the archaeological zone with the highest temple in the Yucatan Peninsula and has the oldest red stone road in the Mayan world.
It also contains stone steles with inscriptions about important events in this ancient city.
It is believed that the name “Coba” is the original name of this city, which means “chopped water”, due to the proximity to lagoons.
Stroll through the main square dominated by the 18th-century Cathedral of San Servasio and the Municipal Palace, where the upstairs balcony has an exhibition of paintings by Marco Lizama showing the history of Valladolid. There is more history on display in the small San Roque Museum, behind the Municipal Palace.
Sit in the park with an ice cream and soak up the peaceful atmosphere. Alternatively, walk to the shops and boutiques that line the main square and surrounding streets.
In the main square, on Sundays the Domingos Vallisoletanos* event is held, which includes a craft market, live music and folk dances. On Sunday night, a band performs the rhythms of danzón and cha cha chá and local and visiting couples participate on the dance floor.