Whether you visit Akumal for the beaches or the chance to spot sea turtles, renting an apartment is an economical way to enjoy this Mexican resort. Many Akumal apartment rentals are a short stroll from the town’s beach, and just about any place you rent will have some inviting outdoor space. and although eating out is a big part of most vacations, having your own kitchen in your rental helps to keep the cost of eating out down. And there are plenty of reasons to visit this well established and somewhat laid back resort, about 100 km south of Cancun. It’s one of the most popular diving and snorkeling destinations on the Yucatan Peninsula, and is famous for its cenotes, natural lagoons and pools of water. Various companies offer day trips from the town, including to the spectacular Mayan walled city of Tulum.