Akumal loses turtle nests

December 21st, 2005 by Steve Bridger filed under Akumal, Sustainable tourism

‘Akumal’ on the Riviera Maya means "Place of the Turtles" and is so named because it is an important turtle nesting area.

Once accessible only by boat from Cozumel before a road was built linking Cancún to Tulum (Hwy 307) in the early 1970s, this coconut plantation transformed into a diver’s paradise for those lucky enough to be privy to its existence.

In its latest newsletter, the project director of the Centro Ecológico Akumal, Paul Sánchez-Navarro, reflects on the how hurricanes Emily and Wilma have affected this season’s  turtle breeding.

"This past summer was expected to be a strong season for turtles, both loggerhead and green, along the Mexican Caribbean and strong it was," he writes.…

Akumal “looking great”

November 28th, 2005 by Steve Bridger filed under Akumal, Photos, Riviera Maya, Tulum

Akumal Playa 3 weeks after Wilma
Originally uploaded by Natty H.

Nathan Hebenstreit has just returned home to Colorado after a week spent on the beaches of Akumal on the Riviera Maya.