Akumal is a small beach-front tourist resort community in Mexico, 62 miles south of Cancún, between the towns of Playa del Carmen and Tulum. It is located on Akumal Bay and Half Moon Bay on the site of a former coconut plantation in Tulum Municipality in the state of Quintana Roo, and is part of the Riviera Maya area. The 2010 census showed a population of 1,310 inhabitants.
The town was officially founded in 1958 as a community for scuba divers by Pablo Bush Romero—a Mexican businessman, diver, writer, historian, and archaeologist. Pablo Bush’s family still owns a large portion of Akumal, including the largest resort Hotel Club Akumal Caribe. Akumal is also home to ONDARTE International Artist Residency. – Wikipedia