Akumal is a small beach-front tourist resort community 100 km south of Cancún, between the towns of Playa del Carmen and Tulum. It is located in Tulum Municipality in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico, and is part of the Riviera Maya area. The 2010 census showed a population of 1,310 inhabitants. Akumal means “place of the turtles” in the Mayan language.