The picturesque coastal town of Akumal on the Riviera Maya in Mexico will celebrate its 50th birthday on May 29, 2009.
The relaxed, laid back community between Playa del Carmen and Tulum
will host a 3 day festival to commemorate
50 years since Pablo Bush Romero 'rediscovered' Akumal on an expedition to the
area's famous Matanceros shipwreck.
The Matanceros was
a frigate class Spanish merchant ship that crashed into the coral reefs just
offshore on February 22, 1741.
When looking for the wreck, Pablo Bush
Romero was so taken with the beauty of Akumal's white sand bay he purchased it
from a land owner and founded a city consisting of a small resort catering to
To this day, Akumal has preserved its unique character and
resisted the commercialization seen in some other Mexican Caribbean
The festival will include live music, entertainment, food, drink
and a fishing tournament. It is open to the locals and tourists alike, from May
29 to May 31.
Akumal's secluded, unspoilt location offers some
excellent investment properties. Visit our main website to see more about Akumal