Here’s what Trip Advisor said about Akumal Bay:
If you are in Playa Del Carmen or Tulum a terrific day trip is the beach at Akumal Bay. The beach has super white sand and the water is clear, with no waves – it is perfect for children and families and anyone looking for a quiet, calm beach and fantastic snorkeling.
Not true. White sand, yes, if you can find it between all the bodies on the beach. Quiet? No. Not one bit. Still, it was fun to sketch.
And a closeup of the pages:
I did two sketches. The one above was the second one, and it captured the feel of the crowd better. Here’s #1. Sometimes it just takes a second attempt (or a third) to get it right.
About the snorkeling? We did see loads of sea turtles right off shore. They were beautiful.