This sea mural at Centro Ecológico Akumal’s headquarters celebrates the precious marine ecosystem around Akumal Bay. The beautiful painting was graciously donated by artist Lauren Floden. These Mexican Caribbean waters are part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System. The Great Maya Reef stretches for over six hundred miles. This makes it the world’s second largest. It is a haven for snorkelers who thrill at seeing turtles, manta rays, barracudas, manatees, colorful fish and vibrant coral.