Locally Toned in Mexico: Waves Crashing Ringtone from Akumal, Quintana Roo

The Mexico tone series comes to a close with this Waves Crashing Ringtone. Recorded  in mid-May at Half Moon Bay in Akumal, a tourist community 100km South of Cancun, the track includes the sound of the ocean reaching the shoreline and a somewhat gusty wind blowing.

In the Mayan language, Akumal means “place of the turtles.” Half Moon Bay is a wonderful snorkeling spot along the second largest coral reef in the world, and from May through October, it’s Loggerhead and Green turtle (nesting and hatching) season. During this time, the non-profit organization Centro Ecológico Akumal (CEA) sends out staff and volunteers to patrol the beaches nightly to identify and protect nesting females, nests, and hatchlings. During our stay at Half Moon Bay, we spotted new turtle nests every day on our morning walks.

Scroll down to see a few more photos of the Bay. Hasta luego, Mexico. Here’s hoping Locally Toned will return one day to capture and share a much larger tone series!

This ringtone recording session was made possible by a generous grant from The Fine Foundation.

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