Welcome to Akumal


Most sights and facilities are reached by taking the first turnoff, Playa Akumal, as you come south on the highway. It’s about 500m from the highway to the entrance.


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Akumal activities

$10 Transfers & Ground Transport

Cancun or Riviera Maya Hotel Transfer from/to Airport

Travel in comfort directly from the airport to your hotel, or to the airport from your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya in a shared service on board our fully air conditioned vehicles.At your arrival to the Cancun airport, one of our representatives will welcome you right outside the terminal with a banner, to be directed to the vehicle. Our courteous and friendly driver will take you to your hotel for starting your dream vacations.On the return, our van will be right on time in your hotel for your private transfer back to the Cancun airport.  Pricing is determined by zone. Please select from the following list of zones. ZONE 1: Cancun Hotel Zone - Downtown Cancun ZoneZONE 2: Puerto Juarez - Isla Mujeres PierZONE 3: Puerto MorelosZONE 4: Playa del CarmenZONE 5: Puerto AventurasZONE 6: Tulum and Akumal

$125 Water Sports

Turtle Snorkeling Adventure from Cancun

Snorkel in beautiful Caribbean waters on this tour from Cancun! After pickup from your Riviera Maya hotel, head out on the water with your professional guide for a day of fun. Snorkel in a beautiful underground cenote, where you’ll see complex limestone rock formations. After this, stop for a quick snack break before heading to Akumal.When you reach Akumal, a natural protected area for sea turtles, jump in the water for more snorkeling. This area is home to four of the world’s eight total sea turtle species. Get an up-close look at sea turtles as you snorkel in the warm waters off the shore of Akumal Beach. See colorful coral and other tropical fish as you learn about the life of sea turtles from your professional guide.After a day of snorkeling, you’ll be transported back to your Riviera Maya hotel.

$122 Cultural & Theme Tours

Yucatan Peninsula Private Tour: Akumal and Tulum Ruins

You will be picked up from your hotel between 7-8am and transferred to a natural park to swim in breathtaking cenotes. A cenote is a natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Especially associated with the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, cenotes were sometimes used by the ancient Maya for sacrificial offerings. Its water is often very clear, as the water comes from rain water filtering slowly through the ground, and therefore contains very little suspended particulate matter. The groundwater flow rate within a cenote may be very slow.Then, you will visit Tulum arqueological zone, where with the help of a professional historical guide you will become real experts in the history and culture of Mayan civilization. The ruins are situated on 12-meter (39 feet) tall cliffs, along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea. Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. One of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites, Tulum is today a popular site for tourists.Once your Tulum visit is over, the "nature" part of the tour is waiting for you again in Akumal, where you will be allowed to swim with wild turtles in their natural environment, guided by a professional. It is one of the most beautiful beaches on the coasts of the Caribbean Sea. It has a particular appeal for those interested to have a unique snorkeling experience due to its rich marine life (mainly turtles) in shallow waters. If you come to Akumal you must get in the water and go snorkeling right away! At the end of this tour before heading back to your hotel, you will taste delicious, authentic Mexican food for a lunch.

$160 Outdoor Activities

Tulum to Akumal Full-Day ATV and Zipline Jungle Adventure Tour

Your Akumal adventure begins in the morning as you are picked up from your hotel in Tulum and Riviera Maya. Our adventure starts at Yalku lagun in Akumal, one of the hidden treasures of the area where you will snorkel surrounded by nature and lots of fishes. Get a briefing of the activities and head to our zipline circuit and enjoy the thrill of ziplining through the jungle. Here we will enjoy a buffet lunch with various options. Later at the Monkey Sanctuary you'll discover native flora and rescued animals, get to see the monkeys and learn about their habitat, then head to start your ATV tour through the jungle and on the way to our monkey sanctuary. Here  to finish the day swimming at one of the most special places that the Nature offers: a Cenote (cave with underground river).  Head back to the starting point on an ATV and then be dropped-off back at your hotel. 

$22 Transfers & Ground Transport

Small Group Cancun Airport Transfer

Enjoy a shared transfer in a  Mercedes Benz vehicle.Pricing is determined by zone. Please select from the following list of zones. ZONE 1: Cancun Hotel Zone - Downtown Cancun ZoneZONE 2: Puerto Juarez - Isla Mujeres PierZONE 3: Puerto MorelosZONE 4: Playa del CarmenZONE 5: Puerto AventurasZONE 6: Tulum and Akumal

$99 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour Turtle Experience and Cenote Swim

You will be picked up from your hotel early in the morning and head to Akumal. Once in Akumal, you will receive the full equipment and will go to snorkel in an area known for turtles. Akumal means “place of the turtles” in the Mayan language, you’ll be sure to see green sea turtles! Then we will head to the jungle to swim in a cenote, unique experience where you will observ all kind of formations and swim in the crystal clear water! After all these activities, there will be a stop for a leisurely lunch at a local Mexican restaurant. Finally, you will be taken back to your hotel around 2 pm.