Activities in Akumal

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Known as a top destination for snorkeling, Akumal is a small Americanized beach town that caters to tourists with a great variety of activities to keep them busy during their stay.  Visitors tend to use this location as a gateway to many of the inland Mayan ruins, but few are disappointed when they choose to stay put.  

As previously mentioned, the snorkeling in Akumal is superb, especially at Half Moon Bay and Laguna Yalku which is a lagoon protected specifically for the sport.  Diving is also a possibility, and visitors can take advantage of most other watersports here as well.  If you're interested in the local eco-system, you can make plans to do a little hiking or visit the  Xel-Ha Ecological Center.  There are also several spas and wellness centers in town and the chance to play a little tennis or get in a game of golf.  

Bike and Scooter Rental

Not for the faint of heart, riding a scooter around the congested streets of Akumal can be stressful.

If you like the idea of feeling the wind on your face as you move along, you're in luck -- there's a business that can help. For more information about bike and scooter rentals, use this link.


Akumal Diving

Akumal is not far from the second largest barrier reef in the world, and many of the nearby sites are part of the large reef system.

There are 6 dive services and at least 12 interesting dive sites in the area. Anyone who needs to find out more concerning diving in this area, can do so here.


Akumal Fishing

Akumal is a prime fishing destination thanks to its variety of options. Whether you enjoy shore-fishing, flyfishing, or deep sea fishing, the rich ecosystem here allows you to do it.

If there are some fishing fanatics in your group, they'll be pleased to know 5 charter fishing services are located in this area. To find out about other deep sea fishing in this area, go to this page.


If you're an avid golfer you probably realize Akumal isn't necessarily a golfing paradise. Still, there is one course in the area. The only course in the area is Riviera Maya Golf Club. Readers who want to find out more concerning golfing throughout Riviera Maya can do so here.

Sailing and Boating

Akumal Sailing and Boating

Take a minute to read the table just below to learn more about firms that can help you enjoy some time on the water.

Boating Opportunities In And Around Akumal
Name Phone Location
Bleu Magic/Raiatea Catamaran (984) 803-4774 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria
Fat Cat Sailboat (984) 116-3040 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria
Robinson Crusoe Tour -- Central Akumal
Yucatan F1 -- 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria

If you'd like to read about charter operators and marinas follow this link.


If you're vacationing with some avid shoppers they can check out a few of the 6 retail stores in the area. Click this link to see our page concerning shopping in and around Akumal.


Xel Ha Ruins

Yet another great option for visitors is to enjoy the area's interesting sights. Sights of interest to visitors include at least one historic site and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Navigate here to read our page about area sightseeing and attractions.

The table right below enables you to learn some details on a firm that can direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights.

Sightseeing Services In And Around Akumal
Name Type Phone Location
Alltournative Tours Travel and Tour Operators (877) 437-4990 The Riviera Maya
Jungle Jim's Atv Tour Excursions and Sightseeing Service -- Central Akumal
Labnaha Cenote Excursions and Sightseeing Service (984) 129-3040 The Riviera Maya
Santa Cruz Bike Tour Excursions and Sightseeing Service -- Central Akumal


Akumal Snorkeling

If you enjoy snorkeling you'll be pleased to know you can easily find places to do so while vacationing in Akumal. To see our detailed guide to local snorkeling opportunities, see this page.


Indulging in a trip to the spa could be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you will be happy to know there are a couple of options in this area. For a more detailed look at places to relax in this area go to this article.


Kantenah Palladium Grand Resort and Spa

If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 6 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following information may help with you make a decision. You can view the number of courts available, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to learn more details concerning the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In Akumal
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Grand Bahia Principe Tulum 2.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Akumal 5 check
Kantenah Palladium Grand Resort and Spa 3.7 mi. Northeast of Central Akumal 4 check
Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa 3.2 mi. Northeast of Central Akumal 4 check
Grand Palladium White Sand Resort and Spa All Inclusive 3.2 mi. Northeast of Central Akumal 6
The Royal suites Yucatan by Palladium 3.6 mi. Northeast of Central Akumal 4 check
Grand Palladium Colonial Resort & Spa 3.4 mi. Northeast of Central Akumal 6

For example, Grand Bahia Principe Tulum offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Information concerning a few other activities are provided here:

Other Activities In And Around Akumal
Name Type Phone Location
Dressel Divers Puerto Aventuras Watersports Operator (+34) 963 561 496 The vicinity of La Gloria
Peak Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors -- Central Akumal
Xel-Ha Eco Park Amusement/Theme Park -- The Riviera Maya

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