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.
Not for the faint of heart, riding a scooter around the congested streets of Akumal can be stressful.
If you are thinking about seeing the sights at a slower pace, there is a place that can help make it happen. Click to view our extended discussion of bike and scooter rentals.
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.
You'll find 6 dive operators and at least 12 good dive sites to choose from. If you want to find out more concerning scuba diving in this area, can do so by going to this page.
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.
Like fishing? You might be happy to discover 3 fishing charters operate in this area. For more information on the closest fishing options, read this article.
Want to play some golf on vacation? Akumal isn't exactly overrun with golf greens, but there is one golf course in the area. The only course in the area is Riviera Maya Golf Club. To navigate to our guide to golfing throughout Riviera Maya, see this page.
You can look through the following chart for a list of firms that will enable you to spend some time out on the open water.
|Bleu Magic/Raiatea Catamaran||(984) 803-4774||0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria|
|--||0.8 mi. South 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 want to read about charter operators and local marinas see this page.
If you have some folks who enjoy shopping in your group, they may be interested to know that more than 11 retail stores are located in this area. If you want to get information concerning shopping in Akumal and nearby, you can do so by going to this page.
Yet another good way to use some of your time is to soak in the area's sights and natural environment. Area sights include at least one historic site and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Click here to find our page regarding area sightseeing and attractions.
Information about a firm that can help you get the most out of your sightseeing time can be found in the table below.
|Travel and Tour Operators||--||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|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||--||Central Akumal|
If you like to go snokeling you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in Akumal. To reach our full guide to local snorkeling opportunities, navigate to 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 might be happy to discover there are a few options. Make your way to this page dedicated to spas in the area if you're looking for more specifics.
If you like playing tennis you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 6 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The following list can help with your decision making process. At a glance, you'll see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other details. Click on each name to read more details concerning the property.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Grand Bahia Principe Tulum||2.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Akumal||5|
|Kantenah Palladium Grand Resort and Spa||3.7 mi. Northeast of Central Akumal||4|
|Grand Palladium Riviera Resort & Spa||3.2 mi. Northeast of Central Akumal||4|
|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|
|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.
The following chart summarizes information about other activities.
|Dressel Divers Puerto Aventuras||Watersports Operator||(+34) 963 561 496||The vicinity of La Gloria|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||--||Central Akumal|
|Xel-Ha Eco Park||Amusement/Theme Park||--||The Riviera Maya|
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