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 intrigued by the idea of exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, there is an agency that can help. Navigate to this page dedicated to bike and scooter rentals if you'd like more specifics.
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 operators and at least 12 interesting dive sites to choose from. For a more comprehensive look at diving in this area navigate 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 to go fishing? You'll be pleased to know there are 3 charter operators in this area. Click this link to check out our guide to this topic.
If you enjoy playing golf you should know that Akumal isn't exactly overrun with golf greens. Still, there's one golf course to know about. The only course in the area is Riviera Maya Golf Club. To visit our detailed guide to golfing throughout Riviera Maya, visit this page.
More information about local providers that will help you enjoy some time on the water can be seen in the following table:
|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|
|Mad About Boats Tour Office||--||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 learn about charter operators and marinas click here.
If you are traveling with some people who enjoy exploring new shops they can have some fun exploring a few of the 11 retail stores in the area. Click to find our article about shopping in Akumal and nearby.
Yet another great way to spend some of your time is simply enjoying the area's interesting sights. Among other sights, the area has at least one historic site and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Navigate here to view our discussion of area sightseeing and attractions.
Information concerning a firm that will help you have a great time enjoying the local sights can be found directly 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||The Riviera Maya|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||Central Akumal|
If exploring an underwater world sounds appealing you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in Akumal. Readers can find more details concerning opportunities to go snorkeling by going to this page.
Indulging in a trip to the spa could be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you'll be pleased to know there are two located in this area. Click on this link to visit our page dedicated to this topic.
If you want to play some tennis 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. At a glance, you can see the number of courts available, whether lighting is offered, and some other helpful details. Click on each name to learn about other aspects of 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 instance, Grand Bahia Principe Tulum offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.
Look through the chart below for information concerning other activities. to learn more. for information about other activities.
|Akumal Dive Adventures||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(888) 425-8625||Central Akumal|
|Akumal Dive Center||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(984) 875-9025||Central Akumal|
|Akumal Dive Shop||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(984) 875-9030||Central Akumal|
|Aqua Excursions||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(984) 802-8323||3.4 mi. Northeast of Central Akumal|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||--||Central Akumal|
|Snorkeling Tour Operator||--||Central Akumal|
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