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 are intrigued by the idea of experiencing the wind in your face, there is a place that can help you. Take advantage of this article concerning bike and scooter rentals if you're seeking additional facts.


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 different dive sites to choose from. If you need to find out more concerning diving in this area, can do so by following this link.


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 fish? You'll be pleased to learn 3 fishing charters operate in this area. For a more detailed look at this topic, visit this article about nearby fishing.


Like to golf? Akumal isn't overloaded with golf greens, but there is one golf course in the area. The only course in the area is Riviera Maya Golf Club. To find out more about golf throughout Riviera Maya, check out this page.

Sailing and Boating

Check out the following chart for details on firms that will help you spend some time on the open 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
Blue Mystic Tour -- 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 read this article.


If there are some people who love to shop traveling with you, they'll be interested to know that more than 11 retail stores are located in this area. Navigate to this page if you want detailed information on shopping in and around Akumal.


Xel Ha Ruins

Sightseeing is another popular activity for visitors to Akumal. Among other things, the area has at least one historic site and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Navigate here to find our page concerning area sightseeing and attractions.

Glance through the chart below to find out more about a firm that can help you have a great time sightseeing.

Sightseeing Services In And Around Akumal
Name Type Phone Location
Alltournative Tours 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
Santa Cruz Bike Tour Excursions and Sightseeing Service -- Central Akumal


If you enjoy snorkeling there's good news -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in Akumal. Readers can get more information concerning opportunities to go snorkeling here.


Enjoying a spa might be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. If you enjoy going to spas, you'll be pleased to learn there are several in this area. To learn more about the options, read this article.


Kantenah Palladium Grand Resort and Spa

If you enjoy playing tennis your best bet is to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 6 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The information that follows can help clarify your options. Included is the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other details. Click on the names to read 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 instance, Grand Bahia Principe Tulum offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

The chart below provides some details concerning other activities.

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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