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 seeing the sights at a slower pace, you're in luck -- there is an agency that can help. You can read this extended discussion concerning bike and scooter rentals if you'd like to find out additional information.


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.

You'll find 6 dive operators and at least 12 different dive sites to choose from. Navigate to this page regarding scuba diving in this area if you'd like more specifics.


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 your group enjoys fishing you'll be pleased to discover there are a few charter operators in this area. Anyone who needs to learn more about fishing in this area can do so on this page.


If you're an avid golfer you may already know that Akumal isn't exactly paved with golf greens from end to end. Still, there's one course to be aware of. The only course in the area is Riviera Maya Golf Club. Furthermore, you can go to this extended discussion if you'd like to learn additional details about golfing throughout Riviera Maya.

Sailing and Boating

Akumal Sailing and Boating

Glance through the table below for information concerning local providers that can help you get out 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
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'd like to find out about nearby marinas and charter operators go to this article.


If there are some folks who enjoy shopping in your group, they can explore a few of the area's 11 retail shops. Make your way to this page if you want to learn about shopping in and around Akumal.


Xel Ha Ruins

Yet another great option is to experience the area's sights and natural environment. Interesting sights include at least one historic site and various other attractions of interest to visitors Click here to read our page dedicated to area sightseeing and attractions.

Information concerning a firm that can help you enjoy some local sightseeing can be found right below.

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


Akumal Snorkeling

If you enjoy looking at fish there's good news -- you can easily find places to do so while vacationing in Akumal. To visit our complete guide to local snorkeling opportunities, visit this page.


Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you might be happy to learn there are a few in this area. To visit our detailed page about spas, read this page.


Kantenah Palladium Grand Resort and Spa

If you like to play 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. Included is the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and a few other details. Click on each name 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 instance, Grand Bahia Principe Tulum offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

The following table offers some key facts regarding 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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