Akumal Attractions

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Most people who stay in Akumal can't resist a short trip just outside of town to see the mysterious Mayan ruins.  Within city limits there is also plenty to see in do, especially having to do with nature.  Of course, you can't overlook the beaches that line the shores, and a chance to learn about local history occurs at a nearby museum.


Playa X-Puha

You'll discover several beaches to choose from in and around the area. Just click on each beach name for more information concerning that particular stretch of sand.

Half Moon Bay Beach: The beach is backed by a number of privately owed condos, but that shouldn't deter guests from planning a day on this beach. The snorkeling is worth a trip, with turtles, barracudas, small fish, and even a shark on occasion.

Another option worth considering is Playa Chacal. Chacala is one of the most underdeveloped beaches along the coast. Aside from a resort property, the beach is void of any excess. Visitors who head to this shore are doing so in order to escape the pressures of daily life and enjoy a day of seclusion in a tropical paradise.

Playa Akumal: Playa Akumal is located in the town of Akumal between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. The beach is considered to be one of the best around, and features a number of facilities.

These examples are merely a few of the options that are available. To learn about more beaches available, go to this article.


Assuming you like to learn about other places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in Akumal.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Cedam Museum. It is situated in Puerto Aventuras, Northeast of Akumal. History buffs and anyone interested in the maritime past of Puerto Rico will want to take a visit to the Cedam Museum. The museum features exhibits that will take visitors through the naval history of the island, and more specifically the La Gloria area.

The chart just below provides a few details concerning a museum you might enjoy nearby.

Museums Near Akumal
Name Phone Location
Cedam Museum -- 0.9 mi. South of Central La Gloria Mexico

Historical Sites

Xel Ha Ruins

In case you enjoy learning about the history of a foreign place, you might enjoy visiting a historical site while vacationing in Akumal.

A landmark worth visiting is Xel Ha Ruins. It is situated in the Riviera Maya, South-Southwest of Akumal. Xel Ha is open daily from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Historic Sites Near Akumal
Name Type Phone Location
Xel Ha Ruins Historical Site (998) 883-3143 6.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central Akumal Mexico

Natural Attractions

Aktun Chen Cave System

Visitors who like being outside will typically have a good time at Jungle Place. <p>The Jungle Place is a sanctuary for endangered Spider Monkeys in the Mexican Caribbean, most of which have been rescued from life threatening situations. The owners care for these animals as if they were a part of a family, and on a rare basis, allow guests to come visit with the monkeys and explore the habitat.</p>

Aktun Chen Cave System is another option that you might enjoy. <p>Located within the Indiana Jones Natural Adventure Park are a number of activities that guests can participate in and lots of wildlife to see. One of the attractions on site is the Aktun Chen Cave system. Formed over five million years ago, visitors can now marvel at the variety of columns, stalagmites, and stalactites</p>

Fortunately, you will find other options too. Those needing to get more details about natural attractions in and near Akumal, can easily do so by visiting this page.


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