Beaches in Akumal

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Home to five different bays, Akumal is a great destination for beach-goers.  Thanks to the protection they receive from their shape, these bays are great for snorkeling and swimmers who are not the most experienced, while on shore there are soft sands and lots of coconut palms. 

Which Beaches Are Available?

There are several beaches to visit in and around the area. To get additional information about a specific beach just click on the names of the ones you want to learn more about.

Half Moon Bay Beach

Playa Akumal: After exiting off Caretta Federal 307, your drive to the coast and to Playa Akual will be a short one, mostly through a residential part of town.

A second place worth considering is Playa X-Puha. Sometimes a day spent at the beach is meant to be overfilled with activities, fun, and games. If that is your plan for a day (or more) when you're vacationing in the Mexican Caribbean, Playa X-Puha is for you This beach is a happening place with a huge amount of amenities, dining and shopping opportunities, and even places to rent equipment for watersports.

Tulum Mayan Ruins Beach: If exploring the Mayan Ruins aren't enough of a reason to visit Tulum, then the nearby beach will certainly make it so. From the calm waters and the gorgeous view to the local vendors that give the beach an eclectic vibe, the Tulum Mayan Ruins Beach is one that shouldn't be missed.

The beaches in and around Akumal are listed below.

Beaches In and Around Akumal
Name Location Coast
Half Moon Bay Beach Central Akumal Mexico East
Hard Rock Private Beach -- --
Hidden Beach 1.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central Xpu Ha Mexico East
Playa Akumal Central Akumal Mexico East
Playa Chacal 3.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central Akumal Mexico East
Playa Tulum 2.0 mi. East of Central Tulum Mexico East
Playa X-Puha 0.4 mi. Northeast of Central Xpu Ha Mexico East
Tulum Mayan Ruins Beach 2.1 mi. East of Central Tulum Mexico North East

If you are seeking more points of interest beyond this category, you can expand your planning horizon. Readers can find out more about other attractions here.


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