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. 

Pick Your Ideal Beach

You'll find a large number of beaches to consider in and around the area. Simply click on specific beach names to get additional information about that particular stretch of sand.

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 alternative that beach-goers can consider is Playa X-Puha. Playa X-Puha is located off Federal Route 307 at Km 265.

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 displayed directly 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

Luckily, there are a nice selection of attraction types available too. To navigate to our complete guide to other attractions, click here.


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