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?

You will find several beaches to enjoy in and around the area. You can click on the name of the beach for a detailed review of that particular location.

Playa X-Puha

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.

A second location 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.

Check the following table for a list of beaches located in and around the area.

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

Needless to say, Akumal has other attraction types. You can go to this extended discussion regarding even more attractions if you'd like to find some more information.


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