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. 

Beach Choices In The Area

There are a large selection of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. To read a detailed article concerning any specific beach click on the names of the ones you'd like to learn about.

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 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: Backed by black cliffs, the blue waters of the beach look even more vibrantly turquoise than is the norm in this region, making this beach a great picture op. Swimming and sunning are top activities here, plus there are vendors selling food, drinks, and local crafts to make it a full service experience.

Check out this 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

Bear in mind that you'll find a nice selection of attraction types available too. To find out more about other attractions for Akumal, check out this page.


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