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'll find an abundance of beaches to consider in and around the area. Click on the name of each beach for detailed information about that particular location.

Playa X-Puha

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 location for beach-goers to 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.

Be sure to look through the table just below to learn more.

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

Fortunately, you can find some other kinds attractions available. For more in formation concerning other attractions for Akumal, navigate to this page.


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