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. Snorkeling, fishing, sailing, and sun bathing are all popular pastimes.

Located in the heart of Akumal, Playa Akumal is on the East coast of Mexico. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. The beaches found throughout Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are usually somewhat secluded and quiet, but Playa Akumal is a little different.

How to Access The Beach
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.

Amenities and Ambiance

Blinding white sand powders the shore of Playa Akumal, which is lined with palm trees. As visitors sit ashore and look out over the sea they are awarded an expanse of clear topaz waters dotted with sail boats.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Since Playa Akumal happens to be located in an area that sees many visitors, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the East coast of Mexico; it will be near other attractions like Mexicarte Akumal, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Akumal
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Mexicarte Akumal Art Gallery 0.0 mi. WNW --
Riviera Maya Golf Club Golf Course 2.0 mi. SW --

Cities and Towns

Cities near Playa Akumal include Akumal, which is certainly not a bustling region, but it will be a pleasant day trip for visitors hoping to get a taste of the local scene.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Beach-goers trying to find a place to stay near the beach won't find it very tough, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to choose from in the area. Find the closest and most convenient booking options by perusing what's shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Playa Akumal
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Las Casitas Akumal -- -- Hotel
Hotel Akumal Caribe -- -- Hotel
Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya -- -- Resort
Akumal Beach Resort -- -- Hotel
Casa Luna -- -- Hotel
Vista del Mar Hotel -- -- Hotel
La Bahia Condominiums -- -- Hotel
Hotel La Tortuga -- -- Resort
Oasis Akumal -- -- Resort
Hotel Be Live Grand Riviera Maya -- -- Resort


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. Naturama Juice Bar is one of the closest eateries.

Nearby restaurants are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Playa Akumal
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Naturama Juice Bar -- -- -- -- --
Imelda's -- Mexican -- -- --
Lol-Ha Akumal (915) 584-3552 International, Mexican Very Casual -- --
La Cueva Del Pescador -- Mexican -- -- --
Turtle Bay Bakery & Restaurant (984) 875-9138 American Informal -- --
Lucy's Homemade Ice Creams -- Eclectic Very Casual -- --
La Akumalito -- Mexican -- -- --
Lucy's Homemade Ice Cream at the Arch -- Eclectic Very Casual -- --
Coco Cafe -- Café Informal -- --
Barefoot Grill (984) 875-7600 American Very Casual -- --
Bordeaux (984) 875-7600 French Fine Dining -- --
El Patio (984) 875-7600 Mexican Informal -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, Playa Akumal is just one of many beaches you might like in Mexico.

You may also want to consider Half Moon Bay Beach, which is close-by and another fun spot in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Playa Akumal is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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