Our most recommended things to do in Akumal
1. Akumal Bay: Cenotes And Snorkeling with Turtles
Start with pickup from your hotel and travel to Akumal Bay. Be equipped with full snorkeling gear and begin your swim along the beach as you search for 3 different turtle species. Enjoy an hour of swimming alongside these majestic animals in their natural habitat. Enjoy the warm waters of the bay, and spot other marine life and various coral species. Next, explore 2 different cenotes, which are underground rivers in massive underground cave systems situated in the tropical rainforest. Take a leisurely guided walk through the huge caverns and observe natural rock formations dating back millions of years. Swim in the crystal clear blue waters of these unique cenotes and relax amongst the thousands of white stalactites and stalagmites that surround you at every turn.
2. Cancun: International Airport Private Transfer by SUV
Skip the long lines for taxis on landing at Cancún International Airport and travel in the comfort of a luxury SUV-type minivan. Relax in air-conditioned comfort at the end of your long flight and benefit from plenty of space, ideal for groups or families, and your luggage. Travel in privacy, with no need for extra stops along the way. Your certified bilingual driver will take you directly to your destination in Akumal, Cancún, Playa Mujeres, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Puerto Morelos, or Tulum, depending on option booked. Benefit from fresh drinking water on board the vehicle to keep you hydrated and arrive at your final destination refreshed. The service is also available for departure flights with pickup from your hotel, private residence, Airbnb, or any other accommodation in the above-mentioned locations.
3. Cancun: Go City Explorer Pass for 3 to 10 Attractions
Choose 3, 4, 5, 7, or 10 Cancun attractions to explore with a digital pass. Visit them at your own pace within 60 days. Tick a few firm favorites off your bucket list and save up to 55% compared to buying separate attraction tickets. Embark on an adventure at Royal Garrafon Park in Isla Mujeres, enjoy a romantic dinner cruise, snorkel around reefs, or explore the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itzá or Tulum. Included attractions and tours to choose from with your Explorer Pass: • Columbus Romantic Dinner Cruise with Steak or Vegetarian Food • Parasailing Adventure in Cancun • La Gran Rueda Cancun "The Wheel" • Reef, Turtle, and Shipwreck Snorkeling Tour • Royal Garrafon Natural Reef Park Adventure in Isla Mujeres • Dancer Cruise Cancun with Snorkeling • Ventura Pass at Ventura Park • Tulum Express Tour with Hotel Pickup • Relaxing Massage by Adore MediSpa Cancun • Extreme Adventure Puerto Morel...
4. Akumal: Akumal Monkey Sanctuary Tour
Enjoy a fun and educational day out to a monkey sanctuary near Playa del Carmen, the only of its kind in Mexico that is authorized to operate an educational bonding program with primates. Spend the day exploring the sanctuary and its grounds, located in a tropical jungle.
In the company of an experienced guide, meet over 200 animals including monkeys, that were orphaned, injured, abused, or unwanted pets. Learn more about the needs of each animal and their personal history and get educated on the existential threats to their ecosystem and communities.
5. Cancun/Riviera Maya: Tulum Ruins, Sea Turtle Swim & Cenotes
After a pickup from your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya, board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for your first stop, the Ruins of Tulum. Embark on a 45-minute guided tour of the archaeological site with a professional archeologist guide and learn about the history of the Mayans. Feel the magic of the ancient ruins taking in stunning views and then enjoying some free time to explore the site at your own pace. Next, board your coach again and munch on the provided snacks on the way to the Xtun Cenote. The drive includes some off-roading since the cenote is located in the jungle. Once you arrive, a Mexican buffet-style lunch will be served for you, including Cochinita Pibil ´the pulled pork of Mexico,´ chicken, rice, beans, tortillas, and tortilla chips. Vegetarian options are available upon advance notice. Then it’s time to visit two types of cenotes, stage 1 and stage 2. First, you’...
Jan Paul was amazing throughout. Family loved the ruins, turtles and especially the cenotes.
6. From Playa del Carmen & Tulum: Whale Shark Tour
Get picked up from any hotel in Tulum, Akumal or Playa del Carmen. Get the ultimate adrenaline thrill in the Mexican Caribbean on a 6-hour whale shark snorkel tour. Swim and snorkel with the gentle giants in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. Following pick-up, you'll be transferred to the marina to board a boat. Enjoy complimentary food and beverages on the way to the snorkel site, where you will put on your snorkeling gear and get a safety briefing on what to expect in the sea. Jump into the ocean to snorkel with the world’s biggest fish as you come face-to-face with the whale sharks. Some adult specimens can measure up to 13 meters in length, though accounts of individuals of up to 18 meters have been recorded. Swim with the whale sharks for about 2 hours for a truly unique experience. Then, go to Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres to enjoy a delicious lunch. Board your boat fo...
7. Cancun Airport Private Transfer
Pre-book an arrival or departure transfer between your hotel in Cancun, Tulum, Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Puerto Aventuras, or Puerta Morelos and Cancun International Airport (CUN). Plan your trip in advance and save the hassle of organizing ground transportation before or after your flight. Upon arrival, meet a representatives with a sign and your name on it at the airport or outside your hotel. Be conducted to one of the vans which will take you to your hotel or the airport. Please book the correct area of your transfers to avoid paying extras at the destination.
8. From Cancun: Full-Day Selvatica Jungle Adventure Park Trip
After pickup from Cancun and Riviera Maya, head off on a 7-hour adventure to one of Cancun’s most thrilling areas, the Selvatica Adventure Park. Once you arrive, you’ll have the opportunity to navigate an adrenaline-charged course of activities that range from zip lines, bungee swings, and much more. Fly over the Yucatan tree tops as you zoom through a circuit of 10 zip-lines. Cool off on the AquaZip, hop into a natural spring, and soar above the jungle on your stomach on the Superman zip-line. For the ultimate thrill, hop aboard the Tarzania Zip-Line Rollercoaster, before taking in the awe-inspiring views on the Skywalk rope course. Enjoy a jaw-dropping bungee swing, before capping things off with some off-roading on a Polaris RZR buggy, or speedy ATV. After you’ve had your fill of thrills, you’ll sit down for a light lunch, as well as a dip in a hidden, private cenote. Afterwards, yo...
9. Akumal: Yal-Kú Eco-Park Entry Ticket
Visit the secluded Yal-Kú Park nestled in the Mayan jungle. Make the most of a visit to this hidden paradise and take advantage of the facilities available in the park. Rent one of the private Palapas, enjoy the ocean breeze, go snorkeling in the lagoon, and grab a bite to eat at the snack bar.
10. Cancun: Marine Turtle Observation in Akumal
Come and snorkel with sea turtles in the second largest coral reef in the world. Snorkel in a natural protected area, Akumal, which is Mayan for place of the Turtles. Akumal is a cozy little beach community located 75 miles (120 km) south of Cancun along Mexico’s Caribbean Coast. The protected area of Akumal is home to many animals like the marine turtles. The marine turtles come near the beach of Akumal and you will get the chance to see them up close. Enjoy the crystal clear waters of a cenote, a natural swimming hole. These natural swimming pools form when limestome bedrock crumbles away, revealing pristine streams beneath. Itinerary: 07:00 Latest pick-up at your hotel in Cancun (8:00 Playa del Carmen and 08:45 Tulum). 09:00 Snorkel in Akumal, a natural protected area and enjoy the sea turtle observation wi...
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What people are saying about Akumal
An absolutely incredible experience. Even if you snorkel with the giants for a few minutes, you have to accept many hours of travel (bus and speedboat). Nevertheless, an absolute recommendation !!!! From the boat we also saw dolphins and 2 turtles ... Then we swam in a beautiful bay on Isla Mujeres that is free of brown algae and then ate fresh ceviche, guacamole and nachos on the boat. It was really a great, unforgettable day! Many thanks to Carlos, Chicken and the captain!
Thank you Saskia, Neftali and Stéphane You are the mort beautiful people. Kindly and friendly. The activities was so cool i loved See you soon
Eddy knows all the places where the different birds hide themselves. Thank you for this beautiful birding morning.
Jan Paul was amazing throughout. Family loved the ruins, turtles and especially the cenotes.
Nice adventure, safe and amazing. Our beSt tour in Mexico with a great team