Destination guide

The relaxing city of Akumal awaits you

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Akumal. This relaxing city is known for its snorkelling, beaches and seaside. Tulum Mayan Ruins and Akumal Beach are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Akumal

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the city? Travellers enjoy Akumal for its snorkelling, swimming and scuba diving. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Akumal a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Xel-Ha Water Park (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Xcaret Eco Theme Park (19.4 mi / 31.2 km)
  • Aktun Chen (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Riviera Maya Golf Club (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Akumal Ecological Center (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Jungle Place (3.6 mi / 5.9 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Akumal

Travellers speak highly of Akumal for its snorkelling. If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, September and April are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Akumal

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Akumal is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Akumal Beach (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Xpu-ha Beach (7.9 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Tulum National Park (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Xcaret Eco Theme Park (19.4 mi / 31.2 km)
  • Half Moon Bay (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Yal-ku Lagoon (3.1 mi / 5 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Akumal

The nearest airport is in Cozumel, Quintana Roo (CZM-Cozumel Intl.), located 28.3 mi (45.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.), which is 53.8 mi (86.6 km) away.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Akumal?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Akumal:

  • Gonzalo Guerrero: 2,384 holiday homes
  • La Veleta: 351 holiday homes
  • Playacar: 721 holiday homes
  • Ejidal: 1,738 holiday homes
  • Tulum City Center: 635 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Akumal?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Akumal. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Akumal Beach: 807 holiday rentals
  • Half Moon Bay: 1,755 holiday rentals
  • Hekab Be Biblioteca: 1,646 holiday rentals
  • Akumal Ecological Center: 1,658 holiday rentals
  • Aktun Chen: 1,680 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Akumal listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Akumal?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 106 Houses in Akumal. Our other popular types of Akumal holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 188 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 549 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 9 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Akumal?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 760 holiday homes with pool available in Akumal. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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