White sand beaches, turquoise water of the Caribbean, palm-trees, beautiful weather all year round, luxuriant and preserved nature, historical setting, amazing accommodation… Welcome to the beautiful and tranquil town of Akumal!
Located only 60 miles south of Cancun International Airport, right in the heart of the Riviera Maya, Akumal is probably one of the most beautiful place in Mexico and certainly a vacationer’s paradise. This tourist-friendly little town is about an hour south of Cancun—but it seems light-years away as it is so laid back and peaceful.
There’s nonetheless an abundance of activities such as fishing, sailing, birdwatching, horse back riding on the beach, which will please the most active ones.
Akumal is also renown for its underwater wonders as well as aquatic wildlife: caves, dolphins, turtles, whale sharks. Actually, Akumal means “Place of the Turtle” in the Mayan language, and if you snorkel here, you just might see one swimming alongside you. (Don’t touch it, though. That’s prohibited by law.) You’ll definitely see coral and beautiful fish in the clear, sparkling waters. You will find numerous tours and diving schools to enjoy those wonders.
Just a few minutes from Akumal, in any direction, you can enjoy the most exciting places in the Riviera Maya. For those wishing to discover the incredible heritage of the Mayan civilization, Tulum is only a short ride away. This archeological site of an ancient Mayan city is unique as it was built on a cliff along the Caribbean sea. You can also visit Chichén Itzá or Cobá, two other fascinating archeological sites. If it’s gastronomy you’re into you’ll be happy to learn that Mexican cuisine was the first cuisine to be classified as intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO!
After your holidays, you might want to invest in real estate,. If that’s the case, it shouldn’t be a problem. Professional real-estate agencies will help you find the house of your dreams and will also help you rent it when you are not there so you turn your dream into a lucrative investment. Remember! Akumal is a vacationer’s paradise!
Where to eat
La Buena vida Restaurant:
North Akumal Beach Road, Akumal, Mexico
+52 984 875 9061
El Ultimo Maya:
Akumal Pueblo, Akumal 77780, Mexico
+52 984 127 6497
Carratera Cancun—Tulum, Interior Fraccionamento Tankah
Caribe Lote 32 Manzana 3, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Where to dive / snorkel:
Turtle snorkling in Akumal:
Akumal 77730, Mexico
+52 984 155-2055
Akumal Dive shop:
km. 104 | North Akumal Bay,
+ 52 984 875 9032
Blue Experience Diving:
Carretera Cancun Tulum Km 258 | Plaza Xaac,
Grand Sirenis Hotel, Akumal 77780, Mexico
+ 52 984 144 4524
Where to relax / Spa:
Budha Garden Spa:
Akumal Bay, Akumal, Mexico
+52 984 745 4942
Clear blue skies, a white sand beach, the sea…color of paradise and in the background the incredible remains of an ancient Mayan city… It’s not a dream…You are in Tulum!
Tulum is located in the Yucatan Peninsula and is famous for its one of a kind ruins. In deed, it is the only one built by the sea side! Even if you are not a history buff, the ruins will take your breath away. Imagine having made all of these pyramids and structures without the use of any modern tools we have access to today?
There are other archeological sites worth visiting if you are in the Tulum area. Chichén Itzá, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World and Cobá (highest pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula) are both unique sites as well.
But Tulum is more than that. Its white sand beaches, the clear turquoise Caribbean sea and the ever present sunshine offer the perfect combination of total relaxation, tranquility and seclusion, yet you can fill your day with the many interesting and rich activities in the area. It’s a place where you come on vacation to get away from it all, but also to go home with life long memories.
The eco-parks (4 of them!) will provide adrenaline, adventure, snorkeling paradises and a taste of the colorful Mexican culture to all visitors.
The Sian Ka’an biosphere is a World Heritage site. You can visit this natural wonder which contains tropical forests, mangroves, marshes, barrier reef and a slew of species ranging from dolphins, to birds, crocodiles, sea turtles, monkeys and tropical fish.
And don’t forget the Cenotes, a series of incredible caves!
You will find Tulum about 1 hour drive south of Playa del Carmen and only 25 minutes south of Akumal. Cancun International airport is only 60 miles away which is why Tulum is the perfect getaway destination. Tulum is slowly developing thus becoming a strategic place to invest in real-estate.
Interested in learning more about the various investment opportunities…go visit a real-estate agency, they will help you transform your dream holiday into your new reality.
Where to eat:
Ave. Satelite norte, Tulum 77780, Mexico
+52 984 129 6130
Av. Coba Sur (Road to the Beach) | In Front of Chedraui Supermarket Behind Arena Real Estate, Tulum 77760, Mexico
+52 984 871 2600
Manglar Pizzeria: Pizza
Calle Asuncion, Manzana 38, Lote 2. No. 6 | A 300 Mts de la Av. Tulum, Tulum 77760, Mexico
+52 984 120 0770
El Asadero: Steakhouse
Satellite Norte | e/ Sagitario and Oriente, Tulum, Mexico
+ 52 984-128-6258
El Itacate: Mexican cuisine
Tulum 77780, Mexico
+ 52 984 105 0392
Where to dive / Snorkel:
Tulum 77796, Mexico
+ 52 984 807 9110
Cenote Dos Ojos:
Tulum 77710, Mexico
Tulum Ruins Plaza, Tulum, Mexico
+ 52 984 871 2209
Where to relax / Spa:
Yaan Wellness Energy Healing Spa:
Carretera Tulum Boca Paila | Km 10, Tulum 77780, Mexico
+52 984 179 1530
Calle 3 Sur | Colonia Villas Tulum, Tulum 77780, Mexico
+ 52 1 984 132 3279
Carr. Tulum Ruinas Km. 5 | Tulum Hotel Zone, Tulum 77780, Mexico
+ 52 800 514 3066