Akumal is located just one hour and ten minutes south of Cancun on the Mexican Caribbean coastline of the Yucatan peninsula. Akumal has long been a secret getaway, discovered only by those who dared to travel down the coastline in search of adventure. Yet once discovered many travelers found themselves returning to Akumal year after year. Why…? because Akumal has “Magic“, tropical therapy for the soul! And Akumal cares about its precious environment. Akumal is the home of Centro Ecológico de Akumal CEA, a non-profit group dedicated to environmental~marine research, education and sea turtle protection. Now Akumal is leading the way with The Akumal Council, our community organization dedicated to keeping Akumal the magical place it is today, with vision to the future.
Town & beaches
Akumal is a small community with sandy white beaches, swaying palms, sun, surf, and a feeling of paradise. This gem of the Caribbean has 3 beautiful bays—Half Moon bay, greater Akumal bay and Aventuras Akumal bay—for snorkeling, tropical reefs for scuba diving, beautiful Yal-ku Lagoon with its calm clear waters for more snorkeling, and a world class beach at Akumal Bay. There are also many services in Akumal including: restaurants, gift shops, dive shops, grocery stores, fun beach bars at the Lol-ha and La Buena Vida, and much more.
Jade Beach, South Akumal, and Aventuras Akumal are just a few minutes south from the main part of Akumal and are considered part of the greater Akumal area. Combined, Akumal offers vacationers a variety of beautiful beaches and tourist services, plus a selection of beach front hotels, condos and luxury villas for your full dose of paradise on the Caribbean.