GETTING AROUND AKUMAL
The best way to get around the village of Akumal during your Riviera Maya vacation is on foot (the entire village is only about 2kms long and has one road), or if you don't fancy walking, bicycle or golf cart are other great options. Bikes and golf carts are available to rent from the Mexicarte gift shop at the archway or through Akumal Guide in the reception area of the Hotel Akumal Caribe. Email Nayeli for reservations or check the Akumal Guide website for more information. For more bicycle and golf cart rental options, check the Akumal Services Directory page.
GETTING AROUND THE RIVIERA MAYA
AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
Check out the options for transportation from the Cancun airport.
CAR RENTAL AND TIPS FOR DRIVING IN MEXICO
Driving around the Riviera Maya is generally very easy. The main access route is the 2-lane Highway 307 (the Carretera Federal) which runs north to south parallel to the Caribbean Coast from Cancun all the way down to the Belize border. Almost all of the towns in the Riviera Maya are located directly off this highway so it is really easy to find everything.
Public Transportation options in the Riviera Maya include Taxis, Colectivos, Buses, Limos, and Ferries. Colectivos or Combis are the white minivans (10-14 passengers) with red lettering that transport locals and tourists from Tulum to Playa Del Carmen and are an inexpensive and adventurous way to travel. Check out our Public Transportation page for more information about all of these options.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION
In the unfortunate situation that you are in need of urgent medical care and/or emergency transportation back to the United States, there are a few companies who can help with this.
A company called Angel Med Flight operates a worldwide air ambulance and has a legal team and patient advocates to work with insurance companies. Their toll free number is 877.264.3570 and you can reach them at 480.634.8017 internationally. You can also reach them via email or on their Facebook page.
The Binational Emergency Medical Care Committee (BEMCC) was founded in 1976 as a means of rescuing severely injured and medical emergency Americans traveling in Mexico and evacuating them back to the United States for emergency medical care. They will help get you out of Mexico (Cancun) as fast as possible, sometimes within hours, if you have a serious medical emergency while on vacation. In order to take advantage of services, pay a membership donation of $45 for the first year, $40 for renewals annually. You can reach BEMCC on their Facebook page or by phone at 619.425.5080 or 619.692.2104.