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Guide to Akumal Services

Below is a quick guide to some of the many local services and service providers available to you in Akumal and the surrounding area. If you have any questions or a specific request please don't hesitate to contact us. Toll Free at 877-489-6600 or by e-mail at
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An ATM machine is available in Akumal at the Super Chomak grocery store, El Pueblito grocery store (both located at the entrance) and also Lol Ha restaurant.  the next nearest ATM is at Bahia Principe's Hacienda shopping mall.  ATM's are also located in Playa del Carmen at banks and Super Markets and in Tulum. ATM's provide funds in Mexican Pesos at bank daily exchange rate. Usage fees can be high.

Babysitting Services
Babysitting service are available through Akumal Kids!. They offer in-room or in-villa babysitters and short term nannies in most locations in the Akumal area between Puerto Aventuras and Tulum.  Rates are from US$5/hour with group and longer term rates available.  Great for weddings, family gatherings, or even just to give parents a well deserved break. Please contact Akumal Kids! through their website 

Catering and Special Events
Jennifer Smith of Turtle Bay Cafe. Full service catering, specialized desserts, and everything you need to make your wedding, anniversary or other special event, unique and unforgettable. E-Mail: or Turtle Bay also caters for groups large and small.

Akumal Pueblo is home to one Catholic Church which offers mass each Monday at 5:00 PM. Mass is in Spanish.

Currency Exchange
Currency Exchanges or "Casa de Cambio" are available in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Akumal and Tulum. In Akumal, the Casa de Cambio is located in the Travel Services of Akumal building, near the Original Akumal Dive Shop. Hours are 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM Daily. Click Here for Today's Exchange Rate.

Dive Shops (SCUBA, Snorkeling and Fishing)
Akumal Dive Shop   Akumal's long standing favorite with over 35 years on the beaches of Akumal Bay. 5 Star PADI Facility. Akumal Dive Shop offers daily ocean diving, night dives, cave and cavern programs, and scuba diving classes. Sign up one day prior for dives if possible. "Robinson Crusoe" boat tours. Located on Akumal Bay, near the CEA (North End).
Open Daily, 8:00 AM. Credit Cards Accepted.

Akumal Dive Center on Akumal Bay. Personalized service and daily diving. Night dives, equipment rental and sea kayaks available. Located on the beach of Akumal Bay just south of the Lol Ha Restaurant.
Open Daily 8:00 AM. Credit Cards Accepted.

Blue Photo Akumal - Located in the Akumal Dive Center and offer professional photograhpy services for diving and snorkeing as well as rent underwater cameras. Photographor or rental includes editing services which enhance the clarity of the underwater pictures. They also rent dry bags for snorkeling with your own digital camera. Open Monday to Saturday 8.30am-5pm.

Akumal Dive Adventures Offering snorkeling trips, daily reef diving, instruction, cavern diving and personalized service. Located next to La Buena Vida, Half Moon Bay
Open Daily 8:30 AM. Credit Cards Accepted.

Dive with Natalie and Ivan.  A local couple offering personalised guided diving and courses for divers of all levels of experience. Both Natalie and Ivan are PADI Master Scuba Instructors.

Golf Cart and Bicycle Rental
Two and four passenger golf carts, bicycles and rental cars are available for rent. These are a perfect way to get around. For more information and reservations (recommend) please visit contact Nayeli or

Health and Fitness

RELENTLESS FITNESS AKUMAL Probably the only training box out there with its own freshwater crystal clear Cenote! They specialize in athletes who are on vacation but want to keep training. The facilities are a few meters away from the Grand Sirenis Hotel & Spa, Five minutes away from the Grand Palladium Hotel & Spa, 7 minutes from the Gran Bahía Principe Hotel and 3 minutes from the Akumal Area. 

Prices for our guests: personal training at your villa for US$70/h or you can train at heir facility for US$15/training, US$50/week or US$80/2 weeks.

Yoga Akumal - Yoga Classes Classes daily and intensive weekend workshops monthly. Group and private sessions available.
Classes are located above the Las Casitas reception office (Stairs in the rear of the building). Morning and Evening Classes offered, Hours Vary. Please stop by Yoga Studio for posted times.

There is another good gym in Puerto Aventuras (15mins north of Akumal) at the Omni Hotel. They offer a monthly membership for use of the gym and many of the hotel facilities between 7am and 8pm daily, and if you are only planning to use the gym in the afternoons, the monthly membership is discounted from 3pm-8pm daily.  Please call 984 875 1950 for more info and choose option 5 for the gym.

Internet  The nearest internet  cafe is in the Papeleria which is in the Akumal Pueblo on the diagonally opposite corner from the Police Station.

Laundry Services  There are several good laundry services in the Akumal pueblo.  Our favorite is "El Manatial" which is located on the right hand side of the main street as you near the top of the hill, just past Tequilavilla Restaurant.  The building has a mural of a girl with long dark flowing hair. You can't miss it.  They price laundry by the kilo, and can offer a same day service if you drop off your laundry before 9am.  They are open Monday through Saturday. Does not accept credit cards

Groceries and Supplies
If you would like your villa or condo stocked prior to arrival, please email Gessica at Riviera Maya Groceries. It is so great to have the beer cold when you arrive!

Super Chomak Located just at the entry to Akumal. A large selection of imported products, plus liquor, beer and wine. Swim wear, sandals and other things you might find you need and don't have. Open 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM Daily. No liquor sales after 3:00 PM on Sundays. Credit Cards Accepted.

El Pueblito Located across from Super Chomak, just next to the Mulgrew Lavanderia. Good selection, better priced in many cases. Open 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM Daily. No liquor sales after 3:00 PM on Sundays. Credit Cards Accepted. 

Oxxo - 24 hour convenience store at the entrance to Akumal beside Super Chomak.  Great prices for basics and snacks, and its open 24/7 so very convenient!

We recommend purchasing the bulk of your groceries and supplies in Playa del Carmen at any of the major retailers there.

Chef Services
Chef Daveed Placencia can offer in house chef services to guests staying in Akumal. He can cook 3 meals per day 7 days per week. Please contact Daveed on his mexican cell phone (+52) 1 984 145 8221 or by email The link to his website which has more information, menus, and pricing is here  If you would like to learn how to make some of these delicious dishes, Chef Daveed also offers in-condo/villa private cooking classes for you and your group!  Great fun and well worth a try!  Please contact Daveed directly for pricing and chef service reservations.reat chef 

Another good chef is Chef Antonio from Tulum.  He has a team of chefs and can provide daily or weekly service. Please contact him directly on for more information.

Medical Services and Pharmacy 

Dr Nestor Mendoza Gutierrez has opened a brand new 24 hour medical center complete with pharmacy in the Akumal Pueblo.  It has an emergency room, 2 sleep-in observation rooms with private bathrooms, a consulting room, and a pharmacy.  He will also be adding an x-ray and ultrasound facility. The Medical Center is manned 24 hours a day by a team of doctors, and there will also be weekly clinics with a pediatrician and gynecologist.  The Medical Center and pharmacy are located on the main street in the pueblo one block past the police station.  Please call 984 875 9090 for the Medical Center, 044 984 806 4616/984 138 6565 to speak with a doctor, or 044 984 876 2250 for an ambulance.  You can contact Dr Nestor by email on

You may also want to visit Dr. Bernardo Diaz, a Mexican physician who speaks fluent English.  He offers house calls 24 hours for $60 US.  He can also be contacted on his cell at 044-984-745-0294 or emailed at

Pharmacy services are available in Akumal as well as Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Cancun. For the most product availability and best prices we recommend the Soriana or Chedraui pharmacies in Playa del Carmen or Cancun. In Akumal, the pharmacy is located across the highway in Akumal Pueblo. 


Spa Services
Budha Gardens - SPA services in Akumal . Variety of Massage Therapies and other Spa Treatments including Mayan Clay Wrap, Sea Salt Scrub, Cucumber Body Wrap, Facials, Reflexology, Pedicures and Manicures. Located on the beach of Akumal Bay, just south of Lol-Ha Restaurant. Open Most Days -9:00 AM - Sunset. Accepts credit card payments through Paypal. Reservations and Deposits Required. Visit Budha Gardens on the web at Phone 984-137-6947


Real Estate
Buy Playa Akumal Real Estate - friendly and highly knowledgeable locally based team with staff living in Akumal.  Very involved in local community projects.  Call (+52) 1 984 105 8475 or USA 713 701 5028
Akumal Investments - experienced team operating from Puerto Aventras down to Sian Ka'an.  Located next to Lol Ha restaurant on Akumal Bay.  Call 984 875 9187 or US Toll Free 888 769 3861.
 Akumal Real Estate - Located at the entrance to Akumal by the arch. Call 984 875 9064 / 9065 / 9464