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Outdoor Activities & Adventure

There is so much to see and do when planning out your Akumal vacation—it's hard to know where to start! There are many ways to explore the Caribbean Sea, lagoons, jungles, ruins and villages that are scattered throughout the Riviera Maya. In case you choose to slip out of your hammock and explore the area, we have tried to provide a few ideas to get you started—but this is only a beginning! If you have any questions or would like more information on Akumal activities and adventures please feel free to contact us. E-Mail Toll Free at 877-489-6600

Learn to Dive!

Most of the Riviera Maya dive shops offer both full certification and resort courses. A resort course is a one day class that will allow you to do shallow water dives under the watchful eye of a certified instructor. Akumal is the perfect place to learn to scuba dive. We have professional instructors from around the world, lots of visibility, and hardly any currents.

Go Snorkel!

Half Moon Bay, Xel-Ha, Yal-Ku Lagoon all offer great snorkeling and are easily accessible from Akumal Mexico hotels. If you are staying on Half Moon Bay, walk out just in front of your condos and you will be amazed. Fins, mask, and snorkels are all available for rent at the local dive shops, or you can always bring your own set from home. We do recommend a shorty wetsuit in the winter months, because we have lived here a long time and are wimps. Be mindful of boat lanes, steer clear of coral heads, and stay away from the breaks.

Kite Boarding!

Oh so fun! Tulum beach has two kiteboarding schools, both online. Try Kite School Tulum, and Extreme Control. XTC offers adventure activities such as kitesurfing courses powered by IKO, the International Kiteboarding Organization, and is located in Tulum, on the beach in Playa del Paraiso. Email or in Mexico 044-984-745-4555 or 984-130-1596.

The Sky Cycle!

Hidden Worlds should not be missed and the Sky Cycle just tops it off, online at Hidden Worlds also offers Daily Snorkel Tours and Cavern Dives at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Located 10 minutes south of Akumal, along Highway 307. You will see the signs. Hidden Worlds is on the west (or right coming from Akumal) side of the highway. E-Mail or visit Visa and Mastercard Accepted.


Oh yes, we have it! Fishing is one of the most popular Akumal activities, and there are plenty of ways to get out on the water in the Riviera Maya. Fishing charters are available in Akumal, along Akumal Bay, and through the dive shops. Larger sport fishing boats are available to charter in Puerto Aventuras, and don't forget the Boca Paila and Punta Allen bone fishing.

Horseback Riding!

Akumal local's favorite, Selva Maya, offers guided Riviera Maya horseback riding from a jungle ranch west of Akumal. Along the way, visit a cenote and cool off!


Check out The Kantaris, available for charter via the Akumal Dive Shop. Cold drinks, fishing, fresh ceviche, and a view you will not forget.


Many of the Akumal vacation rentals have kayaks for guests to use. Paddle around our protected bays and enjoy the beauty of the sparkling Caribbean. Or, for more adventure, try a kayak tour of Sian Ka'an Reserve. Kayaks are also available to rent on Half Moon and Akumal Bay.

We hope this gets you started, but if not, let us know. We have more ideas!