Things to See and Do

There is so much to see and do when planning 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 provided 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 via email at, or call us Toll Free at 877.489.6600.

Akumal Area Beaches: Explore some of the many exquisite beaches along the Riviera Maya and see why each one has its own personality and will be your 'favorite!'


Cenotes and Caves: Go for a swim, a snorkel, or a scuba dive in the incredible network of cenotes and caves throughout the Yucatan Peninsula.



Child and Family Friendly Activities: Did you decide to bring the kids along on your Akumal vacation? No problem! We have many activities to keep them busy and happy.

Fishing: Fishing is one of the most popular activities in Akumal; there are plenty of ways to get out on the water in the Riviera Maya. Fishing charters are available along Akumal Bay and through the dive shops. Larger sport fishing charter boats are available in Puerto Aventuras for trips all along the coast.

Golf: Ranging from courses for beginners to a championship course designed by a world-renowned designer, the Riviera Maya has it all for your golfing needs!



Mayan Ruins: With numerous ruins within a few hours drive, what's not to explore? Pick a spot on the map and check it out!



Nightlife: Ready to dance and sing the night away? Here are the hot spots along the Riviera Maya!



Restaurants: Whether you are craving regional cuisine or international flavor, we have it all in the Akumal area!



Shopping: Looking for that perfect gift to take back home with you? You can find local art and jewelry, regional clothing, one-of-a-kind artisanal work, and of course, TEQUILA! No matter how you choose to spend your pesos, you will find a place to do it here in the Riviera Maya.


Snorkeling and Scuba Dive Centers: Half Moon Bay, Xel-Ha, Yal-Ku Lagoon all offer great snorkeling and are easily accessible from Akumal Mexico hotels. Akumal is the perfect place to learn to scuba dive, as we have professional instructors from around the world, lots of visibility, and hardly any currents.

Tours & Sightseeing: Go on a group tour of the ruins, or arrange a private charter for a fun-filled day of adventure with one of our Riviera Maya experts!


Other Activities and Adventures: Want to play Tennis? Go Kiteboarding or Horseback Riding? Visit an Adventure Park or Museum? Swim with Dolphins? Or just spend an evening at the Movie Theater? We have it all here in the Riviera Maya!

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