7 Apr 2022
Once again, the Yucatan Peninsula has proven itself as one of the most popular travel destinations of 2022. A variety of nature reserves, archeological sites, and even theme parks for people of all ages keep travelers coming back more year after year. Plus, direct flights from practically every state in the continental U.S. and affordable vacation rentals including full service make this a favorite summer getaway. These recreational activities on and off the beach are what travelers are looking for in Riviera Maya this summer.
This family-friendly Eco Park cave is one of National Geographic's Top 10 Underground Walks in the World. Aktun Chen's family-friendly, excitement-filled tour includes everything from cenote snorkeling to adrenaline-pumping zip line rides and even a wildlife zoo spread over 3 hectares of Yucatan Jungle.
Explore beautiful rock formations dating back 60 million years, clear pristine water, and several species of fresh-water fish and crustaceans when you visit Cenote Rancho Santa Cruz in Akumal. The owners are very ecologically minded and limit the size of each tour to very small groups. Be sure to contact our concierge to secure your admission prior to your arrival.
Run and operated by one of Akumal's most beloved community members, Namaste Tours & Transportation offers custom day trips made to suit your requests. Build your own day-trip to the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza, Coba, and Ek Balam, or take a sightseeing tour of the Colonial city of Valladolid. Whatever adventure you choose it's sure to be a fun-filled cultural immersion for everyone in your group.
Located between Tulum in the state of Quintana Roo, and Valladolid in the state of Yucatan, archeologists first learned about the site in the mid 1800’s. Today visitors can enjoy shaded walkways that are the original sacbe roads, 2 ancient ball courts, and climb the highest Mayan pyramid in the Yucatan. We have been visiting Coba since the area in the early 90’s and are still fascinated by this settlement!
Located just south of Puerto Aventuras, Xpu Ha is a delight for beach lovers looking for that Caribbean postcard scene. Wade out into the turquoise waters of the Caribbean and be swept away by the freedom of the sea. Beachside restaurants offer fresh fish tacos and ice cold beer making Xpu Ha beach an easy place to put your beach chair for the day.
Sail with your family and friends on a 36´ Catamaran for a fun-filled adventure of snorkeling, swimming, and fun with The Akumal Dive Shop! Choose the Sunset or Moonrise sail adventure for amazing views of these celestial bodies dancing in the sky and a spectacular display of light over the Caribbean waters.
A visit to this Caribbean island is well worth a day trip off the mainland. Getting to Cozumel is a quick ferry ride across the channel between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel Island. Its colorful streets are filled with shops of handmade souvenirs, restaurants, and bars to make sure you stay well hydrated during the day.
Discover a whole new world under the sea on a night dive off Half-Moon Bay. See the beauty of the Meso-American reef and fauna under a new light and because it's dark you won't have to worry about looking at sargasso. Akumal's unique conditions allow for low-stress diving with Akumal Dive Center's expert divemasters to ensure a peaceful adventure after dark.
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