Akumal Real Estate & Destination Info
Akumal is located 100km (62 miles) south of Cancun in the heart of the Riviera Maya. It boasts a beautiful main beach and is an excellent location for snorkeling. Akumal is also very popular for divers.
Traveling south on Hwy 307 past Playa del Carmen you will see the entrance on the coast side of the highway. A main road travels towards the coastline. You follow this road until you hit a set of arches, right where the stores.Walk past/around that and you can see the beach.
Some parts of the beach is private. The private spots are clearly marked. There are lots of room there and lots of palm trees for cover. You can find the beaches here safe.
If you continue on the road into Akumal, the road winds north to Ya Kul Lagoon which is an excellent place to snorkel. You could call it a poor-mans-Xel-Ha. On the way you pass Half Moon Bay which is a good place to see Sea Turtles.
You can walk from the highway to Half Moon Bay, but it is a long walk and walking all the way to Ya Kul is a real long walk. You can get a taxi at the front gate near the highway or at the arches near the main Akumal beach when going to Ya Kul.
On the other side of the highway is the town of Akumal, which you can visit. There is also a small Mayan ruin site located just past the town that you are free to visit.