Akumal Beach

Half Moon Bay which includes a sandy beach, a coastal town and tropical scenes
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Drift away on the gentle currents with turtles and rays at one of the Riviera Maya’s most relaxing beaches.

Located in the Riviera Maya, Akumal Beach is 75 miles (120 kilometers) south of Cancún on Mexico's Caribbean Coast. Relax on the beach’s powdery white sand and swim in the clear, tranquil water protected by an offshore reef. In the Mayan language, Akumal means “The Place of the Turtle,” called so for the turtles that lay their eggs on the beaches here once a year. The warm, shallow waters and palm tree-lined bay make the beach an ideal destination for human families too!In this quiet swimming bay far from the partying crowds, relaxation comes easy. Find a deck chair under one of the many cabanas and unwind with a good book and an ice cold cerveza (beer) or freshly made fruit juice. Sail, fish, kite surf, visit the ruins and swim in the nearby cenotes (sinkholes). Pull on some flippers and swim with barracuda, stingrays, manta rays, and green and loggerhead turtles. The waters are usually crystal clear, making the area ideal for exploring with an underwater camera.The turtles are a special feature at Akumal Beach. Less than a mile (1.6 kilometers) to the north is the Centro Ecologico de Akumal (CEA) where researchers work to protect the marine environment and the turtle population. Many of the local hotels, diving organizations and independent marine tour operators are working with the CEA to ensure the protection of these magnificent sea creatures that come to the shores once a year to lay their eggs.Akumal Beach is a great base to explore the Riviera Maya but, with its laid-back resorts, restaurants, bars and dive shops, there’s little need to venture away. If you do decide to explore the nearby ruins, cenotes or nightlife of Playa del Carmen, simply hail a taxi or colectivo, or rent a car.

Top Hotels Close to Akumal Beach

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya - Adults Only - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Carretera Federal 307, km 254 600, Pueblo de Akumal, Akumal, QROO, 77760
The price is $613 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 7
Stay at this 5-star luxury property in Akumal. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (966 reviews)
"The photos on this posting do not do the property justice. It is much nicer and especially a lot larger than my girlfriend and I expected. The staff was extraordinarily friendly and provided us with great service, and it was very easy to book excursions through the resort Amstar representative (we ..."

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort - All Inclusive
Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Km 104 Carr. Cancun-Chetumal, Akumal, QROO, 77760
Stay at this 4-star beach property in Akumal. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (989 reviews)
"Great hotel with all oceanfront rooms and hot tub at the balcony and provide bath salt. Very comfortable bed and pillows. Staff is very nice and friendly, everyone is trying to make your stay good. Beach was nice, but a bit rocky when entering water, mostly ok. Free and for fee rental of snorkeling ..."

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2022

Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort - All Inclusive
Beautiful & Cozy Space in Half Moon Bay in Akumal - Wifi, AC
Beautiful & Cozy Space in Half Moon Bay in Akumal - Wifi, AC
Akumal, ROO
Stay at this family-friendly apartment in Akumal. Enjoy a water park, WiFi, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the WiFi in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (12 reviews)
Clean, quiet, convenient
"Overall we really enjoyed our stay here, but there were some issues. The bed is incredibly hard and uncomfortable. I think this is mentioned in other reviews, I just didn’t expect it to be *so* hard. The casita is very clean, but seems to have a problem with bugs - most likely due to the large gap ..."

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

Beautiful & Cozy Space in Half Moon Bay in Akumal - Wifi, AC
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Sunscape Akumal Beach Resorts & Spa - All Inclusive
Sunscape Akumal Beach Resorts & Spa - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Carr. Cancún - Tulum KM 252, Akumal, QROO, 77780
The price is $227 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 19
Sunscape Akumal Beach Resorts & Spa - All Inclusive
Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya - Adults Only - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Carretera Federal 307, km 254 600, Pueblo de Akumal, Akumal, QROO, 77760
The price is $613 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 7
Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort - All Inclusive
Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Km 104 Carr. Cancun-Chetumal, Akumal, QROO, 77760
Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort - All Inclusive
Beautiful & Cozy Space in Half Moon Bay in Akumal - Wifi, AC
Beautiful & Cozy Space in Half Moon Bay in Akumal - Wifi, AC
Akumal, ROO
Beautiful & Cozy Space in Half Moon Bay in Akumal - Wifi, AC
Beautiful & Cozy Space in Half Moon Bay Akumal
Beautiful & Cozy Space in Half Moon Bay Akumal
Akumal, ROO
Beautiful & Cozy Space in Half Moon Bay Akumal
Sea Views! HUGE 2BR! Terrace! Mi Casa Del Mar A6
Sea Views! HUGE 2BR! Terrace! Mi Casa Del Mar A6
Akumal, ROO
Sea Views! HUGE 2BR! Terrace! Mi Casa Del Mar A6
INCREDIBLE OCEANFRONT PENTHOUSE! INFINITY POOL!
INCREDIBLE OCEANFRONT PENTHOUSE! INFINITY POOL!
Akumal, ROO
INCREDIBLE OCEANFRONT PENTHOUSE! INFINITY POOL!
Oasis Tulum Lite
Oasis Tulum Lite
3 out of 5
251 Carretera Chetumal, Akumal, QROO, 77780
Oasis Tulum Lite
Amazing Suite Located in ANAH Akumal, Riviera Maya!!!!
Amazing Suite Located in ANAH Akumal, Riviera Maya!!!!
Akumal, ROO
Amazing Suite Located in ANAH Akumal, Riviera Maya!!!!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.