Akumal, Mexico

Akumal is located about forty-five minutes south of Playa Del Carmen and twenty minutes south of Puerto Aventuras. It is divided into sub areas of Akumal, Akumal Bay, Aventuras Akumal, and South Akumal. This area was settled and developed by Don Pablo Bush and home to some of the prettiest beaches and best diving in the Yucatan Peninsula. The barrier reef that protects Akumal keeps the waters calm and gorgeous, making it a perfect vacation spot for families.

Activities are limitless and include swimming, diving, snorkeling, wind surfing, sailing, sunbathing, and much more. As with other coastal towns in the Yucatan, Akumal is situated perfectly for day trips to Mayan ruins and Cenotes, as well as deep sea fishing from the marina at Puerto Aventuras. Golf and tennis courts are available there as well. A number of beach bars dish up great food, cold beverages and serve as a spot to meet other visitors and locals. There is a small commercial center with two small grocery stores, boutiques, gift and dive shops.

Akumal/Akumal Bay - This area has a public beach and is particularly pretty. You will find restaurants for every taste and budget, options for all water activities, day care, money exchange and transportation. Akumal is the main entrance to Half moon Bay and Yalku lagoon.

Aventuras Akumal - Aventuras Akumal is home to a hotel, villas, and condos. A dive shop and rooftop bar are located in the southern end next to a semi-private beach with good snorkeling. The hotels amenities are available to guests for an extra charge.

Half Moon Bay - Located on the northern end of Akumal, it is within walking distance of Akumal Bay and Yalku Lagoon, which is super kid friendly for snorkeling as it is extremely protected. The sunrises here are unrivaled; the bay offers great snorkeling for adults and tropical onshore breezes will lull you into relaxation. There are more restaurants here as well as money exchange.

South Akumal - A private gated community with lush garden style beaches, villas and condos. Great snorkeling, but no restaurants or public access.

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