Vacation Rentals in Akumal

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Highlights Akumal

  • Beaches
  • Sea turtles
  • Restaurant options
  • Snorkeling

Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Akumal

$374for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
$351 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Akumal

< 1%for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
0% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Akumal

A peaceful resort town on Mexico’s Riviera Maya

Situated in the heart of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, Akumal is a small beach town and resort community. The town is best known among locals and visitors alike for its white-sand beaches, marine life, stunning nature, and excellent cuisine. It’s a popular destination for people who love spending time in the sea since the calm waters are perfect for swimming and the coral reefs offer splendid diving and snorkeling. Come watch your stress melt away on the picturesque, white-sandy shores of Akumal.

Finding your perfect Akumal vacation rental

Akumal offers a wide range of vacation rentals, with something for every type of traveler. Stay in a luxurious, oversized rental with modern decor, plush furnishings, and a private pool to splash around in. Opt for a rental right on the seaside with direct beach access and enjoy stunning views of the water from your rental’s private balcony. Many rentals come with a private garden adorned in swaying palm tress so that you can enjoy a relaxing atmosphere with plenty of privacy. There are countless large vacation rentals available, equipped to comfortably accommodate several people.

Vacations in Akumal

The area and getting around

Arriving in Akumal

Akumal is served by Cancun International Airport. The airport is approximately a one-hour drive from Akumal. There are numerous options for getting from the airport to Akumal. The most recommended way is to rent a car and drive yourself. Renting a car will allow you the most freedom and accessibility during your time in Akumal, and offers the ability to explore places outside Akumal. Taxis and private shuttles are also available to get from the airport to Akumal.

Getting around Akumal

The small town of Akumal is quite walkable, with most of the major points of interest just a short walk away from each other. Renting a bike is also a great option for getting around. There’s a biking and walking path that goes through the town called Akumal Trail.

Travelers and activities

Akumal for couples

Akumal is a wonderfully romantic destination for couples. Spend your days beach-hopping to all the various white sand beaches in the area. Be sure to check out Soliman Bay and Tankah Bay. For a romantic date night meal, head to Taverna Akumal, where you can enjoy authentic Italian dishes in an ambient setting.

Akumal for families

Akumal is a top-rated family-friendly destination in Mexico. Head to the Akumal Monkey Sanctuary, where kids and adults can experience close up encounters with rescued primates. Here you’ll get to do a guided tour with a friendly staff member who will tell you all about the different species of monkeys as well as their rehabilitation programs. You’ll even get to pet some of the animals!

Akumal is the Mayan word for “place of the turtles.”

Top 5 travel tips in Akumal

1. Spend the day at Akumal Beach

Known locally as Playa Akumal, Akumal Beach is the crown jewel of attractions in Akumal. The postcard-worthy beach boasts perfect white powder sands and calm sparkling turquoise waters. The shore is lined with swaying coconut palms and there are a variety of cafés and restaurants where you can go for a bite to eat. Spend the day lounging on the beach, swimming in the water, and relaxing here.

2. Swim with sea turtles

Because of its large sea turtle population, Akumal is one of Mexico’s top destinations for swimming with sea turtles. A variety of tour companies offer guided trips to places around Akumal which are inhabited by sea turtles where you can swim around with them. Just be sure to keep a respectful distance at all times because touching the animals isn’t allowed!

3. Visit the Mayan ruins of Coba

Just a short trip inland will take you to Coba, an ancient Mayan city surrounded by two large lagoons. Spend a day exploring the ruins and excavated sites, which are home to a structure called Nohoch Mul, which is a great Mayan pyramid. Several tour operators in Akumal offer organized tours that go to Coba daily.

4. Go snorkeling

Akumal is home to a protected barrier reef site which is why its such a popular snorkeling destination. Rent some snorkeling gear from one of the many local water sports companies, or go on a guided snorkeling tour. One of the best snorkeling spots in Akumal is Yal-Ku Lagoon, which is just a 20-minute walk from downtown Akumal and is home to a wide range of marine life, including tropical fish, sea turtles, manta rays, and more.

5. Visit the vibrant turquoise waters of Aktun Chen

This unique park features an underground pool of crystal clear water inside a stunning cavern. It is rated as one of the top nature parks in Mexico for its spectacular natural beauty and features. Do a guided tour of the massive cave and learn all about the history of this natural gem.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Akumal

How much does it cost to book a vacation rental in Akumal?

Our data shows that Akumal had an average price of $383 per night, a relatively high one for a city in Mexico.

During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in Akumal?

According to our most recent data, the months with the most reduced prices in Akumal are November, October and August, with average prices of $289, $326, and $359, respectively.

During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in Akumal?

When booking a vacation rental in Akumal, the highest prices are usually found in the month of April (with an average of $478 per night), followed by September ($412), and then March ($407).

Is Akumal a good location for a last-minute getaway?

In order to not have problems finding accommodation in Akumal, we recommend you to think ahead as 68% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.

What time of the year can I find more available vacation rentals?

October, September and August are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of accommodations free, with an average availability of 56%, 52%, and 41%.

When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental in Akumal?

The month with the highest average booked rental figures is February (only 11% of properties were available on average last year). Followed by March (14%), and then January (16%). During this period, the availability is very low (13%). It is therefore preferable to book far in advance.

How many rentals does Holidu have in Akumal?

We have collected the offers from 5 different providers in Akumal, so we can offer you around 240 properties. You're going to have a hard time deciding which one to go with!

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