Is Akumal Mexico expensive?
The average price of a 7-day trip to Akumal is $1,601 for a solo traveler, $2,875 for a couple, and $5,391 for a family of 4. Akumal hotels range from $53 to $416 per night with an average of $157, while most vacation rentals will cost $180 to $1000 per night for the entire home.
Is Akumal a touristy?
This small beach town is known as the “land of the turtles.” It is one of the oldest resort areas in Quintana Roo. Make no mistake: Akumal is touristy. It doesn't however, draw the same crowds, and over developed beaches that most of the neighboring resort areas do.
What is Akumal known for?
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One of the most popular things to do in Tulum is swim with the wild sea turtles in Akumal. It's so exciting because Akumal is one of the only places in the world you can swim with turtles!
They are always there. You may not see them, but they know you are there. And 99.99% of the time, they want nothing to do with you. Anyone who has ever set foot in the ocean has been swimming with sharks, whether they knew it or not, and except for a few instances worldwide per year, there are no problems.
May 25, 2015. Akumal comes from the Mayan word aak=turtle, so it means place of turtles. Mexico has the largest number of sea turtles species in the world.
Akumal Bay Resort is 94 Km from the Cancun Airport.
Most cenotes have a charge of 80 to 150 pesos to enter and offer lockers, restrooms, and snack bars. Just take a towel, taxi money, and snorkel-mask (optional), and you'll have an amazing time at any of these cenotes. Getting to cenotes by bike is easy from Tulum.
The nearest Airport to Akumal is the Cancun International Airport. Fly into Cancun and rent a car for the drive to Akumal. It is approximately a one hour drive from Cancun. You can also pre-book a private transfer from the airport to your destination.
The resort is still owned, at least in large part, by the Pablo Bush family who founded Akumal itself, a diving town established in the 1950s. Considered the first resort in Akumal, Hotel Club Akumal Caribe remains an independent, family-run hotel.
Under Mexcian law, use of Akumal public beach is free. HOWEVER, getting actual access to the beach may incur fees. You do not have to wear a life jacket in the swimming zone (the first 150 feet from shore).