Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Akumal, MX that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $43 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Akumal. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Visit Akumal - a turtle-y tropical place

The name Akumal translates as the Land of the Turtles, and it's easy to see why. Home to hundreds of these cute underwater critters, Akumal is a charming beach resort which has been popular with the scuba diving set for decades. If deep sea diving is a little out of reach, book an Akumal vacation rental right on the beach and try your hand at snorkeling. By day, take a sailing trip or swim with green sea turtles, and by night, kick back with margaritas and barbecued lobster in one of the many beach bars overlooking the ocean.

Things to do

Swim with the turtles and discover ancient Mayan ruins

Akumal Bay is where the turtles come to lay their eggs from May to November. For a more intense and up close experience, drop into the Centro Ecologico Akumal (CEA), which protects the reef and turtle nesting area. For a few pesos you can also book a private guided tour of the reef and swim with the turtles. One of Quintana Roo's famous sunken pools, Cenote Chikin Ha, is 9 miles north of the resort. Or embrace Mexico's ancient heritage with a visit to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum, a 20-minute drive south.


Get down and divey on Akumal Beach

One of the Yucatan Peninsula's oldest resorts, Akumal's sugary white sands and turquoise seas are like a picture postcard. It's popular with divers and snorkelers who come to explore the rich marine life that lies just under the surface. Swim through an array of colorful tropical fish, but watch out for the resident stingray and barracuda! If you don't fancy getting wet, why not book a catamaran sailing trip or a dolphin-spotting boat excursion? Book an Akumal vacation rental between Akumal Bay and Half Moon Bay, and meet the resort's most famous resident, the endangered green turtle.


Akumal promises year-round fun in the sun

Akumal, and the entire coast of Quintana Roo, are blessed with consistent year-round sun. During spring and fall, temperatures are generally in the high 70s and 80s, and during the peak summer months the mercury can hit 100 degrees fahrenheit. It's rainy season between June and December, but the showers are usually short and sharp, and you'll be dry within moments. Even in winter, the region is pleasant to visit, with temperatures sitting around 60 degrees. The crowds have dispersed and you can get the best pick of Akumal vacation rentals.

Natural features

Loving life on the Mayan Riviera

Overlooking the Caribbean Sea on Mexico's famous Mayan Riviera, Akumal is one of the coast's oldest resorts. A mile or so north of the resort is Cenote Yal-ku, a natural lagoon and nature reserve that is popular with locals. This sheltered rocky inlet is surrounded by palm trees and a sculpture park, and is a home to sea turtles, manta rays, and rainbows of tropical fish. There is an entry charge of a few pesos, which goes towards preserving the lagoon. As well as palapas (cabins) for hire, there are changing rooms, lockers, and a snack bar.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Akumal

The nearest airport is in Cozumel, Quintana Roo (CZM-Cozumel Intl.), located 28.3 mi (45.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.), which is 53.8 mi (86.6 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Akumal, MX?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 826 vacation rentals around Akumal. From 122 house rentals to 159 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a beachfront property in Akumal?

Perhaps it's the glorious ocean vistas, or maybe it's the opportunity to lay back all day, every day. But there's just something about a beach getaway that appeals to all of us. Vrbo has 534 beachside vacation rentals for you to select from. Open to other suggestions? Vrbo has heaps more property options to discover, including:

  • 452 beach vacation rentals.
  • 266 oceanfront vacation rentals.
  • 256 ocean-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a condo in Akumal?

A condo is a great choice if you're the type of traveler who likes lots of room to move. With the conveniences of home, it'll offer the perfect chill-out zone after a tiring day of sightseeing. In this destination, Vrbo has 470 to pick from. Book now and you could part with as little as $56 a night. Or maybe you'd rather try one of the area's other popular lodging types, such as:

  • Apartment: 214 vacation homes. Prices start from $35 per night.
  • Villa: 205 vacation homes. Prices start from $101 per night.
  • House: 128 vacation homes. Prices start from $56 per night.

Can I stay in Akumal in a large group?

It can be hard finding the time to catch up with your nearest and dearest. A vacation is a fantastic opportunity to be reunited. If you were planning to kick back together, Vrbo has options to suit. Why not check out the 145 condo vacation homes listed here? They're the most popular choice for big groups of guests. The lodging options that are perfect for large numbers in this area include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we have 273 vacation homes perfect for that size. Spend a night for as little as $64.
  • Looking for a rental property for 5 people? We have 136 that will be perfect. Prices begin at just $70 a night.
  • Traveling with 8 guests? We have 127 vacation homes that will be perfect. Prices start from $74 per night.

So don't fear! When you travel with us you can bring your mom, your grandma and all your buddies to Akumal.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Akumal?

Pint-sized hotel rooms are no place to spend those precious vacation moments! Uncover our economical rentals today and ensure everybody in your group has enough room to spread out. When it comes to getting your hands on an awesome deal, your first port of call should be Villas Tulum. Here, Vrbo has 52 rentals at an average price of $98 a night. Another 217 Vrbo rentals are available in or around La Veleta. With an average price of $125 a night, you're sure to get a deal worth boasting to your friends about.

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