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 air conditioning. Prices start at $103 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.
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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

Activities and attractions in Akumal

Are you searching for things to do in the area? Travelers enjoy fun activities like snorkeling, swimming and scuba diving. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Akumal a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Xcaret Eco Theme Park (18 mi / 29 km)
  • Xel-Há Park (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Xplor Theme Park (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
  • Riviera Maya Golf Club (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Puerto Aventuras Golf Club (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Cenote Crystal (18.1 mi / 29.1 km)
Activities

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.

Weather

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

Transportation options to and around Akumal

The nearest airport is in Cancun Intl. Airport (CUN), located 52.9 mi (85.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Cozumel Intl. Airport (CZM), which is 26.2 mi (42.1 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Akumal?

Whatever vacation experience you're seeking, you'll find a rental property in or around Akumal that's perfect for you. Here are some of our faves:

  • Make the most of handy extras like a nearby waterfront and a nearby casino at "Simply Akumal's Best Luxury Beachfront Penthouse W". Located around 3 miles from Akumal, this vacation rental has 2 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfy at "Casita Milagros - A Jungle Tree House". Around 14 miles from the heart of Akumal, it has 1 bedroom and comes with cookware, dishware and utensils and WiFi.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Akumal vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Akumal?

Nothing beats squeezing in a quick trip to perk you up. Pack your overnight bag and get cozy in one of these appealing weekend getaways in and around Akumal:

  • Located 9 miles to the south of central Akumal, "Entire Property Just For 2 People. Very Private" is a good match for nature lovers and adventurous types. Get out and explore nearby outdoor attractions, such as Punta Laguna Nature Reserve and Cenote Crystal. If you still have time, try some kayaking or caving.
  • Alternatively, switch your mind to vacation mode at "Villa Maya - Luxury Mansion". About 1 mile south of Akumal, activities around here include tennis and golf. More into sightseeing? Don't miss Dolphin Discovery and Cenote Santa Cruz.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Akumal?

Studio apartments are hard to beat when it comes to location, convenience and affordability. Browse these studio apartments for rent in or near Akumal and enjoy a taste of the local culture and vibe:

  • Get out and explore from the comfort of "Casita Milagros - A Jungle Tree House". This property is a terrific base for discovering the sights and features amenities including a fireplace and internet services.
  • Alternatively, slip into vacation mode at "Entire Property Just For 2 People. Very Private", which offers conveniences such as a hair dryer and tennis.

There are lots of attractions around Akumal to add to your agenda. Nourish your inner culture fan and visit SFER IK and Tulum Mayan Ruins.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Akumal?

Whether you're looking for a comfy cottage or a house to fit the whole family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Enjoy some downtime at one of these favorite picks in or near Akumal:

  • For an awesome weekend away, settle in at "Brand New Pool - Front 2 - Story Luxury Condo In The Heart Of The Mayan Jungle". It's close to the center of Akumal, along with countless things to see and do.
  • "Beautiful Loft Within A Luxury Resort" is also well located. Settle in here and discover why lots of guests rate this getaway as one of their favorites.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Akumal?

If you're looking for somewhere to reconnect with your nearest and dearest this vacation, why not go all out? These mansions for rent in or near Akumal will easily fit your entire crew while doing it in style:

  • Located about 1 mile to the south of Akumal, "Villa Maya - Luxury Mansion" is the place to go to relax and unwind in luxury. Amenities here include golf and a swimming pool.
  • With beauty services, a swimming pool and a wealth of other top-notch amenities, "Incredible 6 Bedroom Mansion On One Of World Best Pristine Beaches" will get your team's tick of approval. This plush retreat is roughly 15 miles to the south of Akumal.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Akumal?

Big groups mean a whole lot of fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll comfortably fit your entire gang. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Akumal and get everybody together under the one roof:

  • You'll have loads of room to spread out at "Villa Maya - Luxury Mansion". Around 1 mile south of Akumal, this generous property has 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 guests. Amenities include a swimming pool and a kitchen.
  • Invite up to 14 of your favorite folks to "Wow Eco - Solar Villa | Beachfront Pool Casa Zama" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This top option has 6 bedrooms and is around 2 miles to the east of Akumal. It's packed with features to keep large groups happy and comfortable, such as a kitchen and a swimming pool.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Akumal?

Nothing screams good times like a pool does. Pump up your flamingo floatie and check out these rental houses in or near Akumal that come with this vacation essential:

  • Say hello to "Casita Milagros - A Jungle Tree House", where your highest priority will be hanging out by the pool. Amenities including towels and coffee and tea making facilities help make this retreat a guest favorite.
  • Otherwise, put your bags down and your feet up at "Find Your Zen In This Beautiful Beachfront House". Along with an invigorating pool, you can also make use of a kitchen and cable/satellite TV services.

Unsure what to pack for your Akumal break? This impressive destination has a tropical savanna climate. During the summer months, you can expect average temperatures ranging from 80 ºF to 90 ºF. Check out our selection of Akumal vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more inspiration on where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Akumal?

Cousin Jimmy, Aunty Monique ... You can add them to your guest list when you escape to a large family vacation rental in or near Akumal. Get everyone you love under the same roof at one of these spacious getaways:

  • Make your get-together a memorable one at "Villa Maya - Luxury Mansion". This escape has 4 bedrooms, sleeps up to 12 guests and features many handy amenities, including books and coffee and tea making facilities. You'll find it around 1 mile south of Akumal.
  • "Luxury Ocean View Penthouse In Riviera Maya Resort", around 2 miles to the southeast of central Akumal, is also ideal for family get-togethers. As many as 8 of your loved ones can fit into this spacious property which has 4 bedrooms, outdoor furniture, a microwave oven and more.

If you're in the mood for visiting some family-friendly attractions in the area, Tulum Monkey Sanctuary is a fun day out for all ages.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Akumal?

Spending time with family is important, which is why we'll help you find a place where you can truly connect. Book one of these family cabin rentals in or near Akumal and hang out with the people you love:

  • "Cabin - Akumal, Beautiful Palapa In The Jungle" - Enjoy fun and good times with your gang at this getaway, which is around 3 miles northeast of central Akumal. A fridge and free toiletries are among its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Cabin - Geo Domes At The Tulum Jungle, Steps From The Beach" - Another awesome choice, this property comes with a living room, on-site watersports and more. You'll find it around 19 miles to the south of Akumal.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Akumal vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Akumal?

Add some luxury to your vacation by booking somewhere with an indoor pool. These large houses in or near Akumal have a swimming space that's just for you, along with lots of room for whoever is fortunate enough to be coming with you:

  • Invite family and friends over for a refreshing swim at "Kobah Magnificent 4bedroom Villa Private Gym". This property has space to spare, with 4 bedrooms comfortably sleeping up to 14 guests. A swimming pool and a chef are other things your team will love about this place.
  • Another awesome option is "Luxury 3 Bedroom Retreat And Private Pool In Aldea Z". With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 10 guests, you can invite all your friends to stay with you and swim. A swimming pool and a chef are other amenities your guests can make use of here.

Use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find more impressive Akumal vacation rental options for your next big getaway.