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 $35 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

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.

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

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 976 vacation rentals around Akumal. From 163 house rentals to 177 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Akumal?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Akumal:

  • Gonzalo Guerrero: 1,519 vacation rentals
  • Playacar Beach: 570 vacation rentals
  • Playacar Fase II: 656 vacation rentals
  • Centro: 1,935 vacation rentals
  • La Veleta: 413 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Akumal?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Akumal. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Akumal Beach: 701 vacation rentals
  • Half Moon Bay: 1,712 vacation rentals
  • Yal-ku Lagoon: 1,730 vacation rentals
  • Aktun Chen: 1,637 vacation rentals
  • Riviera Maya Golf Club: 1,637 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Akumal listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Akumal?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 163 Houses in Akumal. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Akumal include:

  • Villas: 177 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 547 rentals available
  • Resorts: 5 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Akumal?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 782 vacation rentals with pool available in Akumal. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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