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Guidebook for Akumal

Food Scene
La Lunita Restaurant is one of the most popular places in Akumal for dinner and it is located on site next to Condo La Mirage # 2! Very convenient! This intimate restaurant nestled amid the swaying palms of Half Moon Bay in Akumal, Mexico includes candlelight and the lulling sound of the waves at no extra charge. La Lunita's menu combines Mexican tradition with contemporary flair.
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La Lunita
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La Lunita Restaurant is one of the most popular places in Akumal for dinner and it is located on site next to Condo La Mirage # 2! Very convenient! This intimate restaurant nestled amid the swaying palms of Half Moon Bay in Akumal, Mexico includes candlelight and the lulling sound of the waves at no extra charge. La Lunita's menu combines Mexican tradition with contemporary flair.
Established in 1997 and described by customers as “a hidden gem” in Akumal, they offer a variety of delicious meals throughout the day. Offering both regional and international cuisine their fare has most often been described as eclectic comfort food.. In addition to each meal being freshly prepared for your pleasure, their talented staff also make the Tortillas & Lucy’s Ice Cream by hand on premises.
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Turtle Bay Bakery and Cafe
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Established in 1997 and described by customers as “a hidden gem” in Akumal, they offer a variety of delicious meals throughout the day. Offering both regional and international cuisine their fare has most often been described as eclectic comfort food.. In addition to each meal being freshly prepared for your pleasure, their talented staff also make the Tortillas & Lucy’s Ice Cream by hand on premises.
For many years, La Cueva del Pescador has been serving fresh fish for locals and visitors. Their secret? The owner is a local fisherman who has been fishing in the Caribbean since 1982. He is the secret to Cueva del Pescador’s continued success. Great margaritas, super friendly staff (his kids), and its central location helps, but the fresh catch served each and every day makes this restaurant super!
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La Cueva del Pescador
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For many years, La Cueva del Pescador has been serving fresh fish for locals and visitors. Their secret? The owner is a local fisherman who has been fishing in the Caribbean since 1982. He is the secret to Cueva del Pescador’s continued success. Great margaritas, super friendly staff (his kids), and its central location helps, but the fresh catch served each and every day makes this restaurant super!
Taverna is a warm and inviting neighborhood restaurant that offers a truly Italian experience without having to leave Texas. The Italian chefs strive to create the perfect menu using seasonal ingredients for their surprising entrees; every day they present a variety of northern Italian delights from simple comforts such as pan seared sea bass to delicate pasta and fabulous risotto. Risotto is indeed their flagship dish. They only use Carnaroli rice – the “king of the rice”; thanks to its particular characteristics and firm texture the Carnaroli grain maintains its shape during the slow cooking required for a perfect and creamy risotto.
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Taverna Akumal
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Taverna is a warm and inviting neighborhood restaurant that offers a truly Italian experience without having to leave Texas. The Italian chefs strive to create the perfect menu using seasonal ingredients for their surprising entrees; every day they present a variety of northern Italian delights from simple comforts such as pan seared sea bass to delicate pasta and fabulous risotto. Risotto is indeed their flagship dish. They only use Carnaroli rice – the “king of the rice”; thanks to its particular characteristics and firm texture the Carnaroli grain maintains its shape during the slow cooking required for a perfect and creamy risotto.
Perfect for breakfast or lunch. Cute, good food, great prices. Really friendly staff. They serve good food to very reasonable prices. It's much more quiet and less touristic. Especially recommend the lunch menu (fish tacos or fajitas).
Imelda's Ecocina
Perfect for breakfast or lunch. Cute, good food, great prices. Really friendly staff. They serve good food to very reasonable prices. It's much more quiet and less touristic. Especially recommend the lunch menu (fish tacos or fajitas).
Great homemade Italian food in a divine garden setting by the sea and Yalku Lagoon. Fab cozy hangout bar too. Make sure to drive to the end of the road in Akumal to find it! Pasta focused menu. Full bar with small, decent wine list. Great place to watch Mexican sports on TV. Fast service. Credit cards not taken.
Hotel Que Onda
Great homemade Italian food in a divine garden setting by the sea and Yalku Lagoon. Fab cozy hangout bar too. Make sure to drive to the end of the road in Akumal to find it! Pasta focused menu. Full bar with small, decent wine list. Great place to watch Mexican sports on TV. Fast service. Credit cards not taken.
The restaurant, the valet area, the lagoon area with a lit jungle area is very impressive. It's a fantastic dinner option to eat at the Cirque du Soleil before to enjoy the show. JOYÀ by Cirque du Soleil combines culinary and performing arts in an intimate theater setting to engage the audience's five senses. Drawing on Mexico's history and heritage, JOYÀ tells the story of an alchemist and his granddaughter embarking on a quest to uncover the secrets of life. JOYÀ takes residency exclusively at the Cirque du Soleil Theater in Riviera Maya at Vidanta Riviera Maya.
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The restaurant, the valet area, the lagoon area with a lit jungle area is very impressive. It's a fantastic dinner option to eat at the Cirque du Soleil before to enjoy the show. JOYÀ by Cirque du Soleil combines culinary and performing arts in an intimate theater setting to engage the audience's five senses. Drawing on Mexico's history and heritage, JOYÀ tells the story of an alchemist and his granddaughter embarking on a quest to uncover the secrets of life. JOYÀ takes residency exclusively at the Cirque du Soleil Theater in Riviera Maya at Vidanta Riviera Maya.
This restaurant is a hole in the ground, literally! This restaurant is really the epitome of Playa Del Carmen. It serves up a fusion cuisine of local taste and highlights the natural landscape of the area in a way that no other restaurant does. This restaurant is located in a cave/cenote which is just outside of the center of Playa Del Carmen. This should be on every tourist list for a unique experience for your trip to Playa Del Carmen and on locals list for at least going once in your lifetime and on a list to take guest. The restaurant and lounge are open just in the evenings so plan your visit then. Most people like to come for drinks in the lounge and walk the loop through the cave.
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Alux Restaurant Bar and Lounge
Mz 217 Lt2 Av Benito Juárez
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This restaurant is a hole in the ground, literally! This restaurant is really the epitome of Playa Del Carmen. It serves up a fusion cuisine of local taste and highlights the natural landscape of the area in a way that no other restaurant does. This restaurant is located in a cave/cenote which is just outside of the center of Playa Del Carmen. This should be on every tourist list for a unique experience for your trip to Playa Del Carmen and on locals list for at least going once in your lifetime and on a list to take guest. The restaurant and lounge are open just in the evenings so plan your visit then. Most people like to come for drinks in the lounge and walk the loop through the cave.
THE BEST SEAFOOD IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN & CANCUN They have fourteen years consenting their guests with a wide range of fish and seafood dishes of unparalleled flavor and great quality. Thought to be exquisite since its preparation, the Chef and his team of first level delight the most demanding of palates with classic flavors such as Shrimp Cocktails, Octopus and Oyster; until elaborated presentations of haute cuisine like the Peruvian Specialties or Salmon in Lemon Cream. In this restaurant you will find the best service, a warm and pleasant place in any of their branches in Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
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EL Oasis Seafood
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THE BEST SEAFOOD IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN & CANCUN They have fourteen years consenting their guests with a wide range of fish and seafood dishes of unparalleled flavor and great quality. Thought to be exquisite since its preparation, the Chef and his team of first level delight the most demanding of palates with classic flavors such as Shrimp Cocktails, Octopus and Oyster; until elaborated presentations of haute cuisine like the Peruvian Specialties or Salmon in Lemon Cream. In this restaurant you will find the best service, a warm and pleasant place in any of their branches in Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
The best beach club in Playa del Carmen! It's right down the block from the Maya Villa and you are right on the beach! The atmosphere and view is amazing. You can see the sun set over the ocean at 6 pm, and wiggled your toes in the nice warm sand at you can eat dinner on the beach. The food is fantastic and the service amazing. Staff is very attentive and helpful. I highly recommend this venue for any type of gathering.
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Indigo Beach Club
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The best beach club in Playa del Carmen! It's right down the block from the Maya Villa and you are right on the beach! The atmosphere and view is amazing. You can see the sun set over the ocean at 6 pm, and wiggled your toes in the nice warm sand at you can eat dinner on the beach. The food is fantastic and the service amazing. Staff is very attentive and helpful. I highly recommend this venue for any type of gathering.
Drinks & Nightlife
The unique bar can’t be missed with its sandy floor, swings, rustic stools, sea serpent bone chandelier, and life-sized Day of the Dead skeletons seated at the bar with their backs to an altar of candles. The atmosphere is laid-back beachfront fun.
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La Buena Vida
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The unique bar can’t be missed with its sandy floor, swings, rustic stools, sea serpent bone chandelier, and life-sized Day of the Dead skeletons seated at the bar with their backs to an altar of candles. The atmosphere is laid-back beachfront fun.
A NON STOP PARTY WITH AMAZING IMPERSONATIONS, WILD SHOWS AND STATE OF THE ART AUDIO AND VIDEO EQUIPMENT! Located just one block from the famous 5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen Coco Bongo is surrounded by colorful Caribbean style buildings, several international restaurants and the carefree vibe feature offered by this paradise in the Riviera Maya. All the tranquility disappears once you've crossed our doors... Feel the high voltage power while you are surprised with acrobats flying across the room and exciting tributes to the great figures of music. A place to dance, be amazed and to be part of the show.
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Coco Bongo
10 Calle 12 Nte
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A NON STOP PARTY WITH AMAZING IMPERSONATIONS, WILD SHOWS AND STATE OF THE ART AUDIO AND VIDEO EQUIPMENT! Located just one block from the famous 5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen Coco Bongo is surrounded by colorful Caribbean style buildings, several international restaurants and the carefree vibe feature offered by this paradise in the Riviera Maya. All the tranquility disappears once you've crossed our doors... Feel the high voltage power while you are surprised with acrobats flying across the room and exciting tributes to the great figures of music. A place to dance, be amazed and to be part of the show.
This place is unbelievably fun, there is a cow balloon hanging from the ceiling. The seats are cow print, hilarious. The music is good and the drinks are great. They offer an open bar option which is always good. Great music, drinks and service.
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La Vaquita Playa Del Carmen
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This place is unbelievably fun, there is a cow balloon hanging from the ceiling. The seats are cow print, hilarious. The music is good and the drinks are great. They offer an open bar option which is always good. Great music, drinks and service.
This is not your regular "pub crawl" this is your pub crawl on steroids this is what we call a Rockstarcrawls, you wont find anything like this anywhere else, often imitated never duplicated. Experience the best personalized nightlife in Playa del Carmen with this all inclusive "all you can drink" 5 hrs open bar, VIP entrances, reserved tables & escorted bar crawl that includes 3 of the best bar/clubs in the area, not to mention bottle service (unlimited bottles) in at least two of the venues of the night. Playacrawl provides a safe, friendly, intimate experience that takes you to the hottest clubs/bars in one night making sure we're hitting the most happening spot on any evening.
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This is not your regular "pub crawl" this is your pub crawl on steroids this is what we call a Rockstarcrawls, you wont find anything like this anywhere else, often imitated never duplicated. Experience the best personalized nightlife in Playa del Carmen with this all inclusive "all you can drink" 5 hrs open bar, VIP entrances, reserved tables & escorted bar crawl that includes 3 of the best bar/clubs in the area, not to mention bottle service (unlimited bottles) in at least two of the venues of the night. Playacrawl provides a safe, friendly, intimate experience that takes you to the hottest clubs/bars in one night making sure we're hitting the most happening spot on any evening.
Mandala Nightclub is the favorite spot to enjoy Playa del Carmen’s nightlife. Located in the heart of Playa, at the famous 12th Avenue and considered one of the chicest spot in town, Mandala is frequented by Cosmopolitan people who love to celebrate until dawn. Its two levels decorated with an Asian style, the best music selection and exceptional service make Mandala Playa a magical place, which will transport you to a new level of fun. The atmosphere at this club is incomparable and the energy that radiates is contagious, here everyone has fun without exception.
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Mandala Playa del Carmen
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Mandala Nightclub is the favorite spot to enjoy Playa del Carmen’s nightlife. Located in the heart of Playa, at the famous 12th Avenue and considered one of the chicest spot in town, Mandala is frequented by Cosmopolitan people who love to celebrate until dawn. Its two levels decorated with an Asian style, the best music selection and exceptional service make Mandala Playa a magical place, which will transport you to a new level of fun. The atmosphere at this club is incomparable and the energy that radiates is contagious, here everyone has fun without exception.
Entertainment & Activities
AN EXPERIENCE FOR THE SENSES....................... JOYÀ, the first Cirque du Soleil resident show in Mexico, combines culinary and performing arts in an intimate theater setting to engage the audience's five senses. Drawing on Mexico's history and heritage, JOYÀ tells the story of an alchemist and his granddaughter embarking on a quest to uncover the secrets of life. Don't miss the opportunity to taste extraordinary dishes and live an unforgettable night exclusively at the Cirque du Soleil Theater at Vidanta Riviera Maya. JOYÀ, a thrilling, whimsical show in which joy, courage and friendship conquer all!
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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL "JOYÀ" - Vidanta
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AN EXPERIENCE FOR THE SENSES....................... JOYÀ, the first Cirque du Soleil resident show in Mexico, combines culinary and performing arts in an intimate theater setting to engage the audience's five senses. Drawing on Mexico's history and heritage, JOYÀ tells the story of an alchemist and his granddaughter embarking on a quest to uncover the secrets of life. Don't miss the opportunity to taste extraordinary dishes and live an unforgettable night exclusively at the Cirque du Soleil Theater at Vidanta Riviera Maya. JOYÀ, a thrilling, whimsical show in which joy, courage and friendship conquer all!
Great prices, great snacks and the seats are way so comfy!! Keep up on the latest movies!!
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Cinépolis Las Américas
Mz 1 Lt 1 SM 52 Paseo Central
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Great prices, great snacks and the seats are way so comfy!! Keep up on the latest movies!!
The oldest dive center in Akumal. This small, beach front tourist resort is 100 km (62 miles) south of Cancún, between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Akumal was founded for scuba divers by Pablo Bush Romero, a Mexican businessman, diver, writer, historian, and archaeologist. The white sandy beaches set against the turquoise Sea at Akumal and Half Moon Bay are exquisite. The protected areas around the reef are ideal for diving because of the abundant sea life in the waters below. They are proud to support the conservation efforts in this beautiful area.
Akumal Dive Center
The oldest dive center in Akumal. This small, beach front tourist resort is 100 km (62 miles) south of Cancún, between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Akumal was founded for scuba divers by Pablo Bush Romero, a Mexican businessman, diver, writer, historian, and archaeologist. The white sandy beaches set against the turquoise Sea at Akumal and Half Moon Bay are exquisite. The protected areas around the reef are ideal for diving because of the abundant sea life in the waters below. They are proud to support the conservation efforts in this beautiful area.
Centro Ecológico Akumal is a non-governmental organization that focuses on sustainability-related issues and improving ecosystem management in and around Akumal. It was formed in 1993 to provide environmental initiatives for the protection of Akumal’s coastal and marine ecosystems and biodiversity. Since then, they have concentrated their efforts into three main areas—research, education and outreach—all three themes are woven through our various programs and projects.
Centro Ecológico Akumal
Apartado Postal 2
Centro Ecológico Akumal is a non-governmental organization that focuses on sustainability-related issues and improving ecosystem management in and around Akumal. It was formed in 1993 to provide environmental initiatives for the protection of Akumal’s coastal and marine ecosystems and biodiversity. Since then, they have concentrated their efforts into three main areas—research, education and outreach—all three themes are woven through our various programs and projects.
Parks & Nature
We invite you on a journey through Mexico, a charming tour of traditions and nature at Xcaret eco-archaeological Park. Come and enjoy an unforgettable experience that includes entertainment, exquisite food and the joy of a country that welcomes you with open arms! Delve into the trails of Xcaret to discover how the Mayan jungle and culture of Mexico combine in more than 50 exciting attractions. Located on the seashore near Cancun in the Riviera Maya, Xcaret has attractions for everyone. Enjoy a traditional Fiesta Charra and the Mayan Ball Game, or if you are a nature lover visit the Jaguar Island and our colorful Butterfly Pavillion.
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Xcaret Park
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We invite you on a journey through Mexico, a charming tour of traditions and nature at Xcaret eco-archaeological Park. Come and enjoy an unforgettable experience that includes entertainment, exquisite food and the joy of a country that welcomes you with open arms! Delve into the trails of Xcaret to discover how the Mayan jungle and culture of Mexico combine in more than 50 exciting attractions. Located on the seashore near Cancun in the Riviera Maya, Xcaret has attractions for everyone. Enjoy a traditional Fiesta Charra and the Mayan Ball Game, or if you are a nature lover visit the Jaguar Island and our colorful Butterfly Pavillion.
Regarded as one of the world’s greatest Natural Wonders, Xel-Há provides one of the best experiences in the heart of the Riviera Maya. Practice snorkeling and see hundreds of colorful fish and a great diversity of marine species that inhabit its cove and cenotes. At this All Inclusive Park you can enjoy water activities, ecological attractions, restaurants and the best scenery to admire while you relax in a hammock or stroll the nooks and crannies of Xel-Há. Come and immerse yourself in one of the cenotes, lagoons or caves, and enjoy the aquatic zip-lines you’ll only find at Xel-Há.
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Xel-Há Park
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Regarded as one of the world’s greatest Natural Wonders, Xel-Há provides one of the best experiences in the heart of the Riviera Maya. Practice snorkeling and see hundreds of colorful fish and a great diversity of marine species that inhabit its cove and cenotes. At this All Inclusive Park you can enjoy water activities, ecological attractions, restaurants and the best scenery to admire while you relax in a hammock or stroll the nooks and crannies of Xel-Há. Come and immerse yourself in one of the cenotes, lagoons or caves, and enjoy the aquatic zip-lines you’ll only find at Xel-Há.
At Xplor you’ll fly through the sky on zip-lines, drive amphibious vehicles in the Mayan jungle, paddle with your hands aboard rafts, walk in ancient caverns and caves deep inside the Earth, and swim in an underground river. At Xplor Fuego, the night comes to life so you can enjoy the same experiences as in the day, but ignited by the fire that will guide your way through all the adventures of the Park. Day or night, it’s always adventure time at Xplor!
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Xplor Park
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At Xplor you’ll fly through the sky on zip-lines, drive amphibious vehicles in the Mayan jungle, paddle with your hands aboard rafts, walk in ancient caverns and caves deep inside the Earth, and swim in an underground river. At Xplor Fuego, the night comes to life so you can enjoy the same experiences as in the day, but ignited by the fire that will guide your way through all the adventures of the Park. Day or night, it’s always adventure time at Xplor!
Turquoise water, soft whit sand, paradise!Great little beach. Long enough to take a stroll and get away from the main hub. There’s a couple beach club restaurants with good food. There’s often live music. You do have to pay at the gate and then you’ll need to rent a chair unless you’ve got you’re own. But there’s lots of options for that and adding a palapa. There’s a couple options for staying right on XpuHa beach besides the yurt there’s also all inclusive and resort options. Each with their own little stretch of beachfront. The swimming is great and you can walk way out there’s all kinds of water activities and fun things going on just about all day every day!
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La Playa Xpu-ha Beach Club
Km 265 Carretera Federal 307
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Turquoise water, soft whit sand, paradise!Great little beach. Long enough to take a stroll and get away from the main hub. There’s a couple beach club restaurants with good food. There’s often live music. You do have to pay at the gate and then you’ll need to rent a chair unless you’ve got you’re own. But there’s lots of options for that and adding a palapa. There’s a couple options for staying right on XpuHa beach besides the yurt there’s also all inclusive and resort options. Each with their own little stretch of beachfront. The swimming is great and you can walk way out there’s all kinds of water activities and fun things going on just about all day every day!
The caves are amazing and should be seen at least once. It's a magical journey through the crystal museum that is Río Secreto, where the history of our planet is written on the myriad geological formations, and where floating in its clear fresh water your life will change forever. Río Secreto could very well be one of the great world wonders. Experience this stunning underground river with thousands of dramatic stalactites and stalagmites. It's like stepping back in time to witness something mysterious and truly spectacular.
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Río Secreto
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The caves are amazing and should be seen at least once. It's a magical journey through the crystal museum that is Río Secreto, where the history of our planet is written on the myriad geological formations, and where floating in its clear fresh water your life will change forever. Río Secreto could very well be one of the great world wonders. Experience this stunning underground river with thousands of dramatic stalactites and stalagmites. It's like stepping back in time to witness something mysterious and truly spectacular.
Get on unforgettable ecoarcheological adventures. Visit the impressive archaeological site of Coba and discover the amazing Nohoch Mul, the tallest temple in the Yucatan Peninsula. From the top, you will have stunning views of the jungle. Visit a secluded Mayan village and enjoy its well preserved natural beauties, lagoons, cenotes (sinkholes), jungle paths, and the natural reserve that protects the local flora and fauna. Rappel down thrilling cenotes and soar the canopy in breathtaking ziplines, swim in hidden caves and walk through the jungle learning about the environment. Enjoy a lush meal of typical food, soft drinks and hand-made tortillas.
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Cobá
307 Carretera Federal Tulum
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Get on unforgettable ecoarcheological adventures. Visit the impressive archaeological site of Coba and discover the amazing Nohoch Mul, the tallest temple in the Yucatan Peninsula. From the top, you will have stunning views of the jungle. Visit a secluded Mayan village and enjoy its well preserved natural beauties, lagoons, cenotes (sinkholes), jungle paths, and the natural reserve that protects the local flora and fauna. Rappel down thrilling cenotes and soar the canopy in breathtaking ziplines, swim in hidden caves and walk through the jungle learning about the environment. Enjoy a lush meal of typical food, soft drinks and hand-made tortillas.
This dive site is must do for any divers who are looking for something a little different. The name means "two eyes " in English and there may not be a better way to describe this magical dive site. The setting is perfect as you walk a short distance through the jungle to the rather large hidden away cenote.
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Two Eyes Cenote
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This dive site is must do for any divers who are looking for something a little different. The name means "two eyes " in English and there may not be a better way to describe this magical dive site. The setting is perfect as you walk a short distance through the jungle to the rather large hidden away cenote.
It is called that because previously taxis were washed next to the road of Coba, but now it is not done, as a result of that they called Cenote Carwash but it also receives the name of Aktun Ha. It is located 8 kilometers from Tulum. Several swimmers and divers find that it looks like a huge pond with more than 50 meters (150 feet) wide with an average depth of 3 meters. The wooden path that is located there is about 2 meters (8 feet) is a platform that allows children and adults to have fun jumping into the water.
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Cenote Car Wash
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It is called that because previously taxis were washed next to the road of Coba, but now it is not done, as a result of that they called Cenote Carwash but it also receives the name of Aktun Ha. It is located 8 kilometers from Tulum. Several swimmers and divers find that it looks like a huge pond with more than 50 meters (150 feet) wide with an average depth of 3 meters. The wooden path that is located there is about 2 meters (8 feet) is a platform that allows children and adults to have fun jumping into the water.
One of the top attractions in the Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen area are the cenotes. This underground river system runs for hundreds of miles in this area. Some parts of these caves are completely underground, some are partially covered and some even sit on the surface like a lake. Some have really impressive stalactites and stalagmites, some are just fun to swim in and almost all are absolutely beautiful. The water in these cenotes is rainwater that has been filtered through limestone found in this area, resulting in crystal clear fresh water.
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Cenote Azul
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One of the top attractions in the Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen area are the cenotes. This underground river system runs for hundreds of miles in this area. Some parts of these caves are completely underground, some are partially covered and some even sit on the surface like a lake. Some have really impressive stalactites and stalagmites, some are just fun to swim in and almost all are absolutely beautiful. The water in these cenotes is rainwater that has been filtered through limestone found in this area, resulting in crystal clear fresh water.
Mexico is a country you can explore endlessly. There are so many places here worth your attention! If you haven’t decided where to go yet, start by paying a visit to Aktun-Chen! This beautiful nature park in the driving range of Tulum lies in the heart of a tropical rainforest untouched by human hand. Splendid views, amazing wildlife and plenty of entertainments for the entire family make it a perfect place for an active vacation. Are you ready to take off?
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Aktun Chen Eco Park
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Mexico is a country you can explore endlessly. There are so many places here worth your attention! If you haven’t decided where to go yet, start by paying a visit to Aktun-Chen! This beautiful nature park in the driving range of Tulum lies in the heart of a tropical rainforest untouched by human hand. Splendid views, amazing wildlife and plenty of entertainments for the entire family make it a perfect place for an active vacation. Are you ready to take off?
Xoximilco is from start to finish the most traditional Mexican party in Cancun and Riviera Maya. The night begins by having fun with family and friends in a traditional Mexican carnival with amusing games, esquites (corn snacks) to build up your appetite, and an entertaining musical surprise. The perfect send-off to a very special night. The party is on board, get in! The night continues along incredible canals on board colorful Mexican Gondolas that take you through the natural scenery of Xoximilco Cancun, where you will enjoy the delicious flavors of Mexican cuisine and the tequila, beer, soft drinks and fresh flavored water open bar, accompanied by live music of Mexico!
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Xoximilco
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Xoximilco is from start to finish the most traditional Mexican party in Cancun and Riviera Maya. The night begins by having fun with family and friends in a traditional Mexican carnival with amusing games, esquites (corn snacks) to build up your appetite, and an entertaining musical surprise. The perfect send-off to a very special night. The party is on board, get in! The night continues along incredible canals on board colorful Mexican Gondolas that take you through the natural scenery of Xoximilco Cancun, where you will enjoy the delicious flavors of Mexican cuisine and the tequila, beer, soft drinks and fresh flavored water open bar, accompanied by live music of Mexico!
Located to the northwest of Cancun, Mexico, Holbox Island is just 26 miles / 42 km long. Holbox is separated from the mainland coast of Mexico by a shallow lagoon which gives sanctuary to thousands of flamingos, pelicans and other exotic birds and creatures. Most of the people of Holbox Island make their living fishing. It is common to see fishermen walking through Holbox Village with their catch of the day or carrying their nets. The streets of Holbox Island are made of white sand, common of Caribbean islands, and there are very few cars. Holbox is considered a virgin tourist destination because very few outsiders visit the island.
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Holbox
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Located to the northwest of Cancun, Mexico, Holbox Island is just 26 miles / 42 km long. Holbox is separated from the mainland coast of Mexico by a shallow lagoon which gives sanctuary to thousands of flamingos, pelicans and other exotic birds and creatures. Most of the people of Holbox Island make their living fishing. It is common to see fishermen walking through Holbox Village with their catch of the day or carrying their nets. The streets of Holbox Island are made of white sand, common of Caribbean islands, and there are very few cars. Holbox is considered a virgin tourist destination because very few outsiders visit the island.
Arts & Culture
Frida Kahlo is without a doubt one of the most influential artists of the last decades, nationally and internationally. Her artistic legacy, tied to her life, has made her a symbol of courage in the face of suffering. Who was Frida Kahlo beyond the popular icon of our days? What were the main events that marked her existence? The purpose of the Frida Kahlo Riviera Maya Museum is to explore the key events in the artist´s life and to undertake a series of conceptual approaches with them, so that the public can relate to and understand the overwhelming existence of a woman whose footprints have marked society.
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Museo Frida Kahlo Playa Del Carmen
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Frida Kahlo is without a doubt one of the most influential artists of the last decades, nationally and internationally. Her artistic legacy, tied to her life, has made her a symbol of courage in the face of suffering. Who was Frida Kahlo beyond the popular icon of our days? What were the main events that marked her existence? The purpose of the Frida Kahlo Riviera Maya Museum is to explore the key events in the artist´s life and to undertake a series of conceptual approaches with them, so that the public can relate to and understand the overwhelming existence of a woman whose footprints have marked society.
Tulum archaeological site is relatively compact compared with many other Maya sites in the vicinity, and is one of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites. Its proximity to the modern tourism developments along the Mexican Caribbean coastline and its short distance from Cancún and the surrounding "Riviera Maya" has made it a popular Maya tourist site in the Yucatan. Daily tour buses bring a constant stream of visitors to the site. The Tulum ruins are the third most-visited archaeological site in Mexico, after Teotihuacan and Chichen Itza. It is popular for the picturesque view of the Caribbean and a location just 128 km (80 mi) south of the popular beach resort of Cancún.
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Ruinas de Tulum
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Tulum archaeological site is relatively compact compared with many other Maya sites in the vicinity, and is one of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites. Its proximity to the modern tourism developments along the Mexican Caribbean coastline and its short distance from Cancún and the surrounding "Riviera Maya" has made it a popular Maya tourist site in the Yucatan. Daily tour buses bring a constant stream of visitors to the site. The Tulum ruins are the third most-visited archaeological site in Mexico, after Teotihuacan and Chichen Itza. It is popular for the picturesque view of the Caribbean and a location just 128 km (80 mi) south of the popular beach resort of Cancún.
Essentials
This is the best option to do some shopping before to arrive to Akumal. It's the closest supermarket on the way to our Condo from Cancun and also the bigger one. Great selection of a big variety of food, beverages and miscellaneous.
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Súper Che Puerto Aventuras
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This is the best option to do some shopping before to arrive to Akumal. It's the closest supermarket on the way to our Condo from Cancun and also the bigger one. Great selection of a big variety of food, beverages and miscellaneous.
New grocery store including wines, souvenirs and specialty items located at the entrance of North Akumal. El Pueblito is clean and has a reasonable variety of products. El Pueblito has a bit of almost everything, and enough to enable you to get by.
SUPERMARKET THE PUEBLITO
New grocery store including wines, souvenirs and specialty items located at the entrance of North Akumal. El Pueblito is clean and has a reasonable variety of products. El Pueblito has a bit of almost everything, and enough to enable you to get by.
Whether you’re just shopping for beer and snacks or a full shopping list, Super Chomak is a must for both guests and day visitors. The beer, wine and liquor selection is extensive, stocked with local and international brands. Be sure to take some time to browse all the fun jewelry, clothing and trinkets in the large and newly renovated space. Not feeling well? Visit the well-stocked pharmacy for last minute items. Forgot to bring sandals? They have all sorts of fashionable footwear and even swimsuits too. Super Chomak also offers freshly baked bread and pastries, rotisserie chicken, imported food, and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Super Market Chomak
Whether you’re just shopping for beer and snacks or a full shopping list, Super Chomak is a must for both guests and day visitors. The beer, wine and liquor selection is extensive, stocked with local and international brands. Be sure to take some time to browse all the fun jewelry, clothing and trinkets in the large and newly renovated space. Not feeling well? Visit the well-stocked pharmacy for last minute items. Forgot to bring sandals? They have all sorts of fashionable footwear and even swimsuits too. Super Chomak also offers freshly baked bread and pastries, rotisserie chicken, imported food, and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Big Grocery Store
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Súper Chedraui
2 Tulum
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Big Grocery Store
Shopping
Quinta Alegria offers an unparalleled experience filled with magic and charm, that can only be found in one of the most emblematic cities of the Mexican Caribbean, by being located on the Fifth Avenue of Playa del Carmen, the heart of the city; the perfect equilibrium is achieved between style, fashion, and the most unique atmosphere of Playa del Carmen.
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Quinta Alegría Shopping Mall
S/N Av Constituyentes
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Quinta Alegria offers an unparalleled experience filled with magic and charm, that can only be found in one of the most emblematic cities of the Mexican Caribbean, by being located on the Fifth Avenue of Playa del Carmen, the heart of the city; the perfect equilibrium is achieved between style, fashion, and the most unique atmosphere of Playa del Carmen.