8 days in Akumal & Cancun Itinerary

8 days in Akumal & Cancun Itinerary

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8 days in Akumal & Cancun Itinerary

Start: Akumal
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Akumal


Akumal ©
The heart of Mexico's Riviera Maya, small but busy beach town of Akumal represents one of the world's premier diving locations.
Kids will appreciate attractions like La Playa Xpuha and Half Moon Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Cenote Santa Cruz. There's lots more to do: stroll through Xpu-ha Beach, browse for treasures at Mexicarte, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the fascinating underground world of Aktun Chen.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Cozumel International Airport and Cancún International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Akumal can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cancun.

Things to do in Akumal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Puerto Aventuras, La Playa Xpuha
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Cenote Santa Cruz ©
Cenote Santa Cruz
La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha
Xpu-ha Beach ©
Xpu-ha Beach


Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
You've now added Cancun Cheap Transfers to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at La Isla Shopping Village and Mayan Museum of Cancun. Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Galeria Balance Cancun. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos (in Puerto Morelos) and Riviera Maya (in Playa del Carmen). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado.

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You can drive from Akumal to Cancun in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Cancun, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Riviera Maya, National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos ©
La Isla Shopping Village ©
La Isla Shopping Village