Akumal is known as a «beach resort» on Mexico’s Caribbean coast and is located very close to the city of Tulum. It is a very beautiful place with several wildlife and marine sanctuaries.
And just like other regions that are part of the Riviera Maya, the place has a few hotels where you can enjoy the tranquility of the sea. So if you have chosen to stay here for a few days, let us help you get here safely from Cancun, from Playa del Carmen or from Tulum.
Distance from downtown Cancun to Akumal
The distance from downtown Cancun to Akumal is 104 km and the approximate transfer time is 1 hour and 25 minutes.
Distance from Cancun airport to Akumal
The distance between Cancun airport and Akumal is 92 km and the approximate transfer time is 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Distance from Playa del Carmen to Akumal
The distance between Playa del Carmen and Akumal is 39 km and the approximate transfer time is approximately 35 minutes.
Distance from Tulum to Akumal
The distance between Tulum and Akumal is 27.5 km and the approximate transfer time is 25 minutes.
How to get to Akumal from Cancun
In order to get to Akumal from Cancun or from the Cancun airport, you have the following options: Private Transfer, ADO Bus and Colectivos.
The private transfer service is the most recommended option to get to Akumal from Cancun or Cancun airport. It is a totally private option that can be booked online and up to 1 week in advance.
The vehicle will pick you up at the door of your hotel or will be waiting for you when your flight arrives at the Cancun airport and will take you to the door of your hotel in Puerto Aventuras.
Generally the transfer agencies have a standard rate for the transfer from Cancun to Akumal and you can see it here.
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|1-3 Passengers||4-6 Passengers||7-8 Passengers|
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|80 USD||135 USD||90 USD||160 USD||95 USD||185 USD|
The ADO bus is an option to get to Akumal, but as such there is no direct route. Therefore, you have to take a bus to Tulum and from Tulum, take a cab or colectivo to get to Akumal.
Another option to get to Akumal from Cancun is the colectivo shuttle service. This is a shuttle shared service that you can take in front of the ADO terminal in downtown Cancun.
The cost is 55.00 MXN and the first colectivo is called Playa Express. This colectivo is based very close to the fifth avenue in Playa del Carmen and once you get there, just 2 minutes away is the base for the shuttle service to Tulum.
They are another transportation company whose destination is the city of Tulum. But as Akumal is very close to Tulum you can ask to be dropped off in Akumal, the cost is 55.00 MXN per person.
How to get to Akumal from Playa del Carmen
If you are in the city of Playa del Carmen you have a little more freedom and ways to economize your trip to Akumal, these are: Cab, Colectivo and ADO.
You can hire a cab service from anywhere in Playa del Carmen and get to Akumal. Cabs will not charge you too much, you just have to know that the maximum capacity is 4 passengers and you can’t take too much luggage.
You can take a colectivo from Playa del Carmen, very close to the fifth avenue is the base of the transfer service to Tulum. As its name suggests, it is a service that has Tulum as its destination, but you can ask to get off in Akumal. The cost of this service is 55.00 MXN.
Our last option is the ADO transfer service. You can take it from the ADO terminal on 5th avenue in Playa del Carmen. As such, it will drop you off in downtown Tulum, but from here you can take a cab to Akumal.
How to get to Akumal from Tulum
If you are in Tulum and want to get to Akumal you can take a cab or the shuttle service to Tulum.
The cab is a private service that you can take from anywhere in Tulum and get to Akumal without complications, just remember that it is a small unit with a maximum capacity of 4 people and little luggage.
If you want to save money, you can take a colectivo from downtown Tulum to Playa del Carmen. As Akumal is between the route Tulum – Playa, you can ask to get off in Akumal and the cost of this service is 55.00 MXN.
There are different ways to get to Akumal from Cancun, being the private transfer service the fastest and safest option. Likewise, if you are staying in Playa del Carmen or Tulum, the cheapest option to get to Akumal is the colectivo. Now that you know all the ways to get to Akumal, are you ready to get to know it?