What should we do today? Within a few minutes of our home you will find archeological sites, fun attractions, golf courses, cents, diving, shopping, dining, .... all the way to worthwhile overnight excursions.
Here's just a few:
Just north of Akumal, this park offers a variety of activities, including snorkeling, jungle walks, bird watching, archaelogical ruins, a museum, an aquarium, and one of the largest butterfly pavallions in the world. Attractions include swimming with dolphins and navigating the underground rivers. Admission is approximately $40.00 US. Hours are Monday-Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m., and Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
This reserve is a pristine natural preserve full of wildlife including 96 species of animals, 326 kinds of birds, and 859 types of plants. Natives act as local guides in their boats as you explore the Sian Ka'an coral reef, on of the richest reefs in the Mexican Caribbean.
Located on approximately 30 minutes north of Akumal, this 150 acre eco/adventure park offers a wonderful array of activities, including kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, horseback riding and biking jungle trails. Entrance fees are approximately $20.00 US.
Pronounced "ish-pu-ha", this all-inclusive eco-park park is located just north of Akumal. It offers snorkeling, cenote swimming, and diving. Admission is approximately $50.00 US. The beach may be entered separately for a lesser fee.
Just south of Aventuras Akumal, this beautiful cave system makes a nice escape from the afternoon heat. The guided tour lasts approximately one and a quarter hours, taking you past stalagmites, stalactites, and a beautiful crystal clear cenote that is crossed by a foot bridge. Snacks and drinks are available at a small restaurant at the end of the trip. Admission is approximately $15.00 US. Aktun Chen also offers ATV jungle tours, starting at $25.00 US.
Pronounced "shell-ha" and meaning "where the waters are born(or converge)", this 22 acre water park is a protected habitat for a spectacular assortment of marine life. Hence the name, this is where the fresh water from the cenotes and the salt water of the Caribbean meet. The park is filled with caves, inlets, lagoons and cenotes. Plan to come early to avoid the heavy tourist traffic arriving from Cancun. Admission is approximately $45.00 US. Hours are 8:30 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. daily.
Located right in Akumal, Yal-Ku is a small version of Xel-Ha without the crowds. The entrance can be found in following the main street in Akumal north and watching for a tall windmill. A small admission is required and well worth the cost. A swim in this wonderful mixture of fresh and salt water is a breath-taking experience that should not be missed.