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When visiting Akumal, you know you are in paradise every time you look around, but there are certain spots that are just perfect to share as couple. From relaxing massages and treatments at the spa to great restaurants with a view to die for. Perfect for all the lovebirds out there!

Good for
  • Couples
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • LGBT
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

10 Places

5 City Tips

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10 Places

Budha Gardens Spa

Spas

TAO Wellness Center

Spas, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Yal-ku Lagoon

Bodies of Water, Reefs

Cenote Xunaan-Ha

Other Outdoor Activities

Cenote Aktun Chen

Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks

Half Moon Bay

Bodies of Water, Beaches

Akumal Bay

Other Outdoor Activities

La Lunita

Restaurants

La Buena Vida

Restaurants

Barbara A's City Tips

  • Be aware of the heat and sun! Keep yourself hydrated throughout the day and wear a hat and sunscreen.
  • Due to the humidity, you will want to wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and keep in mind that if you are visiting during the rainy season, you might want to carry an umbrella.
  • When catching a collectivo (public transport van,) hail one on the highway or at one of the designated spots in Cancun or Playa del Carmen; they are quite cheap.
  • Getting to Akumal is easy, you can either rent a car, get a good deal with your taxi driver, or go by collectivo.
  • There are ATMs in Akumal in case you need to withdraw some cash.
  • Budha Gardens Spa
    Spas
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    Barbara A Says:

    At Budha, you'll get a delicious pampering session that you can do as a couple, so you can fully enjoy the experience together. Let yourself be treated and indulge in the amazing massages, treatments, and facials that the therapists perform. Before or after your treatments, why not enjoy a pilates class?

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Couples
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Be sure to book your pilates lesson or any other treatment in advance!
    • Wear your comfiest clothes to get there and have a pair of fresh clothes for after your treatment — just in case you've booked a fancy dinner for two by the sea.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 6 Spas & Wellness in Akumal
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best massage EVER! 15/06/2019
    • Best massage! 02/05/2019
    • Budha Gardens Spa
    Address:
    Akumal Bay
    Akumal 77776
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 745 4942
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • TAO Wellness Center
    Spas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Barbara A Says:

    TAO is another must when traveling as a couple to the Riviera Maya. You'll find different types of therapies along with classes and activities in which you both can connect on a deeper level, all while enjoying the gifts of nature surrounding the center; truly beautiful.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Therapies last from 50 to 80 minutes and prices vary according to what you'd like to do.
    • Book your treatments, activities, and classes in advance to establish a schedule.
    • Sessions aren't cheap, but the pampering and romantic moments that you will share will make it worth it.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 1 Sights & Landmarks in Akumal
    • Beautiful Surroundings 08/06/2019
    • Tranquil setting and Modern Condos 06/04/2019
    • TAO Wellness Center
    Address:
    Bahia Principe Residential Complex
    Akumal 77780
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 875 5007
    Other:
  • Yal-ku Lagoon
    Bodies of Water, Reefs
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    Barbara A Says:

    Come to Yalku and try some snorkeling; while swimming you will perhaps see a turtle or two, and lots of fish. After all of that activity, enjoy a picnic for just the two of you with a gorgeous sea view. It is quite the romantic scenario; get there early and you will have the whole place to yourselves!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There is an admission fee.
    • If you don't have your own snorkeling equipment, you can rent it at one of the dive centers.
    • Don't forget your towels and sunscreen!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 13 things to do in Akumal
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Loved our time at Yal-Ku (this review hopefully clears up some confusion) 12/06/2019
    • Snorkeling with friends 29/05/2019
    • Yal-ku Lagoon
    Address:
    Calle Acceso Etapa H
    Akumal 77776
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 875 9065
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Cenote Xunaan-Ha
    Other Outdoor Activities
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    Barbara A Says:

    Another beautiful spot outdoors where you can enjoy floating in the lush mangroves and the fresh waters of Xunaan-Ha for hours. Relax and enjoy the gifts that nature has given us, while tanning, chatting, and laughing together.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There's a small fee to access the cenote.
    • There are no bathrooms or equipment for rent, so it is best that you bring your own.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 35 Outdoor Activities in Akumal
    • Another wonderful cenote 12/04/2019
    • Beautiful little cenote 28/03/2019
    • Cenote Xunaan-Ha
    Address:
    Camino de Terraceria Chemuyil
    Akumal 77737
    Mexico
    Other:
  • Cenote Aktun Chen
    Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
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    Barbara A Says:

    Discover the caverns of Aktun Chen and learn about the importance of cenotes in the folklore of the area. Xibalbá is a beautiful place, one in which you can loose yourself for hours while admiring rock formations and crystal clear waters — a true wonder of nature.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There are different packages you can purchase according to what you want to do. There are also ziplines and the opportunity to visit the sanctuary.
    • After exploring the caverns you can take a break and have a delicious lunch in the restaurant. The food is as good as the quality of service given by all of the staff.
    • It is best that you book your packages in advance.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 31 Tours in Akumal
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing Place! 04/06/2019
    • National Geographic was right! 15/04/2019
    • Cenote Aktun Chen
    Address:
    Carretera Cancun-Tulum KM 107
    Akumal 77776
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 806 4962
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    Other:
  • Half Moon Bay
    Bodies of Water, Beaches
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    Barbara A Says:

    At Half Moon Bay, you'll find restaurants with a true sea view, and also have the chance to snorkel and swim around the most gorgeous waters, and perhaps catch some turtles feeding off of the seagrass. No couple will want to miss the beautiful sunset!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you don't have your own snorkeling equipment, don't worry. You can't rent it at the dive centers in the bay.
    • There are snorkeling and diving tours available at the centers.
    • If you don't feel like having dinner at a restaurant, you can also have a little picnic by the beach.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 13 things to do in Akumal
    • The good, the bad and the ugly 11/06/2019
    • Sargassum trap 27/05/2019
    • Half Moon Bay
  • Akumal Bay
    Other Outdoor Activities
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    Barbara A Says:

    At Akumal Bay you can explore the sea, the reef, and do some turtle watching — or just spend the whole morning lazing under the sun, taking a dip, and simply enjoying yourselves with some nice cocktails in hand. When you are hungry, try a yummy ceviche or calamari rings while you listen to the waves and enjoy the breeze.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There's no admission fee to access the beach.
    • Don't forget your towels, umbrella, and of course, your bathing suit!
    • There are restaurants around and also a convenience store at the entrance where you can buy some drinks and snacks.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 35 Outdoor Activities in Akumal
    • Not sure what to say with all the changes 09/02/2019
    • Snorkeling in Akumal 06/02/2019
    • Akumal Bay
    Address:
    Its the Ocean
    Akumal
    Mexico
    Other:
  • La Lunita
    Restaurants (Mexican, Seafood)
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    Barbara A Says:

    Whether you are coming for brunch or dinner, at La Lunita you'll have an amazing view and a great menu to select from. You cannot miss Lobster Friday, nor Paella Saturday, or if you are looking for a more romantic experience, you can try the paired wine courses, which are a marvel created by the chef!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Couples
    Tips
    • I really can't recommend just one of the dishes, as the menu is quite extraordinary and everything is well prepared and served.
    • Price, quality, and service are something that go hand in hand at Lunita.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 32 restaurants in Akumal
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • wonderful hidden gem 10/06/2019
    • Slippage 02/06/2019
    • La Lunita
    Address:
    Hacienda de la Tortuga 2 y 3 Akumal Norte, Q. Ro
    Akumal 77729
    Mexico
    Phone:
    984-875-9070
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • La Buena Vida
    Restaurants (Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Central American)
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    Barbara A Says:

    At La Buena Vida, you'll be greeted by the staff who will surely make you feel at home, and you'll have an amazing menu in which to indulge yourselves throughout the evening. Lobster tacos, stuffed avocados, and coconut shrimps — really the best seafood around! With this amazing view, you will no doubt want to enjoy some cocktails and have fun!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The sunset can be seen from the restaurant — incredibly beautiful!
    • I can't recommend a single dish as everything on the menu is completely delicious.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 32 restaurants in Akumal
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fantastic! 16/06/2019
    • Great food and amazing atmosphere 15/06/2019
    • La Buena Vida
    Address:
    Beach Road
    Lote 35
    Akumal 77710
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 984 875 9061
    Price range:
    US$6 - US$24
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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