Are there any Cenotes in and around Akumal?

Lying close to the heart of the Riviera Maya, Akumal is located 75 miles south of Cancun along Mexico’s Caribbean Coast.
The healthy coral reefs, underwater caves and placid lagoons brimming with sea life, make Akumal a very attractive destination for fans of snorkeling.

Cenotes Akumal

On Trip Advisor forum, a poster asked about the best cenotes in and around Akumal and info on some organized tours for the same.
The largest concentration of cenotes in the Yucatan surrounds Akumal in the Mayan Riviera. Most prominent cenotes are:

1. Cenote Azul (Open cenote)
2. Cenote El Eden (Open cenote)
3. Tan Kah
4. Dos Ojos Cenote Park
5. Hidden Worlds – Excellent variety of cenotes. It has very knowledgeable and attentive guides. There are several packages available on their website –
6. Aktun Chen – It’s on a smaller scale than the others mentioned so would not take a whole day. The price is reasonable and if you pay online their website offers 20% off.
7. Gran Cenote
8. Jardines

There is no need of an organized tour for most of these cenotes. You can explore at your own pace, stay for as long as you please for under ten dollars.

As a first-timer, if you are looking for an organized tour, you can book one with EdventureTours. Their website is: They can customize a tour for you according to your group size and interests.

Are there any secluded quiet beaches in Akumal?

Akumal or “place of the turtles” in the Mayan language is a small beach-front tourist resort community in Mexico. Tourists flock to this region to snorkel with turtles and relax on the serene beaches. The growing popularity of the region has been attracting crowd for quite some time now.

For those who want private and secluded options, there are still many options. The long stretch of pristine coastline line with palm trees makes way for beautiful spots to lounge in. the beaches get crowded during the holiday season however the southern part of the region remains empty comparatively.

Visitors can venture in Xcacel which lies ten minutes south of the Akumal bay and Xpu Ha located ten minutes away towards north for diving in cenotes. The region has such hidden natural marvels which can be easily accessed for quality fun time. As the heart of the town is more popular among tourists therefore it is bound to be the center of the attraction with huge inflow. Therefore treading on such offbeat tracks leads to nature in its most glorious form.