Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico
The perfect 1 day itinerary

Akumal is a small beach-front tourist resort community in Mexico, located on the Yucatán Peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo. It is known for its stunning white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and abundant marine life, including sea turtles. Akumal is a paradise for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts, offering a tranquil escape from the more crowded tourist destinations in the region.

What to do in Akumal?

This 1 day itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Akumal. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: A Day of Beaches and Marine Life


Start your day early with a visit to Akumal Beach, known for its calm, clear waters and abundant marine life. Rent snorkeling gear and explore the underwater world, where you might spot colorful fish, coral reefs, and even sea turtles.


Head to Yal-ku Lagoon, a unique snorkeling spot where fresh water meets the sea. The lagoon is home to a variety of fish species and is a great place for beginners to snorkel. Have lunch at one of the nearby restaurants, where you can sample local Mexican cuisine.


Visit the Centro Ecológico Akumal, an ecological center dedicated to the conservation of the local environment and marine life. Learn about the local ecosystem and the center's efforts to protect it. End your day with a relaxing walk along the beach, enjoying the beautiful sunset over the Caribbean Sea.

Did you find this helpful?