Akumal Bay is also very good snorkeling. For lunch, I receommend La Buena Vida, right on the water good food and drinks. I would say if you’re looking for something different than Cancun that is laid back and very beautiful, then Akumal is worth a day trip 🙂 2.
Safety in Akumal Akumal’s crime rate is very low! It’s a small beach town. Most of the hotels in the area have a security at each entrance to ensure visitors feel safe .
To answer your question though – yes, the ruins are safe . Chichen Itza is a bit of a trek (3 hours drive each way) and being inland in the jungle, it can be extremely hot there. Tulum is much closer and the setting is spectacular (the ruins are on top of a cliff).
Can you sunbathe topless? Yes.
They are always there . You may not see them, but they know you are there . And 99.99% of the time, they want nothing to do with you. Anyone who has ever set foot in the ocean has been swimming with sharks , whether they knew it or not, and except for a few instances worldwide per year, there are no problems.
One of the most popular things to do in Tulum is swim with the wild sea turtles in Akumal . It’s so exciting because Akumal is one of the only places in the world you can swim with turtles !
Why choose transportation Cancun Airport to Akumal Service
|Destination Private Transportation||Taxi Shuttle (from 1 to 3 pax)||Standard Private (from 1 to 7 pax)|
|Akumal Shuttle||$ 83||$ 74|
|Boca Paila Shuttle||$ 284||$ 214|
|Calica Shuttle||N/A||$ 55|
|Cancun Shuttle||$ 35||$ 30|
It is a good, well lit road with good signage for exiting to Akumal . You should not have a problem. As for the topes, they are marked. Just go very slow across them.
Tulum is a must visit. The access fee is $35- 40 pesos (video cameras extra $30 pesos) and the visit timetable is 8 am to 5 pm, everyday. It is important to mention that it is necessary to park the your car at the shopping center’s parking lot (an extra $30 pesos fee) when arriving through the main ruins entrance.
The pyramids and temples are common at most of the ancient Mayan sites around Yucatan and Quintana Roo but to prevent injury and damage to them many are roped off and you can ‘t climb . There are though 3 that you can climb . Coba, Uxmal and one in Izamal.
4 Must – See Mayan Ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula. Ek Balam. Ek Balam is “new” to the list of must – see ancient Maya ruins to explore, archeologists having only begun restoration in 1997. Chichen Itza. Chichen Itza is perhaps the most popular of Mayan temples. Coba. Tulum.