How to get to Akumal from Cancun

Akumal is a small seaside resort on the Riviera Maya and is only 10 minutes away from the city of Tulum.  Even though it is a small place, it holds a natural beauty that captivates the hundreds of travelers who frequent it.

It is home to a sea turtle sanctuary, where you can even swim with them, and of course, it also has several natural reserves such as the monkey sanctuary.

Of course, we can’t leave out its appetizing hotels where tranquility, comfort and the sea are our companions.

But enough for now about everything you can find in Akumal, because today we will talk about how to get to Akumal from Cancun. So let’s start right now.

How to get to Akumal from Cancun

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    How to get to Akumal from Cancun

    Akumal is located 105 km from the city of Cancun and approximately the transfer time is 1 hour and 40 minutes.  Because both distance and time is “a lot”, transfer options are limited to private transfer service, ADO and colectivos.

    Private Transfer

    If you are anywhere in the city of Cancun or arriving at the Cancun airport, the best option to go to Akumal is the Caribe Shuttle transfer service.

    Caribe Shuttle is one of the best transfer agencies in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. It has very affordable prices and offers private transfers, with a maximum capacity of up to 9 people.

    The unit is very large, has ample space, air conditioning and equipped with free WIFI. Besides having facilities to charge your cell phone, the driver is very attentive, trained and all this will make your trip from Cancun to Akumal a very pleasant one.

    Private Transfer cancun


    ADO is a shared transportation service well known throughout Mexico, as their prices are usually low and the quality of service is very acceptable.

    This option is only available from downtown Cancun. So if you are in the city airport, the first thing you have to do is to take a “transfer to downtown” and in downtown buy your ticket to get on the ADO bus and go to Tulum.

    As there is no direct ADO route from Cancun to Akumal, the destination as such is the city of Tulum and from downtown Tulum, you can take another transfer to get to Akumal. Remember that Akumal is only 10 minutes away from the city of Tulum.


    From downtown Cancun, in front of the ADO bus terminal, you can take a bus from Playa Express. The destination of this bus is the city of Playa del Carmen, but just 2 minutes from its base in Playa del Carmen, you can take the second bus: Transfer Service to Tulum. as such has as its destination the center of Tulum, but when passing through Akumal you can request to get off and the driver will stop without any problem.

    It is worth mentioning that the cost of each colectivo is 55.00 MXN, therefore you would be spending 110.00 MXN.

    share shuttle cancun


    As you can see, there are several ways to get to Akumal and of course, the safest, fastest and most reliable is the private transfer, but as you noticed there are many other options. What is really important here is that you go and enjoy your stay in one of the most beautiful places in Mexico. See you next time.