August 13, 2008

Activities in Akumal and the Riviera Maya

You’ll have plenty to do (or nothing at all) when you’re not in the workshop.

Sunning, swimming, snorkeling, diving. The shallow, crystal-clear water and sandy beach of Akumal Bay (above photo) define tropical perfection. Dive shops are right on the beach. Ruins. The small, but stunning, Tulum ruins hug the sea 10 minutes south of Akumal, and the jungles hide many, many small sites that you can visit on your own or with a guide.

Restaurants. You can go from cheap eats at a tacoria in the pueblo or gourmet dinners at restaurants overlooking the bay.

Shopping. Playa del Carmen, 20 minutes north of Akumal, satisfies every shopping impulse!

Nature. Local guides can give you exceptional walks. CEA staff give entertaining and educational presentations nightly.

Maya culture. The unique ruins at Tulum are only a short ride south of Akumal. Coba and Chichen Itza aren't far either. has a useful desciription of these and others nearby.

Families. The shallow bay and laid-back pace of Akumal suit families with children of all ages. Make the workshop a vacation, too!

Link to local businesses on CEA's local directory.

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