Since it sits along the main highway (307) in the Riviera Maya, the directions are pretty simple. You can rent a car from the Cancun International Airport or Playa del Carmen and head South on the federal highway. Akumal is just over an hour from the airport and half an hour from Playa del Carmen. Good signage marks the spot where you will have to take a u-turn and pass through the Akumal arch on the east side of the highway.
If you want to do a day trip from any of the resorts or towns along the Riviera Maya, a colectivo (van taxi) is a convenient and reliable method of transportation. For about $2USD, you can get picked up at any point along the highway and dropped off a few steps from the entrance of Akumal. Just be sure to notify the driver of your destination at the time you board.
A regular taxi is efficient, but will cost you much more from Canucun or Playa del Carmen. If you prefer a direct ride, this would be an option.

A private van transfer is another alternative if you have a larger group and would prefer to customize your own itinerary. Say for example you would like to snorkel with the sea turtles, visit the ruins in Tulum and explore a cenote. A van service allows you to design your own adventure, or can make suggestions based on your preferences. The drivers are also very knowledgeable and can offer information and history as you go along your way. If you want to beat the crowds and customize your trip, this would be the way to go.

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