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Our most recommended Akumal Family-friendly Activities

Akumal: Akumal Monkey Sanctuary Tour

1. Akumal: Akumal Monkey Sanctuary Tour

Enjoy a fun and educational day out to a monkey sanctuary near Playa del Carmen, the only of its kind in Mexico that is authorized to operate an educational bonding program with primates. Spend the day exploring the sanctuary and its grounds, located in a tropical jungle. In the company of an experienced guide, meet over 200 animals including monkeys, that were orphaned, injured, abused, or unwanted pets. Learn more about the needs of each animal and their personal history and get educated on the existential threats to their ecosystem and communities.

Akumal: Dolphin Encounter

2. Akumal: Dolphin Encounter

Set off for an unforgettable, family-friendly day interacting with dolphins. Learn amazing and interesting facts about these beautiful marine animals and catch a handshake from one of them. Play different games and watch as they sing and dance with you in the turquoise waters. Enter into the fascinating world of the dolphin and learn about what these aquatic creatures eat and how they live. Embrace this experience of a lifetime, and allow your kids to get first-hand knowledge about the ecosystem and the animals that thrive within it. Marvel at the panoramic views around the newest dolphin habitat in the Mayan Riviera. Take the chance to immerse yourself in the environment of these intelligent and gentle mammals all born under human care.

Akumal: Yal-Kú Eco-Park Entry Ticket

3. Akumal: Yal-Kú Eco-Park Entry Ticket

Visit the secluded Yal-Kú Park nestled in the Mayan jungle. Make the most of a visit to this hidden paradise and take advantage of the facilities available in the park. Rent one of the private Palapas, enjoy the ocean breeze, and grab a bite to eat at the snack bar. Choose to include an optional snorkeling experience, where you can discover the fascinating underwater world

Selvatica Park: Zip Lines, ATV, Cenote Swim, and Bungee Tour

4. Selvatica Park: Zip Lines, ATV, Cenote Swim, and Bungee Tour

Head off on a 7-hour adventure to one of Cancun’s most thrilling areas, the Selvatica Adventure Park. Once you arrive, you’ll have the opportunity to navigate an adrenaline-charged course of activities that range from zip lines, bungee swings, and much more. Fly over the Yucatan treetops as you zoom through a circuit of 10 zip-lines. Cool off on the AquaZip, hop into a natural spring, and soar above the jungle on the Superman zip-lines. For the ultimate thrill, hop aboard the Tanzania Zip-Line Rollercoaster, before taking in the awe-inspiring views on the Skywalk rope courses. Enjoy a jaw-dropping bungee swing, before capping things off with some off-roading on a Polaris RZR buggy, or speedy ATV. After you’ve had your fill of thrills, you’ll sit down for a light lunch, as well as a dip in a hidden, private cenote. Afterward, you’ll head back to your accommodation, having experienced a true adrenaline junkie’s bounty.

Private Tour: Sea snorkeling and Caves adventure

5. Private Tour: Sea snorkeling and Caves adventure

This tour is perfect for those who love water activities, for families and kids that are learning to snkorkeling and who want to spend an incredible day exploring the unique hidden natural beauties, Our experience begins with the transportation from your hotel. The goal is to get at 9 am to the amazing Yalku water park to beat the crowds and be able to experience this natural wonder at the best time of the day. This Mayan Fish Sanctuary is the connection of underground river waters with the Caribbean Sea, where the sea life of the Second World's Largest Coral Reef System (Mesoamerican Reef) come to hidde from predadors. Is one of the best kept secrets in the Riviera Maya. Here we will spend around 1 hour and we will provide you snorkeling equipment. Then we going to continue to Kantuchi, an incredible water park where we will give you the neccesary snorkeling equipment to explore the World´s Largest Underground River System, is a private cave adventure where we will spend around 45 minutes enjoying the beautifull landscapes and incredible rock formations. Then get ready for a Mayan Jungle Walking Tour where you are going to learn about its flora and fauna and also visit the Mayan Rope and Chewing gum musseum. We are going to finish the activities visiting 4 different cenotes where you going to learn all about this geological formations at the same time that you can swim and kayaking in the blue crystal clear water. At the end we will arrive at our restaurant where you can try a traditional lunch, relax and have a soft drink that for sure you will love. Dare to live with your couple, family or friends this exclusive experience that we have created for you!

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What people are saying about Akumal

We had been there with our little daughter (1.5 years old) and drove there with a rental car. It is very well signposted and can be found accordingly. The tour was great, our daughter loved the monkeys and other animals. The guide explained to us where the animals come from and what they have experienced. Every employee warmly walks around with the animals, cleaning is also done during opening hours. We are accompanied by a photographer who took photos of us with the animals. A great day out for the whole family that only takes a few hours.

Fantastic :) The animals and the staff really work with a lot of heart and soul here. Of course it is ultimately a zoo with a photo attraction, but it was a lot of fun and the cenote is also excellent. Transportation is also available for $10 round trip. In short: definitely book

Really great trip. The staff clearly have the best interests of the animals at heart. Our guide Yary was fantastic and she had lots of information on all the rescued animals. The little monkey encounter at the end was adorable too. Highly recommended!

The animal interaction experiences were definitely the best. Overall, the health of the animals and cleanliness of the animal enclosures was a plus.

Amazing sanctuary well worth a visit… do the ATvs and Cenotes whilst you’re there. Brilliant half day out!