Last updated on January 8th, 2023 at 09:55 pm
How To Get From Cancun Airport To Akumal – You can go by van, taxi, Uber, renting a car and private transfer. The distance from Cancun International Airport to Akumal is 90 kilometers. Click here to book online Cancun activities and day tours
The travel time by taxi from Cancun airport to Akumal is around 1 hour. The taxi fare from Cancun airport to Akumal is around 1000-1500 MXN which is $60-80 USD depending on your final destination. Read here how to get from Akumal to Cancun airport
What Is The Cheapest Way From Cancun Airport To Akumal?
The cheapest way from Cancun airport to Akumal is by bus for 216 MXN which is $11 USD plus $3-4 USD for a shared van from Playa del Carmen to Akumal. The bus travel time plus van from Cancun to Akumal is around 2 hours.
The best way from Cancun airport to Akumal is by shared van for $26 USD and you can book online. The van travel time from Cancun airport to Akumal is 1 hour and 15 minutes.
SIM CARD AT CANCUN AIRPORT
I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Cancun airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Cancun. Read here best Mexico eSim and best Mexico sim card for tourist
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WHERE TO STAY IN CANCUN
A total of $20 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Cancun. There are hotels mid-budget for $50-70 USD and you can find luxury accommodations starting from $120 USD.
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HOW TO GET FROM CANCUN AIRPORT TO AKUMAL
SHARED VAN TRANSFER FROM AKMAL TO CANCUN AIRPORT (BEST WAY)
The best way from Cancun airport to Akumal is by shared van. There are vans leaving almost every hour that you can book online.
The bus fare from Cancun airport to Akumal is $26 USD. The van-shared travel time from Cancun International airport to Akumal is around 1 hour and 15 minutes.
ADO BUS FROM CANCUN AIRPORT TO AKUMAL (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Cancun airport to Akumal is by bus to Playa del Carmen first. The Ado Buses are leaving from Cancun airport to Playa del Carmen every 30-40 minutes starting from 1 30 am until midnight.
The ADO Bus fare from Cancun airport to Playa del Carmen is 216 MXN which is $11 USD. Later you will have to get a shared van from Playa del Carmen to Akumal in Street Number 2 between Street 15 and 20.
The van will drive you to Akumal but you will have to walk 10-15 minutes to reach Akumal Beach. The total travel time from Playa del Carmen to Akumal is 45 minutes and the van fare is $3-4 USD.
You can pay by cash at the ticket counter and book online. The ADO Buses are leaving from the Arrivals Hall at Cancun airport. The total travel time will be around 1 hour and 15 minutes to get to Playa del Carmen and 45 minutes to get to Akumal.
BY TAXI FROM CANCUN AIRPORT TO AKUMAL
If you go from Cancun airport to Akumal by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Cancun to Akumal is around 1 hour and 10 minutes.
The taxi fare from Cancun Airport to Akumal is around 1000-1500 MXN which is $50-70 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
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UBER CANCUN TO AKUMAL
If you are ordering Uber in Cancun you should know that prices are similar to taxis. You can pre-book with Uber app from your phone and go to the pick-up point at the airport. Expect to pay around $60-80 USD depending on your destination and time of the day from Cancun Airport to Akumal.
Uber isn’t allowed to operate in Cancun airport. Maybe you will have to wait in a different place so you will have to go outside, that’s why we don’t recommend this option!
CAR RENTAL AT CANCUN AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car at Cancun’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Akumal. It will take you 50 minutes to get to Cancun from the airport in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available at the airport. Prices are around $30-40 USD per day.
Car rental options can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Cancun and Akumal. Make sure you have a parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Akumal.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM CANCUN AIRPORT TO AKUMAL
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Cancun. Prices are around $60 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $15 USD per person.
BEST WAY FROM CANCUN AIRPORT TO AKUMAL (CANCUN TO AKUMAL)
The best way from Cancun Airport to Akumal is getting by bus and van if you are traveling on a budget for $15 USD. If you wish comfort you can try to get Uber or similar apps from Cancun airport.
The best way from Cancun to Akumal (quality/price) is by shared van for $26 USD and you can book online. The van travel time from Cancun airport to Akumal is 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Also private transportation if you book online in advance can get cheaper than Uber or a taxi from Cancun to Akumal.
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN AKUMAL
A total of $20 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Akumal. There are hotels mid-budget for $50-70 USD and you can find luxury accommodations starting from $120 USD.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN MEXICO
Your daily food budget travel in Mexico could be a total of $8-10 USD if you eat in local places. If you are on a budget you can go for street food all around the country. You can buy tacos for $1 USD. If you are going to fine dining restaurants starts from $10 USD per person for a meal.
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN MEXICO
There are 2 seasons dry and wet season. The rainy season starts in May. The best time to visit Mexico is from the months of November to April because it is the months of the dry season. However, lots of tourists prefer to travel from January to March since it’s not peak season but it can be rainy for a few days.
CASH IN MEXICO
Mexico has its own currency called the Mexican Peso. A $1 USD=19 MXN. There are lots of ATMs and exchange currency in many parts of the country. And you have to know that dollars are very common and well-accepted in the country.
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