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By shuttle or private transfer service
Shuttles can be booked in advance, through your hotel or on the transfer service´s website, or you can wait until arrival and book one directly at the airport terminal. There are several booths set up. This is the fastest and most direct way to arrive to Akumal from the Cancun airport.
As an advice it is always better to prebook your transportations since taxis at the airport are more expensive than booking online.
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www.discoverymundo.com - Private and VIP transfers.
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www.DreamDays.com - Escalades SUV and Limousines Private VIP transfers
www.cancunairporttransportations.com - Private Transfers
By rental car
To drive to Akumal from the Cancún airport, take the highway south until you see a sign that says Akumal Playa. This is the first entrance to Akumal, the Half Moon Bay area.
www.avantrentacar.com - Car rental service.
If you prefer a more economical method of traveling south from the airport to Tulum, you can take a bus to Playa del Carmen directly from the Cancún International Airport! The Riviera bus line leaves the airport for Playa about every hour, daily from morning to evening (about $6.50 usd. per person, 45 minutes). From Playa del Carmen, you can take one of three options: a second-class bus heading to Tulum and stop at Akumal, a colectivo that will also stop on the main highway at Akumal, or a taxi (this is the best option to get you straight to your hotel or condo).
http://www.ado.com.mx - Local bus services.
If you are arriving on a late flight
If you are arriving on a late flight, the easiest option is to take a shuttle or a transfer, as the ride is much shorter (one and a half hours, as opposed to more than three if you miss the last Riviera bus and have to go the long route). If you are not able to take the Riviera bus directly to Playa del Carmen, you will have to take a combi (van) from the Cancún airport to the Cancún city bus terminal (about $8 usd. per person, one hour). From the bus station, see the options above in "by bus".