from Cancun Airport to South Akumal
Akumal is an easy trip on a well-maintained four lane divided highway from the Cancun airport. We are about 100 kilometers south of the airport, which translates to a 1 to 1½ hour trip.
From the airport, take the first right exit to Highway 307. Just follow the Playa del Carmen exit signs south onto the highway. There is a gas station and McDonalds on the right just after getting on 307 if you need gas or a snack. In 20 minutes, you can stop at Puerto Morelos for gas or a convenience store. Although many gas stations are available in Mexico, it’s always a good idea to stop if you have less than a quarter of a tank of gas left.
Further along highway 307, you will pass through Playa del Carmen. There are many eateries here as well as mega supermarkets. Don’t go over 80 kph as they use radar heavily. And watch out for topes (speed bumps)! They love them in this entire area.
Next is Puerto Aventuras and you are only 10 minutes from the Akumal exit overpass.
To get to South Akumal check your odometer at the overpass in Akumal and travel exactly 4 kilometers past Akumal and make a U-turn at the returno at Bahia Principe and then go back towards Akumal for 2 kilometers where you will see the exit for South Akumal (Akumal Sur). This is the
entrance to South Akumal. Our home is the first house after you cross the big red tope.