PLanning 1st visit to Mexico- very little Spanish. Will be in Akumal 5-6 days in early May. Should we rent a car, or use taxi's/buses?

We want to stay in a condo, so will need to get groceries, etc


Country: Mexico


Yes rent car
congrats for taking the decision to visit Mexico, you will have the time of your life. Akumal is a beautiful beach , in the heart of the Riviera Maya. In front of the beach you will find several reefs, so you will be able to practice snorkeling. If you are planning to visit another points of interest in la Riviera Maya, like the mayan ruins of Tulum and Coba, i will suggest you rent a car. Because from Akumal to these places, you need to take the highway. Buses are not an option, and taxis will be expensive.... Driving will be easier and safe, directions are easy to follow. If you want to party at night, you can go to Playa del Carmen or Cancun.
How many persons are traveling with you? because if you are not too many, i will suggest you get information of the all inclusive resorts in the area.... since these resorts includes all drinks and meals, all day long, at the end , maybe will be cheaper that the condo......
May is a good month for the beach. Not too many tourists and no rain....
If you need more info, i will be happy to help
I strongly recommend to rent a car..
go there and have a lot of fun

I live in Playa del Carmen which is located at about 40 km fom the place where you'll be staying. Akumal is located on the way between Tulum and Playa del Carmen if you don't want to rent a car you could easily get to the highway and get on a van ( they run all day anytime of the day) for a very reasonable price ( about 2 dollars per person one way). It's very safe and locals and tourists use it everyday to commute from one city to the other.

There's a department store in Tulum and several in Playa del Carmen both cities at about the same distance from your resort.

I hope my answer helps you :)

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