We have visited the town of Akumal, Mexico on several trips. After our last trip, we learned that there was a lot of great artwork in town, so we wanted to include that on our trip there.
We stayed at Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Center Resort, not far from Akumal Pueblo. We rented a car from Avant Car Rental to get around, but decided to walk to town, as there is a pedestrian bridge over the highway. The walk was doable and probably recommended if you want to view as much artwork as possible, especially as there are murals right on the underpass.
Here is an idea of where Akumal Pueblo (town) is. The other end of town is Akumal Play (beach).
The marker “Akumal Turtle” is for a turtle statue in the main part of town.
There is artwork throughout Akumal pueblo, which is a small city. It is essentially about 5 blocks long and about 4 blocks wide, so it is easy to travel by foot.
There are art walks offered, if you prefer to take a guided tour, but the tour prices are not cheap, and I knew my kids would not want to sit through a tour, so we were fine just walking through town and exploring on our own.
We went in the evening, to avoid the heat of the day. From our hotel to Akumal Pueblo, we had to walk a little bit along the highway.
This is a very busy highway, so we were as careful and quick as possible.
There is art everywhere, as soon as you reach the underpass.
It was a quick walk to the pedestrian bridge.
Most of the artists have a name or instagram page listed (https://www.instagram.com/el.jalisko/)
There is art everywhere, by so many different artists. I loved seeing so many different artist’s work, styles, and designs.
This is one of my favorite pieces, by artist Pawski (https://www.instagram.com/pawski_h2i/)
So many things in town are painted, from buildings to walls.
We enjoyed art the whole way back to the hotel, as the sun was setting.
There is art everywhere in Akumal; even on the sidewalks.
Overall, this was a fun experience seeing so much art. It was also a lot of walking, and we stopped for dinner in town.
Afterwards, it was nice to walk back on the beach after dark, during a full moon.
Check out our other Mexico blog posts here.
Here are some other nice places to visit around Akumal:
Akumal Natura Reserve, Akumal
Cenotes Casa Tortuga, Tulum
Cenote Cristalino, Puerto Aventuras
Cenote Jaguar, Tulum
Cenote Wayak, Santa Cruz, Tulum
Cenote Zacil-Ha, Tulum
Yal Ku Lagoon, Akumal
Zazil Kin Beach, Tulum
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So beautiful! Those paintings are so pleasing to the eyes, so much better than looking at plain concrete walls. I love the house too. So pretty!
I love colourful street art so much. Mexico seems to be the place to see lots of it. I would love to travel around South America some day.
How cool! I’ve been so impressed with all the natural beauty you’ve shared here, and now I get to see the man-made artistic beauty of a new area, as well.
What a fantastic place to visit. I have never been to Mexico but I would definitely love to go and that walk with a full moon on the beach sounds idyllic too, very romantic.
Wow so vibrant! I would love to get lost in the streets and meander around taking in all these wonderful works of street art – what an incredible place to visit.
I always love seeing street art out in new cities and places I explore. So many amazing pieces you saw x
I remember seeing similar art in Mexico when we visited. The street art in Akumal is so pretty and very colourful too!
Wow, those pieces look amazing. There’s something about art, out in the wild. It feels a lot more free… and vivid.
I am impressed with all of this beautiful art. I would love to see it in person!
I love seeing wonderful art like this. I always stop when I see them. These all look so beautiful.
I love seeing murals like these. The talent and beauty just leaves me speechless! WOW!
Wow! All of these are so beautiful! It’s always satisfying to see arts like this!
That is so neat! What a way to spend time where you are. I love going for walks to see the sights when we go on vacation.
This is so beautiful! The art is mesmerizing and stunning. What a fun experience.
These murals are so bright and colorful, I especially love the surrealistic pieces!
Wow! That art is absolutely incredible! I would love to see this in person. Beautiful place to visit for sure.
It sounds like they have a pretty impressive range of street art. I love the variety of the art you saw.
wow! What a unique and a special place. I can feel the vibes!
Wowza! How much more beautiful our highways would be if they were painted throughout this way? The colors are so alive! I am absolutely inspired!
Those are amazing! We have a lot of murals around the city too and they are amazing as well.
I love this and would so love to visit here sometimes soon! WE are in desperate need for a vaca and this is perfection! Love he art!
The artwork is beautiful. I wish that I could go visit the area and see it in person. Thank you for sharing.