The world is huge

Don't miss any of it

Travel news, itineraries, and inspiration delivered straight to your inbox.

By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.


Tips on Akumal Warnings or Dangers – Stay Safe!

Akumal Warnings and Dangers

Akumal is part of the Mexican Riviera, a string of white sandy beaches and gorgeous clear blue water in the area around Cancun and Playa Del Carmen. It is a paradise of sorts, and there are some very nice unspoiled areas. But even in paradise there are dangers to watch out for.

Drug Cartels Are Not Here

On a positive note, most reviewers say there is not a problem with drug cartels having gunfights in the streets. This area has not been affected by that.

People Watch for Opportunities to Steal

The dangers are more on a small scale. Your money and possessions will be more likely to be in danger than your body or your life. There have been reports of items disappearing from hotel rooms.

Items also disappear when left around swimming pools and other public areas. Sometimes hotel staff members will steal, and there are people in public just waiting for a tourist to be careless.

Don’t Be Intimidated

At some hotels if your property disappears, the staff may make threats and tell you to not call the police.

Don’t Be Scammed by Timeshare Salesmen

Many people like paradise so much they are tempted by deals for timeshares. Be aware that not everything people tell you is true, and there are many con artists operating. Some travelers have warned that Sireni Resort is a place where some bad operators have scammed people.

Don’t sign anything, or give any money to anyone, until you get back home and have your attorney look things over. If it is legitimate, they wont have a problem with waiting.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about dangers you might face in Akumal.

We hand-pick everything we recommend and select items through testing and reviews. Some products are sent to us free of charge with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions and do not accept compensation to review products. All items are in stock and prices are accurate at the time of publication. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.

Top Fares From