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Akumal, Mexico

Villa Duendes represents the expression of a young and experimental architect, creating a genuinely unique, mythical and restful atmosphere nestled in the heart of the jungle. Fully organic and environmentally friendly the domes were constructed using a unique building method developed in the middle east to resist heat, flooding and earthquakes.

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"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous."
- Aristotle

A little bit about Akumal, Mexico

The name Akumal derives from the Mayan language meaning “Place Of The Turtles”, making Akumal world renowned for its snorkelling with turtles, diving and white sand beaches. Other popular activities in the area include ATV tours, Golfing and Fishing Tours.

How to arrive to Villa Duendes

We offer free parking and bike rental. For convenience we recommend the use of a car when getting to Villa Duendes. The domes are located 2 km from the federal high-way on a charming jungle road, meaning you can easily walk or cycle to the beach or to the collectivos (public transportation running from Playa Del Carmen to Tulum).

Top activities and adventures in Akumal, Mexico

Akumal is a located close to some of the top attractions in the area. Including cenotes, ancient Mayan ruins, eco-friendly theme parks such as Xcaret & Xenses. Upon your arrival or before we can help you get all the tours & activities you need at a local price. Avoid buying online and paying commissions. Here is a list of just a few of our favorites!

Chichén Itzá

Chichén Itzá

A complex of Mayan ruins on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. A massive step pyramid, known as El Castillo or Temple of Kukulcan, dominates the ancient city, which thrived from around 600 A.D. to the 1200s. Graphic stone carvings survive at structures like the ball court, Temple of the Warriors and the Wall of the Skulls. Nightly sound-and-light shows illuminate the buildings' sophisticated geometry.

Xcaret & Xplor

Xcaret & Xplor

Feel the freshness of the Underground Rivers, be surprised with Mexican traditions, and enjoy over 50 attractions at Xcaret. Get into the underground world of Xplor, challenge your senses aboard Amphibious Vehicles, or tour through mysterious Stalactite Rivers.

Cenotes Cenotes Cenotes


There are so many hidden and local cenotes available near Villa de Duendes. "Cenotes" are cool fresh water sanctuaries scattered throughout the green jungles and savannas of the Yucatan Peninsula. The entrance to magical caverns and cave passages below the earth, cenotes are created when the ceiling of a cave collapses leaving what is sometimes known elsewhere as a sinkhole.

Cenotes are believed to have been of great significance to the Mayan people. Recognized by the Maya as the link between the earth and the netherworlds and often the only source of freshwater in the river-less Yucatan Peninsula, cenotes were considered sacred. Important ceremonial centers were often constructed nearby. Known by the Maya as dzonot (ZO-note), the original name became translated to cenote (say-NOH-tay) by the Spanish.

Cenotes are some of the Yucatan Peninsula's most unique features. They are mysterious and beautiful, not to mention a great place to cool off. For this reason, snorkeling through a cenote and cavern is on our list of things not to miss while visiting the Riviera Maya. There are cenotes, cavern and cave systems scattered throughout the Yucatan and the Riviera Maya.

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Location highlights

Airport Information

We are located 50 miles from the International Airport of Cancun. There are numerous options for transportation. Please refer to the map to get directions from the Cancun Airport to Villa de Duendes.


6.5 km from Akumal Bay
7.5 km from Akumal downtown
14.3 km from Puerto Aventuras
32.7 km from Tulum
36.7 km from Playa del Carmen
103 km from Cancun City