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Address: Akumal, Mexico
Activities: Snorkeling
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Turtles and Other Sea Life

No, the beach is not as swimmer friendly as some others, with rocks often at the edge and seaweed abundant. But that is quickly assuaged with the snorkeling experience of seeing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

No, the beach is not as swimmer friendly as some others, with rocks often at the edge and seaweed abundant. But that is quickly assuaged with the snorkeling experience of seeing turtles and other sea life. The locals are serious about preserving the natural habitat--thank goodness. A place that will not sacrifice nature for motorboats and jet skies.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Playa del Carmen and wanted to explore Akumal but did not want to pay over $100 USD to take an organized tour. After reading reviews we found it was very easy to do on your own. From our hotel in Playa del Carmen we took a taxi (about $6 USD) and asked to be dropped at the... More 

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Beaconsfield, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Grab your snorkels, flippers and life-jacket, dump your gear and float away! I've been here 3 times now and have always seen the turtles. Unfortunately it is becoming more popular and not all tourists seem to understand that we are just there to watch, not play with the wildlife, shame! But if you swim away from the crowds it is... More 

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We had a snorkel guide named Saulo Mendoza through Mayan Discovery Adventures. He made all the difference in the world. We saw lots of turtles plus rays, a variety of fish and a moray eel. We would have missed all of these things had we done this on our own. He also took us to Grand Cenote to snorkle. It... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

These people really know how to take care of their precious environment and attract tourist as well as locals for a good swim in warm low waters. A such good cared place that not further than 50 or maybe 100 meters from the beach, you can do snorkeling with wild and tranquil sea turtles grassing from the bottom's weed. Just,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It's a beach... Way too crowded to be truly enjoyable. Drinking and snacking at lol Ha makes it tolerable for sure. We stopped in for libations and a snack after diving Cenotes dos ojos so it was great for us.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This little beach is the feeding area for sea turtles, and we saw LOTS of them, as well as a spotted eagle ray and sting ray. Not a lot of fish in this location, but it was magical to see the turtles chomping away at the grass. Snorkelers need to be very careful NOT to scrape the grass with fins... More 

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Cape Cod
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Every year we spend at least a morning visiting Akumal Bay beach. It's a beautiful spot! We set up camp under some palm trees, and then venture out to snorkel and see the sea turtles. We've never taken a formal tour - prefer to do it on our own, and it's so easy to do! Easy to take the collective... More 

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De Soto, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited the beach to swim with the turtles. It was such an amazing experience! They do a great job of trying to preserve the reef and the sea life as well as keeping the beach clean with all the visitors. We paid $20 each and that gave us our gear and life jacket as well as a locker to... More 

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Cheshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We went as a family of 5 as part of an independent day trip also taking in Tulum. We met Carlos at the hire stand on the beach and he took us all out snorkeling from the beach on a tour. We saw turtles and rays and had a great time. It'sa really beautiful beach. Carlos was just so brilliant... More 

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Address: Address: Akumal, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Akumal

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