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Akumal Beach

Akumal, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Akumal
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Type: Beaches, Reefs
Activities: Snorkeling
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Went to Akumal with my 3 girls (5, 8 and 11 yrs) and had a fantastic time. The beach is beautiful, access is very easy, you can park your car in a parking lot within 5 minutes walking distance, and all you need to bring or rent (or don't and go with an excursion, I would rather go by myself)... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We came here to see the turtles. When coming onto the beach there are a lot of vendors trying to sell you packages to snorkel with the turtles and promise you your money back if you don't see any, don't use them. Continue onto the beach and go to the aqua centre on the beach and hire your lifejackets snorkel... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This was lovely - we hired the snorkel gear, plonked our stuff down and off we went - 2 adults and 3 kids (13, 12 & 6) Saw a turtle within a few mins. Watch where the guided groups are headed and follow, but don't worry as the turtles are aplenty - on the surface and underneath.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Heed my advice, skip the Akumal beach area and instead walk the 20 minutes to half-moon bay - can't get lost, there is only one road. If you didn't bring snorkel gear rent it when you arrive in Akumal. There is a strong tide but nothing for an average swimmer or someone accustomed to the ocean, it is rocky so... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is a place where you have to go if you are staying in Akumal or Playa del Carmen. It was the best day of our trip when we went to Akumal Beach & swim with turtles. It's free access & very nice beach. Take or rent snorkel & swim until you find the turtles, be patient, it will not... More

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Watford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

loved this place great to swim with sea turtles ,we got there at 8am ,and it was empty .booked a guide as we did not have our own equipment ,took us out for a snorkel for 40 mins .We were out over an hour when I suggested we turn back !! . about £40 for 4 of us on our... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

One of the places I'm so happy I visited. Ok it is very touristy but the beach is really beautiful, water so clear and most of it.... LOTS of turtles and fishes

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Milan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I totally agree with what most of the reviews say, so it's just a matter of going there and see with your eyes. Snorkeling was amazing, we could see turtles, stingrays and many other fish - box fishes, tiny colored squids and even a little barracuda. And after that we spent a few hours on the beach and bathing and... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Did not see any turtles, was building works going on, was crowded and not what was expected. I bit seaside town.

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Basel, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It's a very popular and crowdy beach. Of course it's also well organized, with bars, restaurants, diving center, etc, Plenty of people come here to see turtles. Actually the turtles are coming even close to the beach and you can see them just snorkeling.

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