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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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Brownsville, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Akumal is a little Mexican Town with no too much tourist attractions, we went around 6PM the beautiful beach was only for us, you can swim since it is a bay. It is just a perfect place to relax for a few hours.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Our 21 year old daughter is mad about all things turtle and we visited this beach three times on our holiday lot swim with the turtles. This is a fantastic experience. The dive shops will rent you equipment at a really reasonable rate and you can just jump in and see these beautiful creatures swimming off the shore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Best snorkeling around highly recommend you visit.. The guided swim was awesome. Huge sea turtles and sting rays!

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Saltillo, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I highly recommend this beach, definitely an excursion you shouldn't miss if visiting this area, great for kids, teenagers, adults or older people, nice warm water, you can bring your own food/ drinks and take a snorkeling tour to see green turtles, the coral reef is beautiful, there is a parking area where we paid $50 mxn pesos until 6... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Visited here wiv ocean tours for a excursion. It was awesome! Water is so clear! We swam wiv over 10 turtles big and small. The coral reef is great and saw two big sting rays and a barracuda! This is a must visit! Would defo go back!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I was disappointed with the coral and variety of fish. While it was awesome to see the turtles and stingrays there weren't many fish nor an abundance of coral

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This beach is lovely, we had our own snorkels so didn't bother with a tour/guide. The conservation groups tried pulling us in a couple of times to sell their tour but we thought we'd try it ourselves. You do have to stay within the buoys if not using a tour for coral protection but we spotted three turtles after about... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This beach is superior to any others I experienced! I pray it doesn't end up a commercialized tourist destination in my lifetime! It is absolutely beautiful, calm, clear & perfect!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I hopped on the Collectivo from our resort to Akumal Beach, 30 peso each, lovely! Upon meandering down the dusty road, following signs to the beach we were unsure of how this day trip was going to pan out. It wasn't looking too stunning so far. But, our English blood made us stubborn and we continued on... More

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Homestead, Florida
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We rented a car and drove to Akumal. It was easy to get to via HWY 307. We followed the signs and it took us directly to the beach. We paid $50 pesos to park and we gathered all our gear and headed to the beach. Right after we walked through the archway, a young man started talking to us... More

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