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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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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

If you are staying near or in akumal you must visit this beach ! Great from swimming with turtles, we got some good pictures here. You can catch a mini bus from outside any hotel to the beach and the turtles are easy to spot so no need to for a guided tour -this will save you a lot of... More

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Just take your snorkel and mask and you can see Turtles and Rays in the sea. You are told that you have to wear a life jacket and they will charge you for them but this is not the case.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Amazing clean and quiet beach. We went three times and without paying for any sort of your or trip saw several turtles and a sting ray. There is fantastic conservation work going on there as well so it's well worth a visit.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We took a snorkel tour from the eco center ($20) which was recommended by friends. It was really worth it. Got a flotation vest and mask/snorkel/fins, plus a guide for the reef. Saw quite a few turtles, which the beach is known for, and lots of fish on the reef. Some really brightly colored coral formations, not large, but easily... More

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

look for the turtle sanctuary on the beach - trying to protect the life of the sea turtles - all blocked off from walking traffic on the beach!!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Loved the beach, great atmosphere and very relaxing. Recommend the Lol-ha restaurant too for breakfast or lunch!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We took a taxi to this beach in the hope of seeing some turtles but we had to swim quite a bit away from the shore before we saw only one turtle, albeit a king of a specimen, he was huge, so it was worth it.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We always visit akumal beach when visiting this area. It's so beautiful. Gorgeous beach, amazing snorkelling and a brilliant restaurant bar right on the beach. Do not miss it.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This place is paradise with the added bonus of swimming just a few feet from the beach to see sea turtles. We took a cab from our hotel - the cab driver dropped us at one of the dive centres on the beach - here you can hire snorkel kit and a lifejacket - which is mandatory. Then just swim...and... More

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Calgary, Canada
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I'm a huge sea turtle lover, and this is by far the best encounters I have ever had with these amazing creatures! You won't be disappointed, and you'll see a lot of them. We also happened upon a sting ray too. As others have posted, it is best to go early before the crowds. We are a family of six,... More

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