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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Swimming with the turtles was brilliant, just a bit to busy? Good clean restaurants on the beach. Don't do this as an excersion you can hire snorkel and masks on the beach and just do it yourself.

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Porto, Portugal
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Mandatory visit! You can swim with turtles.. for free! It is a fantastic beach! Clean and beautifull... An advice, bring your own water glasses so you don't have to pay to rent them...

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

no seaweed but rocky areas and waist height only...plenty of sunbeds...piers, boats trips, bar, massage, hair braids, henna tattoos

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Here is the best place every seen to swim with turtles, small mantas and to see big baracudas just 30 meter away from the beach. bring your snorkel gear with you and maybe you will stay the whole day in the sea. yes, there are many visitors every day, but don't worry it is enough space on the beach for... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a gorgeous, sandy beach. I used to go there years ago, and just re-visited last week. I was surprised by how much more crowded it was. That having been said, I still found it beautiful and relaxing. I do have to say that the snorkeling wasn't nearly as good, and I suspect that relates to the crowds of... More

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

very well organised guides are government emplyees and were very helpful and particularly patient with me ! ( am not a strong swimmer )

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London
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16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

If you get the chance to snorkel with the turtles, do. Go as early as you can before the hoards of people arrive. Heavenly.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Paying 20 bucks for the guided snorkel tour was well worth it! Get there early as it gets busy quite quickly. We saw Manta Rays and huge turtles.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The beach was very clean. You need to head to the beanch by 8AM to save a spot. The beach is close to the washrooms. Our bartender Jose V @ Bar Los Coco looked after us the whole week.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful beach and the perfect place to see turtles. The beach is sectioned and to enter the areas where the turtles feed you will need to pay approx £25 per person for a guide as the locals are rightly very protective of them. It is well worth the cost though, as they are beautiful creatures.

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