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Akumal Beach

Akumal, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Akumal
Type: Beaches, Reefs
Activities: Snorkeling
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Visited this beach while diving and chilled out there afterwards. Our daughter snorkelled in the bay and saw turtles and loads of fish. Softest white sand.

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Calgary, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We have been to Akumal Bay a few times now, but in the past we stopped here only for part of the day as part of an excursion. This February we took the Collectivo from Playa Del Carmen to Akumal and spent the day. The Collectivos were excellent – inexpensive, efficient, air-conditioned and clean. Akumal Bay always seems to be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Not only do you have the clean white sand, the cool clear blue water and the range of concessions bordering this stunning beach, you have the sea turtles a simple snorkel away!! Such magnificent creatures and easy to find munching on the sea grass in the shallow waters. We went as part of an excursion so not sure if there... More

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hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Fantastic sealife / snorkelling - turtles and ray It was a very busy beach (although we did visit on easter sunday)

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Beach is great for snorkeling. I saw many sea turtles. It is kept very clean and the visibility is amazing. There are small cafes and restaurants nearby with delicious food. A convenience store is close by for any last minute purchases.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We went snorkelling here and saw turtles and stingray. You do need a life jacket so that you can snorkel with the turtles as they do not want you to walk on the coral or the reef. The beach is good to sunbathe as there are lots of palm trees to give some shade just remember the sunscreen

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We visited this beach whilst staying at the barcelo. it is very popular for snorkling and scuba diving as you can see amazing fish and turtles. you can pay and have an accompanied snorkel but we saw some families turn up with there own gear and snorkel - am not sure if they saw turtles. we didnt snorkel as my... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This beach was stunningly beautiful with variations of aquamarine and blue water and soft white sand. Family and friends went on a Sea Turtle excursion from a cruise and loved it. We snorkeled and saw amazing turtles and swam out to reef to see the tropical fish. Beautiful to just sit on the beach too and admire the scenery. I'd... More

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Le Roy
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

when walking in the beach went about a eight mile to the south, swim out toward a light pole, awesome fish, rays and turtles

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Follow the crowds when snorkelling and you will see the most amazing sea turtles and fish. You will be asked to watch a 10 min. video to show you how to treat their marine life. Which I love because it means they are very caring and protective of their marine life. Kudos to them!

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