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Akumal Beach

Akumal, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Akumal
Type: Beaches, Reefs
Activities: Snorkeling
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Lakeland, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Akumal beach is a beautiful beach with white sand and dark teal/turquoise water. It does get very crowded, so I don't recommend the beach if you just want to lay a towel down and take a quick dip. We saw a short video at the akumal ecological center and they gave the impression that there are limited areas where you... More

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Saint Paul Park, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We weren't in this area too long, but it was nice to see. You'll see the sea turtles, of course, as well as other marine life. The downer is that they didn't protect the turtles or the reef the way they ought to. What I mean is, lots of people were swimming vertically (a no no), and lots of travelers... More

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Annapolis
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful places on earth that is slowly dying under the pressure from the hordes of people wanting to enjoy its beautiful. It is over run by bus loads of day trippers that stress out and harass the turtles and kick and kill the coral reef with their flippers. They surround the turtles in groups... More

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Colorado
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We loved snorkeling with the Sea Turtles. This is our second time visiting Akumal and we loved it just as much as the first time. We bring our own snorkel gear so it's a fun and inexpensive day trip. What a great place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to go while you're in Playa. If you want to see turtles/tortugas, head here. I can almost guarantee you will have some good pictures to head home with. This is fun for the whole family and if you want it, a very cheap but adventurous thing to do. However, make sure not to touch the... More

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GUADALAJARA
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Best snorkeling near the beach on the Riviera Maya. The beach is also great, white sand, turquoise waters, family friendly, calm waters. If you haven´t been to Akumal beach, you haven't been to the Riviera Maya.

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Pueblo West, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We tried to book at the ABR but they were limited as they are upgrading the rooms. We had a disaster at the Oasis Tulum (read my review on that) but ABR saved us by getting us a room for our last five days. LOVE THIS PLACE!! Staff is AMAZING!!!

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Holbrook, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and I took the public transportation here from our hotel and walked a few minutes from the highway. There are many tour guides and companies there, but we have our own snorkel equipment so we just snorkeled on our own. As soon as we started snorkeling we saw turtles! We also saw some rays and a beautiful large... More

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lincoln
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

When you get to the beach remember it is a public beach do not be pressured into purchasing swim equipment, life jackets,and guides to see turtles, you can swim where you want to see turtlesand it is free. everyone is in on it they scare you and tell you it is federal law blah blah!! as long as you dont... More

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Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We came here in the afternoon, had a late lunch and then walked up the beach where it was a bit quieter to do some snorkelling. There were turtles munching on the grass in the water and many fish swimming around. It's a great, free spot for some great snorkelling. There is an option to hire a guide to take... More

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