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Address: Mex-307, Akumal, Mexico
Activities: Snorkeling
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Akumal Bay Sea Turtle and Snorkel Adventure from Cozumel

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tourist central

Too many people for me, but it was still pretty nice. If you really want to get out and see the turtles you'll need to get away from the crowds.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Too many people for me, but it was still pretty nice. If you really want to get out and see the turtles you'll need to get away from the crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful Sandy cove very popular because of the turtles my advice is get there super early and stake out your place or else. It will b wall to wall people by 11am

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Need I say more? First time I've had the wondrous pleasure of swimming with sea turtles in the wild. Fabulous memories of Akumal. If you visit, please remember to be respectful of the natural environment and be sure to only wear biodegradable sunscreen.

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Howell, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Wonderful experience! We saw numerous sea turtles, rays and other marine life. Our guides were fabulous and made us feel like family. Will be back for sure! Thank you for helping our family make a great memory!

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The first time we travelled to the area we did a snorkelling tour at Akumal. This time we just rented a car and drove out there ourselves - there is no need to pay for a tour. You do not need to pay to go to the beach as it has a public entrance. The sea turtles are amazing and... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We visited the beach one morning while staying at a near by resort. The beach is beautiful. :) There is a really good restaurant right on the beach.... The one this about the place that I found overwhelming is while entering the area there were 4-5 groups of people trying to get us to buy a package from them for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

If you want to swim with sea turtles, large fish and sting rays in their natural habitat this is the place for you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Akumal beach has a beautiful and easily accessible reef right off the shore. Lots of gigantic Sea Turtles, Sting Rays, Cuttlefish and way more creatures to see.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This was a great place to go and snorkel with turtles. We had a rental car and we stopped at this beach one day around noon and the place was so packed that snorkeling with that many people would be a nightmare, not to mention the annoying guides that try to sell you a snorkeling tour. We came back the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

When we first arrived, we were overwhelmed by the number of people in the water and on the beach because it is a public beach. To snorkle with the turtles, however, you need a guide. Once we got our guide (I really wish I remember his name because he was fantastic!) it was like a one-on-one experience. Sure we bumped... More 

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