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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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Saint Nicolas, Belgium
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127 reviews 127 reviews
68 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Akumal bay is a beautiful beach with withe sand, blue sea and you can sit in the shadow under the coconut trees .....but this place is exceptional because you can see sea turtles feeding in the undeep waters. We brought our own snorkel gear and just swim till we found them not very far away from the shore. Turtles need... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Saw giant turtles(not the scientific name!) and sting rays! Can rent a life jacket would recommend as you have swim out far and they're cheap from the beach.

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NJ, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Highlight of the trip. Very easy to grab the "Collectivo" in Playa for a quick 30 minutes ride to the drop off for Akumal. Just tell the driver and he stops and lets you off. We walked back, maybe 5 minutes, to the Akumal Dive Shop--very easy to find. Cant miss it. Got snorkel gear and were in the water... More

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toronto
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I think the people at the ecological centre are doing an excellent job of balancing local needs with those of the public. buoys and lifejacket requirements protect the reef and stop the overly enthusiastic from getting too close to the turtles. I am concerned about increased development on the beach. a new hotel and renovations to the Akumal Beach Resort... More

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London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We took a trip here from the Grand Palladium where we were staying. Took our own snorkles and swam out just 5 mins to see turtles. A must visit if you are in the area!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We rented a car and drove to Akumal Beach. Don't get ripped off by scammers trying to rent you a life vest. They tell you they are required. They are not! Also, he wanted to charge us $25 a piece just to swim in the ocean. What? You can swim on your own and see the sea turtles for free.... More

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful clean beach. Lovely clear sea. Beach was regularly cleaned every day, we used beach most days as it was so hot and got a lovely breeze on beach. We married on the beach and the decorated location was beautiful. Well recommended.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Go early and a rent locker and mandatory life jacket without a guide. We arrived at 9 AM on the collectivo and beat most of the tour buses. We lost count of the massive turtles and saw a few rays too. No guide necessary. Plenty of fish near the reef. We snorkelled for about an hour and a half before... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We visited this beach in June. Absolutely amazing! Hire a snorkel and mask and find the turtles, it doesnt take long! Best day of our holiday

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Tacoma, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Had so much fun snorkeling with sea turtles and sting rays!! Visited this beach while on a tour with Edventure Tours. Such a fun day!!

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