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Address: Akumal, Mexico
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We went to Akumal Beach with friends for an afternoon and did not have a tour group. We planned to snorkel and had brought our own gear. A friendly young man met us as we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Halifax
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have visited Akumal Beach each year for the past three years. We went this morning to find a different place than last year. They now have a huge roped off area for the public to swim with the turtles. We spoke to a local dive guide who told us that the turtles are less in numbers and are getting... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to Akumal Beach with friends for an afternoon and did not have a tour group. We planned to snorkel and had brought our own gear. A friendly young man met us as we arrived on the beach and told us he was not there to sell us anything but just wanted to inform us of the rules of... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to Akumal many times. I have my own snorkel gear and love to snorkel at this PUBLIC beach. Unfortunatly this time the people who work for the "government" were trying to convince me that it was illegal to snorkel without a tour. I knew this was false and of course after checking with my friend who works... More 

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Venlo, The Netherlands
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71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very easy to spot some turtles here while snorkeling (20m from shore), very nice! The loads (100s) of tourist do take away some of the magic though...

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Wellsville, Kansas
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took collectivo from Playa del Carmen, cheap and comfortable. Walk across highway on elevated walkway, then down a short well paved road. Ignore the vendors. Oxxo and small market as well as a few small handcrafted stores. Banos on right for 5 pesos. If you want to snorkel go with locals in a smaller group beyond the roped area for... More 

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Lowell, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

walk in snorkeling clear water .sometimes crowded. many different types of fish found at coral areas ,sandy beach. stayed here 1 week , we will return.

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Chanute, Kansas
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place was awesome!! My son got a guide to take us out deeper and we really enjoyed seeing the turtles and stingray. The guide pulled a life saver ring that my husband and I were able to hang onto and keep up with the rest of our group. Didn't wear out as fast and really enjoyed it as we... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

WOW what a place. Amazing to see sea turtles up close and the beach is amazing. Would definitely go back!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of fun on our own and some very Productive shopping. The five of us took a cab and for less than $8.00 round trip per person. The folk art was fabulous. I found a hat and got two nice quality t shirts. The water was ok for snorkeling and we did see several turtles. You must get there early... More 

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Maidstone, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful beach, however you have to swim some distance out to see the turtles although many fish species can be seen nearer the shore.

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