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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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Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We stay at one of the other resorts on the property. And this beach is amazing place. You would want to see it for sure.

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San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I've traveled the world many times and seen scores of beaches, but I have to say this beach ranks among the most beautiful in the world. It's been 20 years since I've seen it, so it may be more commercial now. I sure hope not. The Corona beer commercials were filmed there years ago. Hustlers are found on most Mexican... More

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Detroit, MI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Went snorkeling with a guide at Akumal Beach and saw all kinds of sea turtles and other fish. There are multiple bars and restaurants on the beach as well. I wish I knew the name of the one we went to and had lunch. They had swings at the bar instead of traditional stools. Very good food, and even better... More

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We caught the Collectivo to Akumal from GBP, then walked to the beach. Had a navigation error when we followed the road around to the left after passing through the white arches. We should have turned to the right at the dive shop. Lots of hustlers at entrance to beach selling snorkelling excursions which are not essential. However the reef... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Visited this beach with Thomson tours, it was quite expensive but well worth the money for the beach alone.We were with a group of 8 people who were taken out to the reef. I am 64 years old and myhusband 69, we found that the others were very much younger than us and seemed to be more agile in the... More

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burntisland fife scotland
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9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Hi guys when we were along at Akumal beach we were talking to bar owner /staff at one of the beach bars there we had a huge sandwich and a beer and were told about the turtles just 25 meters off the beach so we poppod back a few days later for a swim there was about 4/5 very large... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

While it is gorgeous, the thousands of tiny rocks and un-surfable large waves could be done without. Lots of activities with friendly staff and very accessible drinks!

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Germantown, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

We decided to leave our resort and visit this beach for something different. The snorkeling was nice as we got two see 6 sea turtles and 2 sting rays. The negative of the beach is that it is very touristy and crowded. They do not rent beach chairs and the beach is extremely hard as the sand is not soft... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

you could snorkel anywhere and see blue fish, yellow stripped fish, turtles and barracudas....we love to snorkel and also went on a catamaran snorkel trip that was amazing.....the reef and fish were outstanding however the beach is so amazing you don't even need to take a boat ride....get the snorkel gear and check it out. love this beach

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Evergreen, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Akumal Beach is south of Playa near XPLOR and Xel-Ha. It has been popular with local for fishing for a very long time. The size and shape of the bay makes it great for snorkeling. You can see as much snorkeling in Akumal Bay ay you could scuba diving in PDC or Cancun. Don't worry about the hotels being built... More

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