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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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Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Got a taxi to & from here which cost around £8 each way as we were told by people in England it's great here as there are lots of fish & turtles to be seen we found it a waste of time as we didn't see one fish let alone turtles

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rowlett
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were.in July,weather was good,we visited this place 5 or 6 times now.we go there for the beach nd the reef and the turtles.Hotel is very simple,no luxury,keep hoping food will improve,but honestly this week was worse then years before.I filled up on salad,vegetables,and soup.Mexicaan food was awefull.Breakfast was the best,don't know why this resort is so awefull food wise.Staff... More

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porth, south wales
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful beach and the ability to watch and swim with turtles and ecorays without having to pay owt! Be sure to have a underwater camera/ go pro for some fascinating footage

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We saw a ton of marine life with snorkels and flippers. Be sure to get a guide because it is too hard to see it all on your own.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We visited Akumal Beach in July 2014 to swim with the turtles. We arrived at the beach about 8.30 and the beach was still more or less empty. I'm glad we arrived at this time as it meant we could get in some really good quality snorkelling time before it got busy. We hired equipment right on the beach -... More

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Ottawa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Visiting Akumal Beach is an amazing experience. We stayed on a resort there so had free access all the time but we did walk over to Akumal Beach too. There is no problem seeing all sorts of fish, stingray and turtles right off the shore and it is supervised by a lifeguard. Although it changes from day to day, you... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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