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Turtle Snorkeling in Akumal

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Address: Akumal 77730, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 155-2055
Description: Discover the amazing experience of swimming and seeing the Green Turtles...
Discover the amazing experience of swimming and seeing the Green Turtles all year in Akumal, our environmental friendly tour is also for first timers, no previous experience needed, you just decide to come and we will assure you have one of the most fascinating experiences ever!
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Beautiful Beach, but very crowded...

My wife and I went here today. We arrived after 1pm. The beach was very crowded. We saw a few fish about 50 - 75 yards out, but no turtles. There were at least 50 people in the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went here today. We arrived after 1pm. The beach was very crowded. We saw a few fish about 50 - 75 yards out, but no turtles. There were at least 50 people in the roped off area. We have our own snorkel gear, so no need to rent. Gear rental is $15 US for the day.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This was an awesome experience. I counted 10 different sea turtles that I was able to observe while snorkeling. The guide was very helpful and was very informative. Can't wait to go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

What an excellent experience. Avoid tours and ignore the locals on the beach. The beach is a free, public beach and you are free to do as you wish. All you need is your snorkel and you can stay in the water all day watching the amazing turtles, stingrays, cuttlefish, triggerfish, dragon fish and so much more throughout a world... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

What a fantastic way to spend my birthday !! We got a taxi from our resort in Playacar and hired snorkelling gear from the dive centre on the beach. (this was a reasonable price and included a locker).There are guides on the beach but you really don't need them, just don your gear and fin out and the turtles are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was the end of a package deal with Tulum Ruins and private guide and guides for zip lining in the jungle and swimming in the Cenotes. With all that physical activity, an ocean swim snorkeling for turtles left me on the beach to watch the others. Be prepared to be fit...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to snorkel and see turtles. Its free to snorkel. All you need is a vest and snorkel. Take a collecto to get there and just walk down to the beach. You don't need a guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was offered through our resort along with a tour of the Tulum Ruins. I wasn't sure what to expect but you are pretty much swimming right on top of giant sea turtles!! It was an amazing experience. We were taken to Akumal Beach where we watched a quick video about what to do or not to do around the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Took a tour that included the snorking in Akumal and enjoyed it very much, they supply a mask and snorkel (you keep the snorkel when it is over) however I had my own and if you have a good mask then I would suggest you take it instead. They split the group up into 2 or 3 groups and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Cheap fun...Food at the little restaurant on the beach is great. if your resort is close to akumal, you must go here..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We started at a cenote, but ended here. By then I had my "sea legs" and sea breathing, etc. I had my own equipment to snorkel here, but others in my group rented. They got fins, mask, snorkel and life jacket. I went with no life jacket. Our guide, Cesar, had us fin up and walk in backwards. It looked... More 

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