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Centro Ecologico Akumal

Address: Km 104 Carretera Puerto Juarez-Tulum, Akumal 77730, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 984 875 9095
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Ranked #11 of 13 Attractions in Akumal
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Cultural
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Cultural

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101 reviews 101 reviews
37 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Fantastic lecture about the preservation of the area and Turtles, a must to understand the Eco system work being undertaken

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Tampa, Florida
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202 reviews 202 reviews
62 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

They are pretty much responsible for educating tourist prior to swiming in Akumal Bay with the Turtles and other sea life you will find when snorkeling. They ask that you do not chase the turtles or touch them for any reason. They also ask that you are careful not to damage the coral reel with your fins. After a 15... More 

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Vail, Arizona
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

In July of 2013 we went on the night-time "turtle walk" with CEAK staff to see the female turtles coming in to nest and lay their eggs... This trip we completed the "Circle of Life" when we helped the staff members "clean out" a dozen nests and rescued 25 baby Green turtles that might otherwise not have made it out... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It is worth stopping in if you are vacationing in Akumal. There are great displays explaining the environment in and around Akumal and especially about the sea turtles. Akumal is home to a group of juvenile turtles which can be seen while snorkeling in the bay. The beaches are also prime nesting sites for sea turtles. At CEA, you can... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

CEA is making every attempt to close the beach to the local residents. They've gone so far as to erect a fence and place huge boulders directly in the path of the Public Beach Access to Akumal Bay. You can still see the green fence and boulders on the side of the public pathway to the beach! If CEA has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This place should be a 5star rating - Excellent, not the originally rating sf 2 starts. We went to Akumal about twenty years ago when my son was very young. The best educational lesson for him......... watching the baby turtles hatched out from their shell, how the turtle buried their eggs in the sand etc. what a great work that... More 

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Saint Clair, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Go and see the work being done at CEA....take time to the displays and learn about the turltles in the bay and other sea creatures...you will enjoy it....

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Kiefer, Oklahoma, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The ecological center provides a video about the bay and the turtles and other sea life that live in it that is worth watching before you venture out into the water. The main goal is preservation and we fully support that. The video doesn't take long at all. It explains the different zones of the bay and what the different... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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93 reviews 93 reviews
32 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Love to stop in each time we visit Akumal. If you inquire in the office, they often have t-shirts they sell and the proceeds go to the turtle conservation. Would love to see them have a little more shirts and things to sell to go toward this conservation. Watch the video of the turtles and then go out and snorkel... More 

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Nova Scotia
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

If you are in Akumal you will want to stop in here and see all the great work these people do for Akumal and the bay. Even after 7 years of visiting this area I still continue to learn.

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