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Address: Km 104 Carretera Puerto Juarez-Tulum, Akumal 77730, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 984 875 9095
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Place to find Sea Turtles (and sting rays)

We were surprised when directed to the protected area off the beach and were doubtful but we saw about 20 turtles feeding on the sea grass. It was easy to find the turtles as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Sf Bay Area
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were surprised when directed to the protected area off the beach and were doubtful but we saw about 20 turtles feeding on the sea grass. It was easy to find the turtles as other snorkelers were close by - sort of the Yellowstone effect for seeing wild life. We came back in the evening and enjoyed a quieter snorkel.... More 

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England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This used to be a really good place to learn about the turtles and the reef and is still worth a visit, but since they moved the offices off site, its started to look uncared for and rather unlived in with few visitors. The notices about turtle numbers are a year out of date and there is no information about... More 

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Lakewood, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I posted another review for snorkeling with the turtles, so this one will be short. 1. Go very early Beat the huge crowds 2. Bring your own snorkeling gear and flotation device if necessary 4. You don't need a guide or to pay an entrance fee 5. Certain sunscreen prohibited. Wear a swim shirt 6. Awesome experience!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Our day in Tulum was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life! I snorkeled with all kinds of beautiful tropical fish, rays and the water was full of Turtles - huge ones! What an amazing experience.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Unfortunately, seaweed has covered the beach and at least 100 feet of the water, so you have to wade in through it before you could snorkel. Needless to say, the water is unbelievably murky from the dead seaweed. They have not cleaned this up "daily" like the resorts, so you need long sleeves & strong disposition for the smell.

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St. George, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Can't tell you how disappointed I was to go back to one of our favorite beaches in all of the Yucatan.. Akumal. The "Centro Ecologico Akumal has decided that it is too dangerous to have tourist snorkeling in this beautiful bay without escorts and life vests... Now when you enter the area you are surrounded by supposed "guides" that want... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I have been traveling to Akumal every year since 1979, and although it has changed through the years it is still paradise.

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

absolutely fantastic again worth every penny it was so tranquil swimming with the turtles and again the guide was brilliant would recommend this to anyone

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Quebec City, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is nothing interesting . Kind of abandonned. No body seems to take care of that place . Banniers on the floor . No washroom

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Blaine, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Cannot say enough good about the efforts being made by Centro Ecológico Akumal and its staff on the conservation of and educational activities concerning Sea Turtles. Last evening, our family group of eight adults and one young boy, was treated to an educational presentation followed by a guided beach walk wherein we observed five Green Sea Turtles in various stages... More 

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