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Centro Ecologico Akumal

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Address: Km 104 Carretera Puerto Juarez-Tulum, Akumal 77730, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 984 875 9095
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CEA, thank you for all your hard work. I wish that Mexico would make it law that if you're swimming in the ocean, that you must wear reef safe sunscreen. We've taken our children... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Regina, Canada
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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

CEA, thank you for all your hard work. I wish that Mexico would make it law that if you're swimming in the ocean, that you must wear reef safe sunscreen. We've taken our children through your centre and they still talk about Akumal. You have planted the seed of interest in sea creatures with them and they too know the... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This was my favourite activity during our trip to Mexico's Riviera Maya. The organisers are conservationists at heart and it is run by locals who care. We paid US$25 each to snorkel with a guide and a large chunk of that money goes back into the protection of the reef and local marine life. On arrival you can watch a... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We paid $50 for 2 of us to snorkel with a guide and see the turtles. What is brilliant is that the guide only takes small groups out (5 max) and he knows the area so well! We bypassed many other larger groups and swam to areas where we saw the most amazing turtles. It was a real experience and... More 

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Kamloops
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We did the 1 hour bay tour and it was fantastic. The guide is very knowledgeable, knows where to find the turtles, rays and big schools of fish and it is fantastic. In addition he will take your camera to dive down and get some closeup shots and will also hold up for an appropriate amount of time so that... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

AKUMAL This beautiful bay is a major attraction known for its sea turtles abundant varieties of fish and beautiful coral. When you arrive head directly to the tours run by the Centro Ecologico Akumal. There you will be given instruction on how to snorkel without damaging the environment and what you will see on your tour. For $25 you will... More 

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Highland, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

People on the board are directly responsible for allowing the bay to be ruined by having a conflict of interest with the pirates and dive shops that are renting snorkle equipment to hundreds of people everyday. The turtle grass is being destroyed. And there does not seem to be any restrictions in site. MOney is being made today without any... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We took the guided hour to see turtles and fishes and we had a barracuda lunching right in front of us in bonus! Good price (24$) for an hour in groups of 4-5. Lockers, place is safe, staff is efficient and smiley! Will go back.

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Lancs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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
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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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