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“best snorkeling” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Akumal Beach

Akumal Beach
Mex-307, Akumal, Mexico
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Akumal Bay Sea Turtle and Snorkel Adventure from...
Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Akumal
Type: Beaches, Reefs, Outdoors
Activities: Snorkeling
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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“best snorkeling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

free Better snorkeling than Xel Ha. Our second visit, now there are some nice little bars on the beach.

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Livermore, Colorado
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“Swim with turtles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

One of the most gorgeous beaches I have ever seen. White fine sand and you can snorkel right off the beach and see turtles, rays and tropical fish. Amazing beach!!!!!

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Cornwall UK
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“Just gorgeous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Just gorgeous, get there yourself on the bus, the bar on the front is a total rip of 45 pesos for one corona, and the fish and chips is disgusting.

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Toronto, Canada
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Excellent snorkeling with the turtles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Don't pay for the guide. Just go in the water and snorkel. The paid guides don't really do anything for you. Great experience to see the turtles in the wild!!

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San Diego, California
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Beyond special!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

There is nothing like being able to swim with turtles, rays, barracudas etc, on their own terms in the wild! They aren't being forced to interact with you for food. They aren't living in a tiny pool, that is big enough for the authorities/regulations, but never big enough for the animals.Truly a magical morning spent in Akumal, it was so much better than I imagined!

No admission fee, no guide/excursion required. Just grab your snorkel and hit the water!

Visited November 2012
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