We went to the beach at Akumal for snorkeling and was blown away by the turquoise blue water. Our intention was snorkeling and was brought here by La Calypso Dive Center. Unfortunately the weather was less than ideal---overcast with some rain and very windy--causing the water to be a bit rough.
Our guide supplied us with life jackets which was great to use while snorkeling in the rough-ish waves. It was disappointing that the water was a bit cloudy at times due to the wind and rain, but on the bright side, we saw a bunch of sea turtles! The turtles were amazing--absolutely stunning.
Since the weather wasn't great, we didn't snorkel along the coral reef as originally planned, but more than satisfied to see the turtles. You can snorkel to see the turtles for free, but to go out to the coral reef, I believe a guide is required by the authorities.
I recommend visitng this beach!
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