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“Very important” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Centro Ecologico Akumal

Centro Ecologico Akumal
Km 104 Carretera Puerto Juarez-Tulum, Akumal 77730, Mexico
52 984 875 9095
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Ranked #11 of 13 Attractions in Akumal
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Cultural
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Norman, Oklahoma
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Very important”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Supporting the Ecologico Society is very important. They do a wonderful job of training people in the importance of maintaining the reef and the surroundings. They are very kind and helpful at a hatching or a laying and always include the children in teaching.

Visited September 2012
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Bowen Island, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Everything you need to know about turtles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

These gentle creature pre-date the dinosaurs, and are seriously endangered. The Ecological Centre gives you excellent information about how to watch and safeguard them, while not negatively impacting their existence further.

Great work. I'd like to volunteer there, on another visit.

Visited September 2012
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Hamilton, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“A Must See”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We went to the CEA first before going snorkelling in Akumal Bay with a tour to watch the turtles. They showed an important video expressing their work to protect the turtles and other wildlife/coral in the area. It is amazing how much damage humans are inflicting onto the area. They inform us what to do to help keep these amazing creatures. After the video we looked around at their displays and then off to the ocean. It was an informative and necessary visit. I would definitely recommend it.

Visited August 2012
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Provo, Utah
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“CEA working hard for the Akumal environment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

CEA is an amazing group that works so hard to protect the turtles, improve the environment of the bay and surrounding area, and educate visitors and locals alike about their impact on the places they visit.

Visited August 2012
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Egg Harbor Township, NJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A great place to learn about turtles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

They have a free movie as well as a free exhibit of photos and info in 3 languages. The nighttime turtle walk was amazing but limited number of people so book early in day/week.

Visited August 2012
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