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“Spend the $20 to hire a guide.” 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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Dubuque, Iowa
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“Spend the $20 to hire a guide.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The money goes to their environmental program of keeping the beach, and water clean, and keeping the snorkeler's from fanning the bottoms with their flippers, thus killing the grasses the turtles eat.

Visited December 2012
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“Spend the Money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

For $20 you get snorkel gear and a guide to point out sea life and provide information. Wonderful! At first, we were not going to do this, but decided to spend the money. It was the best $20 I've ever spent on vacation. We saw 5 different sea turtles and lots of other wild life. I felt like I was the swimmer in a National Geographic film!

Visited January 2013
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“Good information at Centro Ecological center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We love visiting the Ecological center every time we visit Akumal to see what they are doing new in the area.

Visited October 2012
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“Interesting, and important work done here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This is a great group of people, trying to positively impact the area. The turtle talks and other presentations are informative and interesting, and the work they are doing to educate builders, owners, tourists, etc. on how to preserve the beauty and health of the environment is so important. We visit Akumal multiple times per year, and sometimes the schedule of talks isn't kept, and sometimes the center seems un-manned, but this may be due to budget. Great photos on display, sometimes nice drawings from children's programs. and sometimes nice locally made gift items for sale too, which make nice things to take back home to friends.

Visited March 2012
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“What a wonderful organization!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Do the turtle walk...we saw 4 turtles, and 1 laid eggs...wow what a great experience...will come back again and again!

Visited June 2012
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