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Akumal Beach

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Akumal Beach

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VIP Cenotes Private Tour

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- Deep clean and sanitize van and equipment (done for every tour).<br>- VIP Private Tour. Just for you.<br>- Get early &amp; avoid the crowds.<br>- Snorkel as never before.<br>- Jump &amp; refresh in an open sky Cenote.<br>- Feel the crystalline cold water of the underground rivers in your body.<br>- Explore a cave.<br>- Snorkel in a turquoise blue water Lagoon.<br>- Eat the best fresh ceviche in the Riviera Maya from local fishermen restaurant.<br>- Everything is done at your pace. No rush. <br>- Customize the schedule if you want.
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Mina D. wrote a review Yesterday
18 contributions9 helpful votes
The beach was perfect! The seaweed was minimal. The sand felt perfect! The water was clear and beautiful! It was the perfect beach!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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arizazealuis wrote a review Oct 24
Bogota, Colombia25 contributions17 helpful votes
This place is a tourists’ nightmare. You probably want to go because you have heard is one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico and great for seeing sea turtles. My experience: I arrived there driving with my girlfriend, since you get in the road there are very official looking guys with uniforms trying to stop you. I assumed they were just offering tours and kept driving and they hit the car. We ignored them, kept driving and found a free-parking space on the road to avoid paying the 5 dollar parking. So far so good! Once you get out there are hundreds of touts trying to sell you a tour and entrance to the beach for 5USD each (to a public beach!!!). We ignored them and kept walking towards the end of the road and actually found an abandoned hotel entrance where we walked through the rocks all the way back to the beach through another hotel (note that we had technically trespassed twice). The beach smelled like sewage but we gave it a try, hang out for a bit and swim where is allowed to without paying the ridiculous 25 US tour (didn’t see any turtles). So far we “nailed it”, managed to get into the beach (which is public) for free and didn’t spend money on any of the stupid stuff that was offered to us along the way. Now the issue was getting out. We figured the easiest would be to walk out through a hotel lobby and we picked SECRETS AKUMAL. We walked in and was not clear where the lobby was so I asked a cook grilling hamburger. He quickly realized that we were not staying there and technically has no business there and he called security on an ear piece he was wearing (never in my entire life have seen a cook in a pool wearing an ear piece walkie talkie). We sensed trouble and kept walking. He literally stopped grilling the hamburgers and started following us. I confronted him (I am a native spanish speaker) and told him we just wanted to get out. He said we couldn’t, that we could only go back to the beach. We ended up walking back to the beach and started realizing that literally all the locals were wearing ear pieces walkie talkies and some were following us and looking at us very aggressively. We then tried to exit the beach through a restaurant and weren’t allowed either (and also all waiters/bar tenders were wearing ear pieces walkie talkies!!!!!). We realized the whole beach is a mafia and only had 2 choices: try to pay for our way out acknowledging we didn’t pay the way in and probably be asked for more money (blackmail) so they don’t call the police (as we clearly “trespassed twice on the way in), or wait for the corrupt police and be blackmailed for more money... it was extremely stressing, intimidating and sad to be in that situation. Luckily in the end we waited a bit and managed to exit through the dive shop (who is also part of that mafia) and get back to our car and leave. As I mentioned in the title, DO NOT GO THERE. The 5USD aren’t worth to see a beach that is ruined, the 25USD aren’t worth to see those poor turtles (see other threads about the conditions of the tour tales), and do not keep feeding money into that mafia that is Akumal! Last, I acknowledge it was stupid not paying the 5 dollars each to get in and out without troubles. But it really pisses me up the corrupt and non-sense public (not public) beach Mexico policy!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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AliBug wrote a review Oct 24
Charlotte, North Carolina1,176 contributions137 helpful votes
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This is a gorgeous beach! It has a few restaurants and shopping around. It's nice and peaceful though, not a loud commercial beach. It's lovely. And there are a couple of Instagram worthy palm trees in the area to get your "gram" on. We enjoyed this area so much we came in September and then again, bringing friends with us, in October.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Cassie wrote a review Oct 21
Minneapolis, Minnesota9 contributions1 helpful vote
We went snorkeling at Akumal Beach, we were able to see it and number of sea turtles, stingrays, and a few tropical fish! The beach is beautiful and there are a number of activities you can do. We had lunch at the outdoor restaurant right on the beach. The guacamole, fajitas, and drinks were very good! The service was excellent as well.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Amy V wrote a review Oct 4
Nixa, Missouri2 contributions2 helpful votes
The beach was very clean and absolutely gorgeous! We also snorkeled right off this beach everyday which was a huge bonus for us!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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