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Turtles, Snorkeling, and Cenotes Adventure in Akumal

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It's a great place to swim with turtles, which is a magical experience. The beach is very busy, parking costs 50 pesos.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Almere, Nederland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a great place to swim with turtles, which is a magical experience. The beach is very busy, parking costs 50 pesos.

2 Thank HannekeLeonie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent the morning snorkeling at Akumal Beach, renting snokeling equipment and life vests from Akumal Dive Shop. It was really inexpensive - around $22 for both of us, including a locker. We walked right out the back door to the beach, and about 100 feet to the water's edge. The beach is beautiful - white sands, hardly any seaweed,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I shouldn't blame the beach for what we went thru there. But!!! Scammers were everywhere, mixed in with the huge crowds that covered the beach, even the tour company we hired for this excursion gouged us. I had heard so much about the turtles here, we were going snorkeling no matter what, we did and we paid the price. We... More 

Thank Jeffery P
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been to Akumal Bay before and really loved snorkeling with turtles, but they had a big sign up saying that was prohibited and then they had a small swimming area roped off for you to use with a person standing guard in the water. I am happy that they are protecting the turtles, but we were disappointed we... More 

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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

lovely clean beach lots of sun loungers no need to get up early to reserve one and a few steps to the sea .

Thank Dianep D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

unable to snorkel due to rough windy weather. nice small beach front compared to to jammed all inclusive beaches.

Thank suziSacramento
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really great place to swim and snorkel with large sea turtles! They are only about 15 meters from the shore - and they don't care about all the people looking at them. It's mandatory to wear life jacket! BE AWARE: Before you enter the beach, so called "guides" will try to convince you, that according to mexican law, you cannot... More 

1 Thank pehe75
San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I just went here today (Feb 20, 2017). As another reviewer mentioned, all tour companies are currently prohibited from operating apparently due to some kind of permitting issue. If you are planning to snorkel on your own, THIS IS GREAT NEWS since it means fewer people in the water. But not sure how long this situation will last. Don't listen... More 

2 Thank cooljw
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As we got off the Collectivo and walked down the lane towards Akumal Beach, we were approached by men who told us the local council charges $50USD for each person snorkelling with turtles, supposedly in the name of marine conservation. We did not get sucked in for it, because we had already heard it is a scam (the men are... More 

2 Thank Claire_Summers
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved the beach here, it is great being able to snorkel straight from the beach and see turtles, rays and an abundance of fish and coral on the small reefs, water can be a little choppy at times but its not generally a problem, can get very busy at peak times.

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