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Turtle Snorkeling in Akumal

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Address: Akumal 77730, Mexico
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+52 984 155 2055
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Discover the amazing experience of swimming and seeing the Green Turtles...

Discover the amazing experience of swimming and seeing the Green Turtles all year in Akumal, our environmental friendly tour is also for first timers, no previous experience needed, you just decide to come and we will assure you have one of the most fascinating experiences ever!

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Do not pay for a tour guide!!

They will all approach you as you enter the beach, listen to what they say about the regulations but do not be conned into paying $50usd pp for a guide. If you walk a minute or so... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

They will all approach you as you enter the beach, listen to what they say about the regulations but do not be conned into paying $50usd pp for a guide. If you walk a minute or so further along the beach (towards right side) in front of the hotels, you are free to swim at your own will. We hired... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We made our own way here by taxi and it was well worth it! We had a private guide who took three of us to see turtles... we all had our own snorkelling stuff but they would've kitted us out otherwise...they just provided us with a life vest We saw about 5 turtles a stingray and many fish and took... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I decided to swim with the turtles without renting a guide or going on a tour. It's right there in the bay, you can see the groups out there. They made me go rent a life jacket, OK. Then I had my face in the water watching 2 big beautiful turtle eating grass and some guide taps me on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We saw so many turtles and got some fantastic photos - definitely take an underwater camera/gopro if you've got one, there's so much to see! Would do again if I could. Akumal is a beautiful town as well. The guides were incredibly informative, I learnt heaps while having the best time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful beautiful. This is a must do in Akumal. The turtles takes your breath away! So beautiful, colourful and awe inspiring to see them swim by. It was a wonderful day for everyone!

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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was REALLY WORTHY to do! It was my first experience with snorkeling, but no problems at all. The territory for swimming alone is limited and there are no turtles. So book a guide, they provide life vest and snorkeling equipment. It took a bit more than 1 hour, we saw any turtles (they are amazing!!!), reef with corals and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We wanted to see turtles and we saw plenty! What an awesome experience. If you want to snorkel and see turtles, this is the place to go in Cancun!! So much fun!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited the first week of January for Christmas holiday. Had amazing weather and all three of our snorkel days didn't disappoint as we alway saw/swam with at least 5 sea turtles-along with other fish! Love this spot and is a must if you are in the area!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Neither of us like the sea that much but we had a snorkelling lesson at secrets akumal and then off we went and it was truly awesome. Saw turtles colourful fish coral and a huge manteray. a guide told us this the best place to snorkel in Mexico and he was right

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I echo many of the other concerns about respecting the environment and the turtles. Fins are not rented out and we found that only the guides wore them. As of January 6, 2017 we DID NOT need a guide. Some locals on the beach wore white polos with "BAY PATROL" on the breast, but were not with the government when... More 

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