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Turtle Snorkeling in Akumal

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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...more
Akumal 77730, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been here three years in a row...the plan was to go to the lagoon, YAL Ku and then back to the turtles. A guy named Angel approaches as we are passing and tells us that the cost for the lagoon is now 27...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RaeSikoraS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of tourist and commercialized but they also trying to conserve this area and the turtles. We saw a few turtles swimming underneath us, some nice coral formations. Equipment is in good shape. Guides are trained

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stephan F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure it’s worth it. Water was murky very crowded. We did pay a guide which I’m pretty sure was a scam but he did take us to a couple of spots in the bay and we saw about 5 turtles.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 28LisaW28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hopefully i can give some insight into what Akumal Beach is like now ( DECEMBER 2018 ) From the original post i can a lot of these comments where 2016/17. I am sure it was once a beautiful place, sadly it has been ruined by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
4  Thank wontontraveller99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right off the beach at Akumal Bay beach and wellness resort.We saw them eating the sea grass from our stand up paddle boards as well as when we snorkeling.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Rhonda F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately I returned to Akumal to snorkel. I had been twice before - 5 years ago and 10 years ago. Now the water is cloudy the beach overrun with tourists and much of the sea grass has disappeared. There used to be well over 100...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank UnoLola
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At present there is only one entrance to Akumal Beach at the Centro Ecologico Akumal, if not going via a hotel. The entry fee for foreigners is 100 pesos, but a hired guide can get you in for 50. The guide, lifejacket, and snorkel equipment...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KanadaKory
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice beach with a soft sand and cristal clear water. Its not so deep so you can snorkle with kids and you can watch stingraya and turtles, there is lots of them you cant missed them. Lots of fiah too so you will spend...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank przemekwawa13
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was my first snorkelling trip ever so the excitement was big. I booked with the 2nd snorkelling agency that you can find at Akumal beach (not the main diving school). You can actually haggle a little bit about the price if you're lucky. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 622anetak
Reviewed December 11, 2018

When you arrive, go right past all the people trying to "help" you, guide you, or tell you all the rules. Pay for your entry, and then go enjoy yourself. We were told life jackets were required (not true), and there were many people trying...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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October 12, 2018|
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Response from LisaT565 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You could do the tour through your travel operator, or book it direct and make your own way there. Which was much cheaper.
Shelli M
May 24, 2018|
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Response from Don H | Reviewed this property |
If you are staying at one of the resorts on this beach is free. If your coming on your own from another resort there is now a fee to access the beach from the public parking area.
March 21, 2018|
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Response from kim12016 | Reviewed this property |
We have done the tour, it was a wonderful experience for us and we had a excellent time I would suggest the tour as there is cluster of people on the beach at akumal wanting a environment fee. With the tour you will bypass... More