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Centro Ecologico Akumal

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Address: Km 104 Carretera Puerto Juarez-Tulum, Akumal 77730, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 984 875 9095
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Go this trip; it is magical

This was a truly magical trip on a moonlit night in Akumal. Very helpful staff and we saw 5 loggerhead turtles born and two green turtles lay their eggs in the nests they had dug... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sharon H
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Nottingham, United Kingdom

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a truly magical trip on a moonlit night in Akumal. Very helpful staff and we saw 5 loggerhead turtles born and two green turtles lay their eggs in the nests they had dug on the beach. Only this group are licensed to protect the turtles, provide a small talk before the evening walk and escort you back to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can book with the eco center to go onto the beach at night and watch the turtles nest! We say quietly for about an hour after a turtle had come onto the beach... she began digging in the sand...starting her nest... and once she began laying eggs the staff from the eco center began measuring her, checking for a... More 

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

I was so sad to see what has become of Akumal Beach. Four years ago, we stumbled on this local beach that was the most incredible thing our family experienced on our vacation to Riviera Maya. We saw 25+ turtles, numerous sting ray and tons of fish! When we arrived (with our own snorkel gear) we were surprised how many... More 

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Leek, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We were picked up at the hotel and taken to the centre where we were supplied with life vests and snorkel and we then walked into the sea and very soon saw our first turtle which was much bigger than I expected. We were very lucky to see a lot of turtles on the day we went and also a... More 

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1 Thank sandra_oldbury
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Swimming with turtles was an incredible experience that we were privileged to be a part of. My daughter now collects turtles and my son named one of the turtles.

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Thank joawow
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

You don't need to pay for a guide or a lifejacket, the turtles are easily seen once in the water. The tour guides were very rude to us and are just trying to get money of tourists.

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2 Thank Sam W
Basildon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

You can hire a life jacket and snorkel equipment. It is an amazing experience swimming next to turtles. It is a beautiful beach.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Love this place To swim with the turtles and Ray's is fantastic Will definitely return, my favourite place

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Beautiful place, must do in Riviera! We ahve also seen 2 different sting rays and plenty of turtles! do not pay for organised trips as you can do it by yourself!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

If you are interested in the local history, and what is being done to protect this turtle sanctuary, this is the place.

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