We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Centro Ecologico Akumal

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Km 104 Carretera Puerto Juarez-Tulum, Akumal 77730, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 984 875 9095
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
$139*
and up
Snorkel Xtreme Cancun
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 342 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Wow this was amazing!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
sandra_oldbury
,
Leek, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in Akumal

Add Photo Write a Review

342 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 158: English reviews
Cottonwood, Arizona
Level Contributor
85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Helpful?
Thank AZTravelersII
Leek, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Helpful?
Thank sandra_oldbury
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank joawow
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Sam W
Basildon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Helpful?
Thank jabathome
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Helpful?
Thank 25karenrobinson25
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Helpful?
1 Thank Madalina93
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.

Helpful?
Thank j19a
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Forget the tours & dive shops. Arrived at the center about 8:40am and the two of us got a guide and rental gear with snorkel & lifejacket for $60 USD. Tour lasted about 1 hour. We saw many turtles, fish& corrals. Could not have been more pleased. By the time we left though crowds were rolling in. Go early!!! Park... More 

Helpful?
Thank Katie S
Shreveport, Louisiana
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This was a once in a lifetime experience. We went by ferry from cozamel to playa del Carmen. We were taken there by an employee of the tour company who made sure we were going the right way and we're met by another employee andput on vans for the approximately 30 minute drive. They provided life vest, snorkel and mask... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nancy G

Travelers who viewed Centro Ecologico Akumal also viewed

Akumal, Riviera Maya
Akumal, Riviera Maya
 
Akumal, Riviera Maya
Akumal, Riviera Maya
 

Been to Centro Ecologico Akumal? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Centro Ecologico Akumal and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Centro Ecologico Akumal staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?