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Centro Ecologico Akumal

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Address: Km 104 Carretera Puerto Juarez-Tulum, Akumal 77730, Mexico
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Snorkel Xtreme Cancun
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Excellent Conservation Effort

We walked to downtown Akumal Bay and searched for the Centro Ecologico ... it was a little difficult to find but we asked and received directions. We had a good visit with staff... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
gremlin56
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Owen Sound, Canada

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Owen Sound, Canada
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked to downtown Akumal Bay and searched for the Centro Ecologico ... it was a little difficult to find but we asked and received directions. We had a good visit with staff, in particular Amanda provided us a good overview of their work in trying to protect the sea turtles, their nests and hatchlings as well as in protecting... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

This was unbelievable. We got to swim with the turtles.. brought our own fins and snorkeling gear. The whole experience cost a locker and the collective fares. Amazing

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

You are greeted by locals who want to take you out on their snorkel activity but all you need to do is go to the beach booth and hire your own snorkelling equipment then off you go. Its amazing and have done this several times when staying at the grand Bahia at Akumal. Take either a taxi or a local... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017

This is a must do excursion . The turtles brought tears to my eyes. Swimming in the cenotes was exciting and educational. Our guide was very professional and fun.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017

Snorkeling in the turtle sanctuary at Akumal, sounds like an exciting adventure, right? That's what we thought too, Wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!. The Akumal snorkeling experience at the Sanctuary had its ups and downs. It was a bit pricey, it cost an additional 400 pesos for the Reef Tax, which is above and beyond our day excursion fees to get there. We were... More 

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Lumsden, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

This was worse snorkel experience - six of us all masks leaked and we all took in salt water. No fins and we were swimming against current. Our guide had fins and kept telling us to hurry up. Only saw two turtles and one stingray. Very crowded spot to snorkel as was tourist trap.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Really funny to call that centro ecologico !!!! Loool In mexico i like how they behave, like on akumal beach there is nothing plastic to avoid tourist to throw on beach, like they are ecologic...on some places (contoy) its forbidden to use sun cream u need to use bio sun cream...all this hypocrite make make me laugh when i see... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

In August I was one of 7 people that were accepted to go on the nightly Tortuga walk. That evening it rained and there was lightning so I did not know if we were going to be able to do the walk. Luckily by the time we got there it stopped. After a briefing about what the CEA does and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

We drove there..ten min drive from hotel You can do it yourself if you bring your own life jacket and snorkeling gear. my boys and I did it ourselves....saw two huge turtles and fishes.. the beach is super packed and filled with sea weeds

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Firstly you will get stopped on the road into the beach .just say you are going to have lunch. Then pass through the large gates and park on the left cost 20 for an hour. Have your own snorkelling gear and walk to the beach. Be aware of conservation,but if you can swim and float easily you don't need a... More 

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