Akumal Bay

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91nitarich
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Not a good experience or worth the money
May 2021
My family and I came to the beach for a regular beach day after reviewing nice beaches on the internet. If you are looking for waves this beach area is not it. It is calm waters so waves do not come in this area. The beach is roped off. Once we arrived at the location we was approached by a "Resort guy" who said it would be $26 to swim with turtles and get chairs, umbrellas, towels, lockers for the price. Once we paid the guy he proceeded to take us snorkeling with the turtles as soon as we walked in. We couldn't find a spot on the beach first. We had to get undressed at the door and put snorkeling gear on. We explained to the guy we haven't been swimming since covid-19 started and would like practice but he proceeded to continue with the tour. He brought one ring buoy out when 3 of us saying we needed extra assistance and as we went out it was a couple water spouts on the water. I warned the tour guy and he looked at me like I was crazy and my family I went back to the shore. Once we went on shore we grabbed our things and tried to find a spot on the beach. Unfortunately, no one told us we had to stay within a certain area for what we paid for. It was only a a small square where we could sit. We did find a umbrella but when we asked for chairs it took a hour for someone to tell us there was no chairs available so we sat on the sand even though our money was suppose to provide chairs and towels. I would not pay nor visit this particular place again.
Written June 6, 2021
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Kendra C
29 contributions
Akumal Bay has been ruined
Mar 2021
I have been coming to Akumal since the early 1990's, and I've accommodated the development in Akumal Bay. However, after this last trip, I will not visit the bay area since it has been ruined by greed. The once peaceful bay, it now overcrowded by resorts and pan-handing people who are ignorant & rude to the people like our family.

On this last visit, our family who spent over $1K+ on scuba diving at ADS and $3K on accommodations were continuously hassled by the those folks at Akumal Bay.
Written March 11, 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia9,575 contributions
Calm beach with turtles
Dec 2020
Akumal Bay is a secluded bay on Riviera Maya between Playa del Carmen and Tulum.
The whole bay is protected by a coral reef, so the sea here is calmer and is home to sea turtles.
There're many places along the bay you can find your free spot to enjoy.
For tips how to see the turtles hassle free and without scams please read my detailed Akumal beach review.
Written January 31, 2021
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AliBug
Charlotte, NC1,405 contributions
Beautiful Bay Beach
Sep 2020
I'm so glad I read about this area before our trip. I didn't know it existed. What a lovely and quiet bay. We explored it one afternoon and decided to return for dinner later that week. There are a couple of cute aritsan shops in the zone and a few restaurants. And extremely picturesque.
Written November 11, 2020
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Voyager-Michele
Zaandijk, The Netherlands203 contributions
Turtle Bay
Oct 2019
We arrived on this beach, a nice bay with not many tourist early in the morning.
There were a lot of turtles, so we took as many pictures as we could.
This beach is easy to reach.
Written November 6, 2019
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Sharon B
37 contributions
Swimming with turtles
Aug 2019 • Family
We got a collectivo to Akumal Bay which was very easily done. Once we got off we had a 10 minute walk to the bay which was pointed out to us by the driver. We was asked by a couple of people if we wanted a guide but we politely said no and they left us alone. We did get a guide which was recommend to us by the people who gave out information near the bay. We got a locker and all the snorkelling equipment although myself and my youngest son used our own full face masks. I'm not very confident in water but we were all given life jackets and our guide also offered to pull me and my son once were in the very deep water on a life ring so we could just look without having to swim. Our guide was really nice and pointed out so many fish and turtles and let is look for as long as we wanted to. We was in the water for around 50 minutes and my whole family agreed that even though you have to pay for this experience it was well worth it once you see the turtles. We was so close we could all hear them pulling and chewing the grass and they were not bothered about us being there.
Written August 14, 2019
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Nics M
London, UK59 contributions
Surprisingly quiet beach and ...turtles
Aug 2019 • Friends
Akumal is a great spot an hour + out of Cancun. The beach has lovely white sand and was never overly busy. The seaweed comes in and is cleared daily so didn't affect our enjoyment. Nice lunch restaurant and a fabulous dinner menu next door.
And the turtles! Get out snorkelling early and you will see them, close to the shore in water that was no deeper than I am tall. You’ll also see sting rays and lots of fish.
I also went diving, just to 18m, as there is a coral reef just a 10min boat ride from the sure. More turtles. Great dive shops right on the beach. A single dive was $70.
Written August 11, 2019
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Sharmlover01_11
Bristol, UK246 contributions
Gorgeous place
Aug 2019 • Couples
Lovely bay with beautiful vista and range of marine life. Advice would be to get there around 9am for best chance to see turtles, don’t have to join tour but it does solve issues around the rules for snorkelling around the shore. Lovely places to eat and drink, with range of offerings for places to store your belongings and offer showers etc
Written August 10, 2019
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John C
Nyack, NY154 contributions
Not sure what to say with all the changes
Feb 2019 • Friends
One of the more disappointing aspects of our trip. Access to the beach is difficult and comes with a fee. This is in part to allowing over snorkeling. Commercial snorkeling is prohibited for the month of February, a good thing. Frankly, didn't seem it to me. Still several guys out renting gear and tellig tourists to snorkel.
Written February 9, 2019
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Discover Calakmul México
Mahahual, Mexico75 contributions
Snorkeling in Akumal
Feb 2019 • Solo
There is a beautiful Place but nevertheless, mahahual is a best place to snorkeling. U recommend have your oun equipment to practice snorkeling because the cost of rent one in Akumal it is expensive.
Written February 6, 2019
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