Things to Do in Akumal

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  • Tom H
    Denver, CO41 contributions
    Akumal Beach is a little off the beaten path and often times will not make Top 10 lists of things to do in and around Cancun. However, it was probably the highlight of our trip. We were unaware that you need to pay $25/person USD to swim with the turtles, which for some reason stay within a protected zone. But for $25, we received a guided tour, snorkel equipment, locker, showers, parking and could spend all day on the beach. We swam with two huge loggerhead turtles, giant stingrays, starfish, squid and at 100+ fish species. If you opt to not get a guided tour, you only pay $6/person (bring your own equipment) and can still easily swim out to an amazingly beautiful coral reef that is only 150-200 feet off shore. You will not be disappointed. Water is clear although there was quite a bit of sargassum along the shore during our visit. I would say the one downside is most of the beachfront here are in front of hotels and resorts, so space is fairly limited.
    Written August 12, 2022
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  • Benjamin B
    Vienna, Austria1 contribution
    Our family had an informative and magical tour of the caves. Our wonderful guide was Diego. He was funny, friendly, and especially patient with my wife who was taking a lot of photos and moving more slowly than the rest of our group. Diego also gave us good restaurant tips for after the tour. I highly recommend a tour with Diego at Aktun Chen! (His storytelling and English were perfect) Our 8 year old son also had a great time.
    Written August 3, 2022
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  • calidris1
    Mount Holly, VT85 contributions
    A very nice lagoon for swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing in the sun. Water is not as clear as it used to be but there are plenty of rock formations and fishes to enjoy. Watch the tides, there can be a strong outflow making the return swim a real effort. Gets overrun with tour groups in midday so go early or later in the afternoon.
    Written March 5, 2022
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  • Massdane
    Fayetteville, AR562 contributions
    We did this excursion while staying at a nearby resort. We were supposed to do the Animal Sanctuary and the Ceynote, but didn't realize when we booked the afternoon option that the ceynote wouldn't be included. Looking back, we weren't charged for that, just the Sanctuary. We had three kids with us (8, 10 and 11) and they enjoyed it greatly, as did we! We got to hold a large boa constrictor, some macaws, and enjoy being close up with a cute monkey. I liked the fact that staff was very professional, and also that they were very clear (especially with kids involved) about what the rules were. We felt safe and enjoyed seeing the animals (supposedly being rehabbed, to be released back into the wild). Some of them had smaller enclosures, but all looked well cared for. Staff was obviously very fond of the animals. It made for a fun afternoon. We ended up buying the pix and were very happy with them.
    Written August 9, 2022
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  • fabubba
    Green Bay, WI5 contributions
    Had never snorkeled before, the cenote was beautiful, if a bit chilly. There wasn’t as much wildlife, but it was an amazing experience.
    Written March 2, 2022
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  • SC
    1 contribution
    Three children on our trip did this yesterday. Ages 9, 12 & 12. Oh my goodness.... It was AMAZING. Totally worth it. I have just read a few reviews and note that one family had the experience in the back pool which is more difficult to see. We were in the main pool and could see everything. The adults in the trip were very jealous and are considering doing it ourselves!! Friendly staff, great trainer, beautiful dolphins. Well worth the money. Photos are excellent. Highly recommended. Thank you!
    Written July 31, 2022
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  • Tag_Beak
    Birmingham, England272 contributions
    We visited as a group of 7 with kids aged 13,12,11. Really interesting few hours. Roberto shows you around his house and then gives a tour of the jungle and his 4 cenotes (3 wet 1 dry). He explained a lot about the things you see in the jungle and in the cenotes. The cave tours are dark with flashlights but the kids loved it. You see bars and hear tales of jaguar sightings. Within 1 day you get a bunch of photos that Roberto takes and uploads to one drive for you. Great memory and a highlight of our holiday in Riviera Maya.
    Written August 12, 2022
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  • Kim J
    4 contributions
    This was our first time visiting the Rescue, our daughters and their families visited previously and raved about it.. First of all I love what they stand for-they are rescuing hurt and neglected animals, not making money off of some captured animals. Our tour guide was great, so informative. We loved seeing the animals/birds and hearing their stories. Then the bonus is the cenote, it is beautiful and a special treat if you've never visited a cenote. It was easy to reserve, easy to pay, easy to get to from Akumal Bay Beach and Wellness Resort especially. You can tell these are good people doing good things!
    Written August 11, 2022
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  • Amy M
    San Pedro, Belize115 contributions
    The cenotes and snorkeling were wonderful as was the tour of TULUM ruins. Can't wait to go back to the hotel district of TULUM itself. Wonderfull people, very hospitable and friendly and the food, so fresh and tasty!
    Written December 2, 2020
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  • Alastair S
    Lancaster, UK2 contributions
    Snorkeling with about a dozen turtles was amazing. A little bit of a circus as you could not free roam in the bay with your own snorkeling equipment however given it is such a honeypot for trippers to see turtles the restrictions do offer the turtles some piece. The facilities (toilets, lockers and showers) were very useful. The beachfront restaurant was lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed a couple of drinks in the shade watching the bay and people go by. Well worth a visit.
    Written July 24, 2022
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  • camilla350
    Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada20 contributions
    Had our first trip to Akumal Mexico in early April. We wanted to find a place we could visit and bring some donations to. We found this great place for Mexican children. A place for the children to play and learn. We dropped off our donations and were invited back to visit the children. I loved seeing the children jump on trampolins,ride bikes and build legos. They have art classes and other classes for them. A cute little libary with many books. They take the older kids on field trips to see their beautiful area. It was a highlight off my trip to Mexico. A great place to support.
    Written April 25, 2022
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  • jenmanera
    8 contributions
    We went to Central Akumal during our stay in North Akumal. There’s a lot of inexpensive and excellent food in “Old Akumal”. Definitely stop by the Farmer’s market to take some fruit to your home away from home.
    Written November 28, 2020
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  • Mika
    4 contributions
    We went to the cenotes and there was no one else there! We basically had a private denote for 2 hours and the entry fee was 10 dollars a person. The cenote had a rope to swing into it, a "diving board" and a little hammock! Only downside was the dirt road getting there. Be careful and drive slow!
    Written July 1, 2022
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  • Adam K
    1 contribution
    I came down to the shop just to ask for single dive prices, it was shut but I bumped into Eduardo and Sarah (owners) who opened up and showed me around. Settled on 2 dives and loved them both. keen to do more they couldn’t fit any more explore dives for myself, so instead squeezed me onto an open water course they were running. The third instructor Léa preceded to teach this course in both French and English simultaneously which was amazing. Can’t recommend these guys enough! Hope to be back again some day. Thanks for everything
    Written August 3, 2022
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  • SianShock
    Swansea, UK22 contributions
    Just want to say a massive THANK YOU to all the team at Akumal Bay Dive Center. After a stressful couple of years, we wanted a relaxing holiday with the focus on diving and decided to return to the Akumal Beach Resort as we’d had a good experience at that hotel many years ago before the makeover. After talking to all 3 dive shops in the bay we went with these guys as Vito was super friendly and helpful. Everything was easy, we were given a locker close to the boat, so we didn’t have to carry all our gear up and down the beach every dive. I get incredibly seasick, so it was great for me that the dive sites are so close and the boats return to the shore between dives. All the guides were helpful, knowledgeable, fun and always helping us spot interesting sea life. We did most of our dives with Helder and Michelle (sorry if I spelt any names wrong!), both great guys. We always dived in small groups which meant that the guides could be attentive, and we got friendly with some of the other regular divers. Aramis also organised some centoe dives for us with Chino (a very experienced cave diver) which was a surreal and magical experience. I can’t recommend these guys enough; we had such a wonderful time and we really hope to come back one day 😊
    Thanks again, Siân and Lee. xxx
    Written November 28, 2021
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