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Akumal Bay vs. Bahia Principe snorkeling

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Akumal Bay vs. Bahia Principe snorkeling

Reading mixed postings about snorkeling in the area. One of the helpful tripadvisor people has given me great info on snorkeling on both areas but I'd also like more feedback.........any info is greatly appreciated....thank you

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1. Re: Akumal Bay vs. Bahia Principe snorkeling

Akumal Bay is by far the better place to snorkel.

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2. Re: Akumal Bay vs. Bahia Principe snorkeling

Akumal Bay is the best, but if you walk down towards GORM, the other side of the Bahia, they have an amazing reef and the snorkelling is great there too. If you want the best snorkelling, take one of the tours, so much more to see, but on the cheap, either the GORM or Akumal Bay as the beach is also amazing.

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3. Re: Akumal Bay vs. Bahia Principe snorkeling

So it is possible to walk from Bahia Principe to GORM? just a few minutes walk?

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4. Re: Akumal Bay vs. Bahia Principe snorkeling

yes it is, it is about 1 km north, just past all the condos

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5. Re: Akumal Bay vs. Bahia Principe snorkeling

This week we have snorkelled at both Bahia Principe and Akumal Bay and theres no comparason AB is much better at the moment.

Bahia used to be very good but i think Dean may have done some damage as it was not up to the standard we came to expect at the Bahia.

The trip from the beach was great though, over to Akumal Bay.

6. Re: Akumal Bay vs. Bahia Principe snorkeling

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