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Reviewed July 11, 2017

You will love the beach here very clear and calm and laid back for couples and family to enjoy all day.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank M8526FBjaviercoleman
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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Wow what an amazing beach, sand that is golden and smooth. Being on a nature reserve/turtle sanctuary there is no smoking on the beach it self and some areas that you can only snorkel in with permission. (Small tax and control of numbers) although most of it you can snorkel in all day fine. We didn't manage to see a turtle although other hotel guests did. We saw lots of other marine life, many different varieties of fish and a sting ray!

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank G_Wils0n
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

I was able to go to Akumal last April of 2016, and this was part of our Tulum Ruins day trip. Our tour guides took us and informed us of the conservation that was taking place to help save the turtles, and has been occurring for years.

You are not to wear sunscreen when in the water, as it causes the sea turtles to develop skin cancer. Once in the water you snorkel out about 100yds and then you start seeing this tiny grass growing on the sea floor (turtle food). When you look closer you see them, nope those are not boulders, they are TURTLES! It was amazing to see them and have them swim right up to you, but don't touch.

UPDATE, as of this year (July 2017) we were told you cannot book tours to the beach to swim with the turtles, the Mexican Military has taken over the location to help protect the turtles. If you want, there are a lot of resorts there, and you can take a cab from your resort to the beach. There is apparently a small area of the beach left that you can swim out of, just remember to bring your own snorkel gear.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Grifftx
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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

My heart wants to tell you to stay away because this place is so beautiful and unspoiled I don't want to share it! Akumal beach and bay or a turtle sanctuary deep in the heart of the Mayan Riviera. Although affected by Coral whitening as much as the rest of the Caribbean, Akumal still has the best snorkeling in the area and you cannot swim out without seeing Green Turtles.

Please don't tell your friends about this magical place! If you do go, Las Casitas Akumal is right on the beach I personally recommend #7!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful beach! Clean beach, clean sand, clear waters, well maintained and secure. Went snorkeling and saw the turtles and other fish...Loved it!

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Karen C
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