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Akumal Beach

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“beautiful beach” (600 reviews)
“sea turtles” (874 reviews)
“public beach” (198 reviews)
Akumal, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went last year and thoroughly enjoyed our visit so we definitely wanted to visit again this year. Very disappointed - the lagoon area is all roped off, the area to snorkel is limited and there was very little coral and marine life. You can...More

1  Thank Denise B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Over the top - beautiful ♥️✌🎶 People , place and service👍👍 We enjoyed every minute of our stay at Secrets Akumal. SNORKELED daily...water was perfect.

1  Thank kcaz510
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If your like me and you want to be away from the "party scene" this is the perfect beach. It has beautiful clear water and soft sand. With some nice beach front restaurants where you can have some authentic Mexican seafood. I came here with...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After two days in playa del Carmen we wanted to do some more snorkelling. After reading a bit we decide to go to Akumal in stead of Cozumel because we read that for snorkelling this was the best option (to dive Cozumel as well can...More

1  Thank Lizzi M
Reviewed 3 days ago

I almost didn't bother going to Akumal Beach after hearing about all the hassles with all the tour groups. No you don't need a guide to go swimming at the public beach. Here is how I went snorkeling with the turtles without a guide or...More

2  Thank dstucker
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been coming down to Akumal beach for over 20 years and just love it. We are scuba divers and love the short boat ride to dive locations. Snorkeling in Akumal Bay you can often see turtles.

1  Thank I8373QMcraigc
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just came back from a trip to Mexico. We visited Akumal beach 2 days in a row. We had read about possible scammers trying to push you life vests, snorkeling tours, etc. We had a beach umbrella and went tot he right side and settled...More

3  Thank Patricia M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved this place. A bit of a walk from the main road but a little slice of heaven when you arrive. You can do a snorkelling tour or bring your own and swim with the turtles. Cant wait to return.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A white sand and palm tree paradise for snorkelling enthusiasts and nature-lovers alike. If you're looking for something peaceful and beautiful, then this is one for you to take a look at.

1  Thank Jeanne-Michelle L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Akumal has great snorkeling. We saw many sea turtles, coral, and awesome fish. We even saw a huge stingray. Better snorkeling and more to see than Isla Mujeres and Xel-ha. We spoke with government park agents on the beach- if you want to swim around...More

1  Thank Anna G
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14 July 2017|
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Response from Wbgb | Reviewed this property |
Collectivo runs up and down the highway one would have about 1/2 mile walk to the beach
12 July 2017|
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Response from jakeshep90 | Reviewed this property |
We went there about midday and we found loads and we got told when we was there that only spend about 2-3 minutes watching 1 turtle as they need to surface 😀
Stuart L
10 July 2017|
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Response from skyelilli | Reviewed this property |
There was about 10 in total that I saw on the public beach. There's a fee to use them but I do not know how much this is. There are as many palm trees that provide lovely shade so sit in their shade like we did as there's... More