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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (653 reviews)
“sea turtles” (916 reviews)
“fish” (1,158 reviews)
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Akumal, Mexico
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"beautiful beach"
in 653 reviews
"sea turtles"
in 916 reviews
"fish"
in 1,158 reviews
"public beach"
in 206 reviews
"life jackets"
in 301 reviews
"snorkel gear"
in 295 reviews
"dive shop"
in 313 reviews
"huge turtles"
in 73 reviews
"great snorkeling"
in 105 reviews
"sting ray"
in 142 reviews
"tour groups"
in 89 reviews
"clear water"
in 84 reviews
"playa del carmen"
in 187 reviews
"collectivo"
in 391 reviews
"buoys"
in 103 reviews
"pesos"
in 408 reviews
"seaweed"
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Reviewed yesterday

It can be crowded, but the North side, beyond the area with the boats, is so much quieter - perfect for the kids to play in the sand and to wade into the water. Ideal for gentle swimming. Plenty of fish, you don't need a...More

Thank NathalieandJean
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Reviewed yesterday

Very crowded beach but good snorkel. You can rent lounge chairs for 150 pesos....feb 2018. We didn’t see showers but you c. Pay for a shower. The beach bar is a little expensive. Turtle Bay restaurant has Hppy hour starting 4:00.

Thank Cathy N
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must do every time we come to Cancun! Awesome turtles every time I’ve been. The turtles are usually along the areas where the boats are anchored and the water is so calm. There is also really good shore snorkeling and some really...More

1  Thank sophia g
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Please respect the reef, it is getting too crowded and people are frightening the turtles, you are entering their habitat, they are not there for your personal entertainment, observe them respectfully please.

Thank 857KateL
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This beach is very popular so it is best to go early in the morning. Unfortunately during this month, February 2018, part of the lagoon was roped off to allow the turtles to have an escape from all the hordes of people. We did see...More

Thank STAN49_12
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were staying at an all-inclusive, adults only resort but the beach was open to the public. There wasn't much beach from the back of the resort to the ocean and it was crowded with families and lots of kids. Not exactly the atmosphere I...More

Thank ambert2727
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Are you ok with crowds and lots of locals in basically no clothes? If so, go here. It’s a nice beach, good sand, nice cove, Secrets hotel. All pretty good and a solid 3 star. But then there are parades of other people staying in...More

1  Thank Sharon S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After visiting the beautiful beaches in Tulum, I was disappointed with this beach. Small, very crowded, ground was hard. Lots of people snorkeling in the water; looked very overcrowded in the water. When I approached a snorkeling equipment kiosk to inquire about prices, other snorkeling...More

Thank KDWisconsin
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have been there on Feb 17, 2018. The beach is beautiful, with far less algae than the rest of the coast. Very advisable to go, even if in February they don't let you go on the circuit. Some turtles are coming into the free-swimming...More

Thank DiveAndMore
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing but lots local there not a bad thing and many hotels. Spent a few hours there if you want to snorkel bring your own gear go in the morning when it opens at 9:00am and have the place to yourself. We stayed in Half...More

Thank lmc1110
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Zuzana N
20 February 2018|
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Response from DiveAndMore | Reviewed this property |
in playa del Carmen we didn't find too many place for snorkeling, mainly because the sea was rough due to the weather. I think Akumal is a great option, but you shall also consider to snorkel in one of the Cenotes: Dos Ojos... More
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nwmorris
18 February 2018|
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Response from Joanne H | Reviewed this property |
No problem in the areas where general snorkelling is concerned but there are areas only accessible if you pay for a guide to search for turtles and I believe they insist on life jackets and definitely no flippers/fins as the... More
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lagoona12
10 February 2018|
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Response from Bruce S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can use your own gear and snorkel there. It's not the best snorkeling in the world as far as numbers of fish and clarity of water, but it's great nonetheless. In Akumal, at Akumal Bay, is the most popular place to... More
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