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Address: Akumal, Mexico
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Turtles, Snorkeling, and Cenotes Adventure in Akumal

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Spectacular place to watch the sunrise

Clean and beautiful. I woke up early to catch the sunrise here and was not disappointed. Great beach to walk and collect shells and take in the warm breeze and beauty of Mexico.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Clean and beautiful. I woke up early to catch the sunrise here and was not disappointed. Great beach to walk and collect shells and take in the warm breeze and beauty of Mexico.

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Greenwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My second time at the beach snorkeling with the turtles, fish and rays. It was a bit windy and the ocean was rough so the visibility was not the best but it did not mean the turtles weren't out. We never do the tours as they are too crowded and all we have to do is wait for them to... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I did two dives with friends from this beach through tim and katrin who work out of the dive centre at gran serinis hotel. V good scuba dive we had our own guide so cannot comment on quality of instruction from the akumal dive centre but the boat staff were good and helpful and friendly. We also had a photographer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a great place, there was so many turtles, and we so big Manta Rays and lot of stingrays. The beach is so nice .. we had a beautiful day.

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Midland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful beach but absolutely packed with locals and tourists! The sand and water were amazing and the water was full of wildlife

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Tenby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent a few hours at the stunning Akumal beach and thoroughly enjoyed an up close and personal turtle experience. As previous reviewers have said, you do not need to take a tour here. Just go to one of the stations on the beach which are clearly marked and you can hire snorkels (if you need them) life jackets and lockers... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for the day. Don't listen to the guides. Don't pay for a snorkel tour. Don't believe that only so many people are allowed out each day! Get there early. Take your own snorkel kit (no fins) and rent a life jacket which is mandatory. 100 pesos each on the beach and a deposit (I used my watch). This means... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this beach have everything to enjoy the water snorkelling fishing diving lots of palm trees for shade good restaurants ice cream shop

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Akumal Beach in early December 2016. The beach is close to a great reef which you can actually swim to from shore - Great place for snorkeling with crystal clear sea and snow white sand. You can see everything: sea turtles, lots of fishes... Akumal is one of this world gems...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the highlight of my trip to Playa del Carmen! I definitely recommend booking a tour because it's worth the money and it's guaranteed you'll see sea turtles. The snorkeling is also better in the morning, and you'll beat the crowds!! I booked mine through blue caribe, and I had an awesome, knowledgeable guide who took us to see... More 

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