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Akumal Beach

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Yucatan Peninsula Full-Day Private Tour: Akumal, Tulum Ruins and Cenote Swim
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Turtle Snorkeling and Magical Cenote Tour in Tulum
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  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“beautiful beach” (634 reviews)
“sea turtles” (909 reviews)
“fish” (1,124 reviews)
Akumal, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I try to pay locals and stay away from tours. Money should benefit the people of Mexico. I found a local guide and it costed 25 usd per person. We saw 2 huge turtles and a couple big sting rings. Also a pair of squids...More

Thank CeeMosier
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Driving into the park the guides try and stop you aggressively to talk to them. We just blew past them and paid to park for 50 pesos. When we got on the beach we noticed there were marked off sections for snorkelers with guides. We...More

1  Thank jeffreywallace
Reviewed 2 days ago

On the pretense of protecting the turtles. They have made it nearly impossible to snorkel the bay without a guide . You have to walk all the way down in front of the all inclusive resorts to snorkel with out a guide. And you can...More

Thank amstelncv
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My fiancé and I were worried about our visit having read about all the aggressive “guides” and uncertainty about new rules. Here is our experience based on our visit on Sunday 10 Dec 2017. We drove from Tulum and arrived at 8:45am. We drove past...More

1  Thank Dancingspice
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This beach is magnificent. We swam with turtles. It brought tears to my eyes because 5 years earlier I released a baby turtle. I named him Roger and I believe he was at that beach. The guides were amazing and made sure we had an...More

Thank Jacqlynn B
Reviewed 4 days ago

A beautiful area focused on conservation and protection of the reef living and growing right below the surface.

Thank bythetrough
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had arrived at this beach by local transport. Firstly you can’t use flippers and you MUST wear a life vest in the water. This is to help preserve the coral reef and the sea life. The beach is beautiful. I suggest getting here first...More

Thank Kaya W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous white powder beach with incredible blue water. Beach is public. Tours come to snorkel and see the sea turtles. Not a lot of seagrass comes up on shore.

Thank fabutvlagt
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There's not a lot you can say except stunning there's plenty to do snorkling swim with the turtles bars food outstanding views very easy to lose yourself in its beauty xx

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went there to just go snorkeling from the beach. After paying for parking we were told we needed to book a tour (expensive!), wear life jackets and only snorkel in a restricted area (a short half a circle). Not sure what to believe from...More

Thank Lt_Frank_Drebin
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18 November 2017|
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Response from dartmanbull | Reviewed this property |
Yes,you can see them all year around,if you go early in the morning you have the opportunity to see more because there are less people in the water, they feed on the sea grass so swim where is dark that is the sea... More
Belinda W
28 September 2017|
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Response from Lauralalali | Reviewed this property |
Yep, I believe it is absolutely about a twenty minute drive from your resort. Have a great time 👍
28 August 2017|
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Response from J Brian I | Reviewed this property |
Yes if you can make your way back to Akumal Bay (you may have to pay for parking), but yes you can rent palapa's and/or beach chairs & towels, which comes with bracelets to show you belong for the day on the private beach... More