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Address: Akumal, Mexico
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The Best beach in the area

What an awesome beach. Plenty of excellent restaurants / bars and a great swimming area. Ran into quite a few huge turtles feeding on the edges of the area. Plenty to see and do... read more

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Centennial, Colorado
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

What an awesome beach. Plenty of excellent restaurants / bars and a great swimming area. Ran into quite a few huge turtles feeding on the edges of the area. Plenty to see and do. If your in this area it is A MUST DO.

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Snorkel with a local guide on this lovely beach. We got to see turtles and rays along with other marine life.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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I think the reviews are misleading.. The beach isn't as big as it seems. most of it is for resorts. there is ONE bar for the public and we didn't see any chairs or umbrella's to rent. we did snorkel with the sea turtles, that was pretty awesome!!! I don't think we needed the guide. Bring your own snorkel and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We are staying at the Bahia Principe Akumal resort. The beach is shared with the sister hotels, Coba, Tulum and Sian Kaan. Other than the small area for premier flub members, the Akumal part of the beach is by far the nicest. It's quieter and has an adults only area. There are a few bars dotted around and staff giving... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I did a lot of research into snorkeling in Akumal Bay prior to our trip. Everything you can imagine. Here's what you need to know! Over the winter months, there was a government restriction put on Akumal Bay to protect the Sea Turtles and their amazing habitat in the bay. This ended in April 2017. No tours in the bay... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Akumal beach is beautiful. We loved our walks on the beach and snorkeled for the first time. The word Akumal means place of the turtles and we got to see huge turtles swimming quite close to shore. It was an amazing experience . Unfortunately the government shut the snorkelling down for the rest of the week we were there and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at 10 am by taxi and rented lockers/life jax and walked down beach to snorkel -brought our own equipment. Woman in kayak was paddling around buoy line blowing whistle and yelling at everyone. We went further down the beach and saw two turtles and found a reef with tropical fish. It is a nice beach and was ok... More 

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Long Beach, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went on a Monday, and the environmentalists would not let us swim with the sea turtles - they said it was "the turtles day off!" One of them in a kayak tried to run me over in an attempt to keep us away. There were armed police on the beach, and people trying to sell/rent us stuff which we... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very relaxed, safe beach for sunbathing and snorkeling. The main attraction is the turtles, and fish. It is very safe. We left our stuff (not valuables) on the beach while we snorkeled for a couple of hours, walked the beach and had a snack at the restaurant. Our stuff was never touched. The beach is very clean. The sand is... More 

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Amazing hotel friendly staff very good value great food and al la cartes lovely beach can recommend and would return

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