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Centro Ecologico Akumal

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Address: Km 104 Carretera Puerto Juarez-Tulum, Akumal 77730, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 875 9095
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You will see turtles if you can swim.no guide needed

Firstly you will get stopped on the road into the beach .just say you are going to have lunch. Then pass through the large gates and park on the left cost 20 for an hour. Have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Nigel B
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly you will get stopped on the road into the beach .just say you are going to have lunch. Then pass through the large gates and park on the left cost 20 for an hour. Have your own snorkelling gear and walk to the beach. Be aware of conservation,but if you can swim and float easily you don't need a... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a second holiday at bahia princepe we had a day out at akumal beach well swimming with the turtles was absolutely amazing it wasnt expensive but the most amazing thing to do you must try it out

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Howden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing BUT please only use Natural (no chemical) sunscreen. The chemicals in sunscreen are really harmful to the turtles. We did with an organised trip with TUI combined with underground cenote. Don't normally like organised trips but on this occasion was pleased we had chosen as good mix of activities & ensured we were respectful to turtles 🐢 and I... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We thought we could just walk into the water and snorkel on our own but noooo. Upon arriving at the beach, we were immediately approached by many local 'guides' offering their services. We were worried that hiring them was not only a scam, but unnecessary. Then we talked with another guy posing as an official something or other, who stood... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I've been twice, you are guaranteed to see turtles :) don't listen to the guys who approach you on the walk in. You don't need to go with a tour however I have read many people saying no fins. The reason is the water is not very deep and the fins cause the ocean floor to stir which can cover... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Visiting the Mayen ruins first, and then swimming with the turtles, through Lomas travel. Very well guided, everything we needed was there (equipment) and very good explanation.

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nj
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

It was like Stingray City for turtles and this is supposedly the slow season! Saw maybe three in total. Theses got to be a better way.

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Orangeville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Very nice tour to swim with the turtles and small stingrays - recommend The guides are nice guys and helpful with information abut their habits and life cycle

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Lansing, Michigan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The place is amazing but the local don't let you go in! Only if you pay them. Walk to the white hotel and they will leave alone.

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Akumal, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This group is protecting the environment and animals of the Akumal region. There is not much to see (a museum or info center is in discussion) but you can go to their offices and ask anything you would like to know.

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