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Centro Ecologico Akumal

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Address: Km 104 Carretera Puerto Juarez-Tulum, Akumal 77730, Mexico
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Swimming with Turtles 🐢🐢🐢

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 November 2016
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Howden, United Kingdom
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Howden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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6 reviews
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing first encounter with these gracious creatures. Respect the advise from the people to wear life jackets, since it's all on the turtles' behalf. You'd get too excited to dive deep and disturb the grazing animals. It was an honor to be able to swim with them while they too enjoy their freedom.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This was a truly magical trip on a moonlit night in Akumal. Very helpful staff and we saw 5 loggerhead turtles born and two green turtles lay their eggs in the nests they had dug on the beach. Only this group are licensed to protect the turtles, provide a small talk before the evening walk and escort you back to... More 

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