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Centro Ecologico Akumal

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Km 104 Carretera Puerto Juarez-Tulum, Akumal 77730, Mexico
+52 984 875 9095
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  • Average6%
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“sea turtles” (24 reviews)
“akumal bay” (12 reviews)
“laying eggs” (3 reviews)
Km 104 Carretera Puerto Juarez-Tulum, Akumal 77730, Mexico
Km 104 Carretera Puerto Juarez-Tulum, Akumal 77730, Mexico
+52 984 875 9095

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Reviewed 10 January 2016

This was so moving. Gentle creatures in their own habitat that we got an opportunity to view up close.

Thank Iris L
Reviewed 7 December 2015

This is an environmentally savvy organization that is attempting to asset with the turtles. The person we spoke with was very knowledgable and a delight to visit EVEN off season.

Thank MJK636
Reviewed 23 November 2015

better than overrated swimming with dolphins, not advertised much but a great day, easy to get to, great memories. you see lots of turtles but also squid, ray, star fish, etc

1  Thank Preet C
Reviewed 21 November 2015

They do a good job trying to educate the public about the importance of the sea turtles in the area. Worth the visit!

Thank Jodi G
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Turtles are another amazing creation of God. Here they are studied and cared for. Eggs are protected from predators Swimming with the turtles was easy and safe.

Thank JackandDiane2013
Reviewed 8 November 2015

you must have a cold shower before you go into the sea.You have to wear a life jacket,no matter if you can swim or not,,thats the law there.

Thank 715andy
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

Went to Akumal with 3 friends and paid 350 pesos to go through the ecological centre to snorkel with the turtles! Our guide was amazing and we saw about 5 adult turtles. Going through the Eco centre benefits the reef as the money we paid...More

3  Thank gracewilko
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This place was really cool. Very different type of snorkeling than I am used to, but I loved it! The water was so clear and fresh. They don't allow regular sunscreen, so heads up that you'll need to get special sunscreen. They sell it there,...More

Thank Kulagirl
Reviewed 15 October 2015

They coordinated our day to Akumal Beach and Aktun Chen. They were knowledgeable and friendly, our group of six had a great time.

Thank neptune-mick
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Fantastic snorkelling with free swimming turtles, beautiful beach, warm waters and hidden treasures. I can't believe we got so close to these magnificent creatures.

Thank Michelle C
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Michele G
4 April 2017|
Response from EmmaMaryBrown | Reviewed this property |
I think it's the time of year you are going because it's breeding season. We went early October and there were no restrictions.
23 August 2016|
Response from Michael L | Reviewed this property |
I would love to help you, but I don't know what event is being discussed here. I know that CEA organizes a lot of events throughout the year.
22 May 2016|
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Response from Michael L | Reviewed this property |
When I did my research back in 1995, they female turtles came to the beach all summer long (June-August) to lay their eggs; during this time, many of the turtle eggs that were laid earlier that Summer (say May) hatched, and... More