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Address: Its the Ocean, Akumal, Mexico
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US$ 146.00*
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Akumal Bay Sea Turtle and Snorkel Adventure from Cozumel
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US$ 95.00*
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Snorkeling at Akumal Turtle Reef and Chikinha Cenote

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The place to see turtles

My first time to snorkel at Akumal Bay. I came to see turtles and was not disappointed. Not long after entering the water you see them - there must be dozens in the bay. Not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Powell River, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first time to snorkel at Akumal Bay. I came to see turtles and was not disappointed. Not long after entering the water you see them - there must be dozens in the bay. Not only turtles but rays and fish. The beach is quite busy but it definitely is a "must see" if you are in the area. Bring... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a day trip to Akumal Bay from Tulum to see some sea turtles. We arrived by 9am, paid 50 pesos to park our rental car in a lot right outside the white arch welcoming us to Akumal Playa. We saw the dive shop on the left, and saw many divers coming in and out of the shop. I... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You absolutely must snorkel in Akumal bay if you have the chance. We saw several sea turtles, 5 rays, a barracuda and tons of fish. Definitely take the time to do this if in the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

What a lovely cove! But it gets very busy after 10am. We stayed in the hotel in the middle of the bay and were able to swim out to see the turtles very early. The locals are pretty protective which is nice to see. The don't allow people past a certain point without a life vest. So they will not... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

The only bad part is the aggressive, harassing, intimidating tour operators fraudulently misrepresenting themselves as government officials. I was in Akumal January 8-15, 2017. My wife and I did encounter very aggressive people in the bay, and on the beach. They claimed that life jackets are mandatory and flippers not allowed. Having been in contact with the Ecological Centre before... More 

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Tysons Corner, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I was visiting Cozumel and wanted to swim with sea turtles, so we took the ferry and colectivo to Akumal Beach. It was the highlight of my trip!!! We got there later in the day, so the water was slightly cloudy from people stirring up sand, but we still saw many turtles (maybe 5-10, and probably some of the same... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

People will stop you while entering the bay trying to sell you guided tours and equipment (about 500 pesos per person). They will tell you about the rules of the bay and will also use a few arguments to obtain a quick payment from you such as: visibilty is great only now, turtles are coming only now close to shore,... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I don't understand why anyone has given this place high ratings. It's jam-packed and the reef is completely destroyed. Tragic. I saw a couple of turtles and a few fish, but what a disaster this was. I snorkeled at a reef in a deserted area of the Yucatan (Mahahual) last year and it was incredible. I guess my hopes were... More 

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Kenosha WI.
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

3 years make a big difference we were there 3 years ago and just last week November 10th this is the slow season and there are way to many people here and you have the dive shop trying to tell you that you can't use fins or snorkel out of their roped area towards Akumal beach resort that's bull yes... More 

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Stoke-on-trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We stayed at Akumal Bay Beach and Wellness Resort, which is located on Akumal Bay. The beach has beautiful white sand and the sea has stunning clear water. There is another hotel on the bay, along with a few restaurants and shops, including 2 dive centres and fishing excursions. Well worth a visit, to either go diving, snorkelling, fishing or... More 

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