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Akumal Beach

Akumal, Mexico
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“beautiful beach” (584 reviews)
“sea turtles” (856 reviews)
“fish” (1,078 reviews)
Akumal, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

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...More

1  Thank Maria Margarita... S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

1  Thank cookie71
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Swam with turtles. No need to rent and pay guides. Just go and rent snorkels. Go early morning. Return later in day for great restaurants. Watch hockey at the bakery.

1  Thank Mike B
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been to Akumal Beach many times and I love it, especially on Sunday afternoons because many Maya families from town spend the day at the beach. The water and waves are wonderful. It's very windy, so you may want to bring a shawl...More

1  Thank micheledivadivo
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have visited on and off for probably 20yrs and the last trip was getting WAY too busy for me and I`m here in the LOW season ..Just going into town is getting to be a hassle .Hawkers everywhere ,stop -see the turtles ,stop- visit...More

1  Thank Wbgb
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited as part of an 'underwater world' trip with Thomson and were lucky enough to see lots of turtles and sting rays! It's a short 5 min boat ride when you arrive to take you out to the reef then you get about 45...More

1  Thank Grace P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I took a Collectivo (local shuttle van) from my resort to Akumal beach. What a wonderful place. A 3 min walk from the main road into the beach. The beach is protected by the Federal government given their sea turtle population, so it's important to...More

1  Thank Kristopher S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the best beach i have been to. the beach is white sand and the water crystal clear with palm trees all along the beach. We came here on a snorkeling trip and there was so much wildlife! there were sea turtles everywhere we...More

1  Thank woodyGBR
Reviewed 4 days ago

This beach is not really amazing as a beach but its a good snorkerling zone. Theres no sun beds and the sand is rough.

1  Thank Kelly P
Reviewed 5 days ago

With all the things that have been going on around Akumal beach lately with the turtle issue, I was hoping it would still be as fabulous as in the past, and it was, as a matter of fact, it seemed better without the throngs of...More

1  Thank KDubBethelHeights_AR
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Sue J
Hi sorry about this but I am coming out there start June can u go to this beech and swim on your own or not. It's just that my granddaughter wishers to go there and there is no point if she can not also can somebody recommend a place on the beech to eat and drink and possibly watch time go by thanks
13 May 2017|
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Response from tye53 | Reviewed this property |
Make sure u bring water shoes for her and u can easily see her from the bbq restaurant or the beach bar. I am not sure what the waves will be like in June but if it is really windy the waves will be large if she is very... More
Is swimming in the sea allowed now ?
3 May 2017|
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Response from ntchase | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. Go early in the day to avoid all the tours for turtle watching to get the best water conditions.
Hello staying in cancun I know they have only just giving licences again can you get transportation from cancun and a tour guide to swim the turtles if so what companies are they allowing to do it? How does it work now since the ban anyone been recently?
22 April 2017|
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Response from bahamadreamerofwi | Reviewed this property |
They removed the group tours for a bit (this past February), but last I heard there are some groups that are being allowed back in (in April). I apologize, I cannot find the most recent article. I would check with your... More