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Akumal Beach

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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (634 reviews)
“sea turtles” (909 reviews)
“fish” (1,124 reviews)
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Akumal, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A beautiful area focused on conservation and protection of the reef living and growing right below the surface.

Thank bythetrough
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had arrived at this beach by local transport. Firstly you can’t use flippers and you MUST wear a life vest in the water. This is to help preserve the coral reef and the sea life. The beach is beautiful. I suggest getting here first...More

Thank Kaya W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous white powder beach with incredible blue water. Beach is public. Tours come to snorkel and see the sea turtles. Not a lot of seagrass comes up on shore.

Thank fabutvlagt
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There's not a lot you can say except stunning there's plenty to do snorkling swim with the turtles bars food outstanding views very easy to lose yourself in its beauty xx

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went there to just go snorkeling from the beach. After paying for parking we were told we needed to book a tour (expensive!), wear life jackets and only snorkel in a restricted area (a short half a circle). Not sure what to believe from...More

Thank Lt_Frank_Drebin
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderfully protected are of the reef to see all sorts of sea creatures and especially turtles feeding on the sea grass. A note those who snorkel...short fins only cause long ones can cause damage to the coral and such.

Thank thatistaken
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Easy to get parking, 50 pesos. Ignore the guys chatting with you about requirements for life vests. You don’t need them, we had them. Entrance to the beach is free, it seemed like a guy trying to sell stuff when we walked over but was...More

Thank robertrbeard
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend visited Akumal beach during our recent visit to Mexico. Prior to arrival I’d already done a bit of research as to what to see and do around the area and for an inexpensive day out this was the place. Initially coming...More

1  Thank Sophia A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful beach. Soft white sand and patrolled by lifeguards. Hotel security on hand. Scuba diving and snorkelling on the doorstep.

1  Thank brewers1621
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The beaches here in Akumel are beautiful. Sandy, yes. Littered with shards of broken coral, yes! Bring your water shoes. This is the only way to enjoy the beach. Also, the beach is very shallow for meters. Useless swimming area. Do not know why there's...More

1  Thank ugojoema
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IzzTraveller
18 November 2017|
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Response from dartmanbull | Reviewed this property |
Yes,you can see them all year around,if you go early in the morning you have the opportunity to see more because there are less people in the water, they feed on the sea grass so swim where is dark that is the sea... More
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Belinda W
28 September 2017|
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Response from Lauralalali | Reviewed this property |
Yep, I believe it is absolutely about a twenty minute drive from your resort. Have a great time 👍
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newcomerCoArmagh
29 August 2017|
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Response from J Brian I | Reviewed this property |
Yes if you can make your way back to Akumal Bay (you may have to pay for parking), but yes you can rent palapa's and/or beach chairs & towels, which comes with bracelets to show you belong for the day on the private beach... More
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