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Turtle Snorkeling in Akumal

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Akumal 77730, Mexico
+52 984 155 2055
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Discover the amazing experience of swimming and seeing the Green Turtles all year in Akumal, our environmental friendly tour is also for first timers, no previous experience needed, you just decide to come and we will assure you have one of the most fascinating experiences ever!
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  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Akumal 77730, Mexico
+52 984 155 2055
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visiting this bay was part of an excursion booked through our hotel, Bahia Principe Tulum. We snorkeled with a guide, were required to wear life vests, and use of flippers was prohibited. Water entry is gradual, no dropoffs; and one must snorkel along a path...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful beach that has astounding scenery. Amazing to snorkel around the turtles and there are people to hand to advice and support. It’s not overly touristy and is a lovely haven

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone at Akumal was extremely respectful of the turtles home! It was a breath of fresh air from most guided wildlife encounters. The turtles were beautiful and even if you only see one or two, it's life changing!

Thank maggiejfarmer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw turtles every day, got some nice photos but unable to load. Water mostly clear but if not go a bit further out.

Thank stats1974
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a trip with Thomas Cook, the sea was so rough that my brother was being sick the whole time (he's never been seasick before). The sea was so murky that we couldn't see a thing, our guide swam off and said they'd seen...More

2  Thank lyndsey51145
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When visiting akumal this is a must what a great experiance getting to snorkel around these amazing creatures which you only have to go a few feet out to see and you will see them every couple of minutes.

2  Thank Ian1990
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my partner got a taxi from playa here and were immediately bombarded by tourist guides trying to sell us tours. They try to to convince you that you are not allowed to swim without a guide but this is not true. Continue walking...More

2  Thank Aisling C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Akumal beach is beautiful loads of hotels along the beach front. The whole beach and sea is public anyone can swim there or sit on the beach free. You just need to stay in front of the hotel flags on the beach. We walked there...More

1  Thank Jeremy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We expected much more from this trip. Snorkelling overall in Akumal seemed pretty average, a couple of turtles from a distance make it to 3 star rating, but if you have been snorkelling in good places before, the trip would not live up to expectations.

1  Thank Veronica P
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Have Been coming here for 30 years. Not as great as it was when no one knew about , but still one of the best reefs to swim on. It won't last forever so get it while it is still there. I have seen rays,...More

1  Thank Mike L
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21 September 2017|
Response from CeciliaM405 | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes it is the same Akumal and turtle bay. I don't think Tulum is a bay, just a nice place to visit some Mayan ruins by the water and beautiful beaches. It is a shame Akumal is close for a month. If you stay at a hotel by... More
maureen B
7 September 2017|
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Response from Monica Z | Reviewed this property |
I went in May so I think the best advice I can give you is to contact the Akumal Dive Shop. They are located right at the location where you'll be snorkeling. And I believe they will be able to answer your concerns.
29 August 2017|
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Response from hectorsobe | Reviewed this property |
I didn't pay for a guide. The place is not so big and it's safe to go without a guide