Akumal Beach

Akumal Beach: Hours, Address, Akumal Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Akumal Beach
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Stan W
Fort Worth, TX37 contributions
Beautiful beach!
Aug. 2021
Akumal Beach is a beautiful beach that is well groomed by the resorts and community. We stayed at Secrets Akumal and has a wonderful time snorkeling with the turtles!
Written September 3, 2021
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Noel N
Saint Paul, MN13 contributions
Super clear water!
Jul. 2021
If you're looking for warm, clear, relaxing water where you can float and forget your troubles, this is the spot. For a small fee, there are guides who will take you out to snorkel and see the seat turtles!
Written August 22, 2021
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NC2264
Deerfield Beach, FL349 contributions
Beautiful beach
Jul. 2021
Great beach for swimming, snorkeling and turtle watching. Has lots of restaurant/beach clubs, however not crowded.
Written August 16, 2021
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Gui Porto
Barra da Lagoa, SC9 contributions
Tourist trap. You’re forced to pay to access the beach.
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Tourist trap.
Akumal is not the same as a few years ago.
Now it’s full of tour guides trying to sell you things. You have to pay even to grant access to the beach.

It costs 120 pesos per person to access the beach and swim in a limited area. They will try really hard to sell you the package that you have access to snorkeling equipment and swim in other areas (more than 500 pesos per person).
Parking costs usually 50 pesos. You can find some spots at 20 pesos per hour.
Staff is rude everywhere. And you always have the feeling of a tourist trap.
Written August 15, 2021
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Kathy Likes to Travel
2 contributions
We enjoyed looking for turtles!
Jul. 2021
We snorkeled to look for turtles. While searching for turtles we enjoyed a fun variety of fish other reef plants.
Written August 15, 2021
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musictraveler40
Austin, TX476 contributions
Great beach experience
Jul. 2021 • Family
If you take the time to find the spots, you can avoid the sargassum and enjoy the beauty of Akumal. My wife and I strolled the beach southward and discovered many great sites and also places to eat and enjoy the sun. Turtle eggs everywhere, so be careful where you step! We loved this beautiful place!
Written August 7, 2021
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Pat & Wayne Dunlap
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA16 contributions
Beautiful white sand beach!
Jun. 2021
Lovely place to visit, the water is warm beach is stunning and the resort Akumal Bay & Beach resort was excellent! Second visit and this time took the whole family. Everyone love it, we'll be back!
Written July 27, 2021
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Vince W
43 contributions
Turtle snorkeling at Akumal Beach
Jul. 2021
Spent the day snorkeling for sea turtles. Water was not optimal due to a lot of sargasum but we did manage to see turtles. Local beach restaurant was excellent.
Written July 25, 2021
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Katlyn58
Mesa, AZ6 contributions
SARGASSO IS FOR REAL
Jul. 2021
We just came back from 7 days in Akumal, cut our trip short 3 days because the sargasso is SO BAD!! Believe everything you read and hear about it, we did not and we paid the price. Moved to 3 different condos trying to get away from the sargasso, which has inundated the entire coast of Akumal. In most locations, you can't even access the water the sargasso is so bad, and the smell is unbelievably horrible. You can smell it from blocks away. Unless you are willing to accept the impacts from the sargasso, I would wait to travel here when the sargasso is gone.
Written July 11, 2021
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Ray Malave
30 contributions
Beware of the sargasso
Jul. 2021 • Couples
We visited Akumal with the intent of staying two weeks. The condo we were staying was a beautiful penthouse with a breathtaking view of the ocean. Unfortunately, equally breathtaking was the stomach wrenching smell of the decomposing sargassum that had accumulated on the beach shore. We learned it goes from April to August. Needless to say, we could not deal with the smell and terminated our stay in Akumal and move to Cozumel. We will return to Akumal during the non sargassum season. Plan your visit accordingly.
Written July 10, 2021
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