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Akumal Beach

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“beautiful beach” (619 reviews)
“sea turtles” (878 reviews)
“fish” (1,064 reviews)
Akumal, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an experience for all ages - if your visit is at the right time, take the trip and go. You will be so glad you did!

Thank movintoak
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great stretch of beach in the Riviera Maya, the North end of the beach is a bit rocky but the stretch beside Akumal hotel is great.

1  Thank Steve P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You do NOT need a guide. Just like everyone else said bypass the people trying to stop you and just go straight to dive shop. We paid about $200 pesos total to rent 2 masks and snorkels. Parking $20 pesos pesos per hour. Seeing the...More

1  Thank camcam777
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice beaches ... we stayed at Akumal Bay Beach Resort ... staff does a great job of clearing seaweed every morning! Loved our stay.

1  Thank Carey S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Standing room only.....literally there was like one foot of space between us and the 3 or 4 other groups sat around our shaded spot. But everything was friendly enough and the beach was nice and calm and warm. Nothing spectacular and we enjoyed ourselves a...More

2  Thank TravellingToothbrush
Reviewed 6 days ago

After reading other reviews we decided that early was best. We were staying at the Hard Rock hotel so booked a taxi for 7am and 15-20 minutes later we arrived at this beautiful beach. Hardly anyone else there and no other snorkellers. We turned right...More

1  Thank Chris V
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a bucket lister that we are so glad we crossed off! It is truly magical with all the hustle and bustle, the stories of yesterday and all the tourists and locals coming out in one tremendous beach. Turtles! This is a no brainer....More

2  Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is lovely beach. The water isn't as clear as I thought it would be but still nice. We drove ourselves here and took some advice from another reviewer to pass the two parking lots on the right and go to the one on the...More

2  Thank TamaramaSydney
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hire a vest jacket (100 pesos), and enjoy the sea turtles experience on the nearby hotel beach. Go early as possible, ideally for 8:30am to increases chance to see turtles.

1  Thank Bartek-Papierz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing beach and loved the private adukts only area for guest of the Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Ka'an. Spent most of our time here, so relaxing and a piece of paradise with lots of happy memories of our Honeymoon.

Thank Cerijg123
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28 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
14 July 2017|
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Response from Wbgb | Reviewed this property |
Collectivo runs up and down the highway one would have about 1/2 mile walk to the beach
12 July 2017|
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Response from jakeshep90 | Reviewed this property |
We went there about midday and we found loads and we got told when we was there that only spend about 2-3 minutes watching 1 turtle as they need to surface 😀