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Turtle Snorkeling in Akumal

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Akumal 77730, Mexico
+52 984 155 2055
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3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves
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Tulum Ruins with Optional Underground River Swim and Lunch from Cancun
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Yucatan Peninsula Full-Day Private Tour: Akumal, Tulum Ruins and Cenote Swim
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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!
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Akumal 77730, Mexico
+52 984 155 2055
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Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank Aisling C
Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank Jeremy L
Reviewed 1 week 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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The snorkeling at Secrets Akumal is fantastic. In fact it is almost too fantastic as you are literally right over the turtles as they much on sea grass. There are posted rules about leaving them alone, but I can't imagine 20 tourists floating above them...More

1  Thank ThinAir145
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend! We paid through Thompson but I'm sure you will get it cheaper from online etc. You are not allowed to use sun cream as it gets into the water and can be dangerous to the environment which I was impressed that they are...More

Thank ElizabethMayJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a cab from my Cancun hotel to Akumal. Its an hour and a half ride. I read that you can take a bus/collectivo and get here very cheaply but since I am an inexperienced international traveler, I was apprehensive. I did notice many...More

2  Thank linda b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were originally going to swim with whale sharks, although we found it to be too expensive and there was a lot of travel time involved. Instead, we visited Akumal beach. Prices are reasonable, and all the equipment is provided. You get a guide who...More

Thank ollyyyw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great thing was so good to see turtles stingrays barracudas had such a good time guide took us out for an hour

Thank Caroleansid W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited Akumal some years ago and it was quiet and you could see the turtles easily. You can still see them as we did today but you need to be a bit on your guard because there are scammers everywhere. Here's a quick...More

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20 September 2017|
Response from Cecilia M | 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
6 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