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Centro Ecologico Akumal

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Reviewed September 28, 2018

Lovely clean beach, very good quality equipment, guides who are knowledgeable and give you a good experience without causing any stress to the animals. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Turnbull61
Reviewed September 17, 2018

The best area in the bay that has sea turtles, large fish, and big reefs is CLOSED for snorkeling. There are three RED sections next to each other that are roped off with buoys. Around the RED sections are roped-off GREEN lanes that the Dive...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank fryme3
Reviewed September 7, 2018

A great experience for us 6 accompanying the conservation team on a beach walk along Akumal bay. It started with a small presentation in the HQ which was informative and interesting. We were so lucky to see a momma turtle come up and lay eggs...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank abbey-7
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Whilst staying in Akumal I read about this organisation, CEA, that are working hard to save the turtles...as well as other wildlife in the surrounding area. We occasionally saw their volunteers patrolling the beaches at night and then when someone mentioned that they sometimes do...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank themilnes
Reviewed August 16, 2018

My best wishes to these people. The are working hard to save the turtles. We went by their offices and talked with Amanda about the turtles. I could not believe it when she said that only 1 in 1,000 baby turtles survive to adulthood. They...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank dtannerea
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Probably best for kids, it is a neat experience but there are other better ones around. The touts and pushy sellers are not a great part to have here, I'm a tourist not a bank so back off. One guy got slapped by my wife...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed March 4, 2018

We went to Akumal beach several times over the years and swam with the turtles, But now they have all kinds of workers stopping you on your way into the beach to try to get you to pay to swim with the turtles,. They kinda...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Collette L
Reviewed February 5, 2018

Take the local collectiva to the main overpass at Akumal, walk towards the water for 10 minutes, when through the main entrance, keep right to the beach. No more Fins allowed anymore here due to the fins damaging the grass. They have a couple of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Krazy_Kanuks
Reviewed January 27, 2018

They use to have a bigger office on the beach with an educational center. I stopped in last week and it is now the Akumal Dive Shop. CEA has moved across the street and has a much smaller office. However, their water and sea turtle...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank TravelTalkDeborah
Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

Did the snorkelling here and although they limit the amount of people at a time it’s still way too busy. People also still stand on the shallow reef sections and sea grass (which the turtles feed on) and little to no enforcement on it. Doesn’t...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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April 3, 2017|
Response from EmmaMaryBrown | Reviewed this property |
I think it's the time of year you are going because it's breeding season. We went early October and there were no restrictions.
August 22, 2016|
Response from Michael L | Reviewed this property |
I would love to help you, but I don't know what event is being discussed here. I know that CEA organizes a lot of events throughout the year.
May 21, 2016|
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Response from Michael L | Reviewed this property |
When I did my research back in 1995, they female turtles came to the beach all summer long (June-August) to lay their eggs; during this time, many of the turtle eggs that were laid earlier that Summer (say May) hatched, and... More