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Centro Ecologico Akumal

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Address: Km 104 Carretera Puerto Juarez-Tulum, Akumal 77730, Mexico
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Tortuga walk

In August I was one of 7 people that were accepted to go on the nightly Tortuga walk. That evening it rained and there was lightning so I did not know if we were going to be able... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Amber K
Kirkland, Washington

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Lumsden, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was worse snorkel experience - six of us all masks leaked and we all took in salt water. No fins and we were swimming against current. Our guide had fins and kept telling us to hurry up. Only saw two turtles and one stingray. Very crowded spot to snorkel as was tourist trap.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really funny to call that centro ecologico !!!! Loool In mexico i like how they behave, like on akumal beach there is nothing plastic to avoid tourist to throw on beach, like they are ecologic...on some places (contoy) its forbidden to use sun cream u need to use bio sun cream...all this hypocrite make make me laugh when i see... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In August I was one of 7 people that were accepted to go on the nightly Tortuga walk. That evening it rained and there was lightning so I did not know if we were going to be able to do the walk. Luckily by the time we got there it stopped. After a briefing about what the CEA does and... More 

Thank Amber K
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove there..ten min drive from hotel You can do it yourself if you bring your own life jacket and snorkeling gear. my boys and I did it ourselves....saw two huge turtles and fishes.. the beach is super packed and filled with sea weeds

1 Thank sexyteez
Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Firstly you will get stopped on the road into the beach .just say you are going to have lunch. Then pass through the large gates and park on the left cost 20 for an hour. Have your own snorkelling gear and walk to the beach. Be aware of conservation,but if you can swim and float easily you don't need a... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

After a second holiday at bahia princepe we had a day out at akumal beach well swimming with the turtles was absolutely amazing it wasnt expensive but the most amazing thing to do you must try it out

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Howden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing BUT please only use Natural (no chemical) sunscreen. The chemicals in sunscreen are really harmful to the turtles. We did with an organised trip with TUI combined with underground cenote. Don't normally like organised trips but on this occasion was pleased we had chosen as good mix of activities & ensured we were respectful to turtles 🐢 and I... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We thought we could just walk into the water and snorkel on our own but noooo. Upon arriving at the beach, we were immediately approached by many local 'guides' offering their services. We were worried that hiring them was not only a scam, but unnecessary. Then we talked with another guy posing as an official something or other, who stood... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I've been twice, you are guaranteed to see turtles :) don't listen to the guys who approach you on the walk in. You don't need to go with a tour however I have read many people saying no fins. The reason is the water is not very deep and the fins cause the ocean floor to stir which can cover... More 

Thank whiterockdeb
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Visiting the Mayen ruins first, and then swimming with the turtles, through Lomas travel. Very well guided, everything we needed was there (equipment) and very good explanation.

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