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Centro Ecologico Akumal

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Km 104 Carretera Puerto Juarez-Tulum, Akumal 77730, Mexico
+52 984 875 9095
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“sea turtles” (25 reviews)
“akumal bay” (12 reviews)
“laying eggs” (3 reviews)
Km 104 Carretera Puerto Juarez-Tulum, Akumal 77730, Mexico
+52 984 875 9095

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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Snorkeling in the turtle sanctuary at Akumal, sounds like an exciting adventure, right? That's what we thought too, Wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!. The Akumal snorkeling experience at the Sanctuary had its ups and downs. It was a bit pricey, it cost an additional 400 pesos for the Reef...More

1  Thank jefferyp2017
Reviewed 15 January 2017

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....More

Thank Shelleykm2016
Reviewed 9 January 2017 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...More

4  Thank Hriad
Reviewed 6 January 2017

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...More

Thank Amber K
Reviewed 27 December 2016

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
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....More

1  Thank Nigel B
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

1  Thank paulm101257
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...More

2  Thank EmmaMaryBrown
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....More

7  Thank Carmen M
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...More

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Michele G
3 April 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.
22 August 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.
21 May 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