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Half Day Akumal Bay Sea Turtle Snorkeling and Cenote from Riviera Maya, Cancun...
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“snorkel gear” (12 reviews)
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Its the Ocean, Akumal, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful beach, very preserved, excellent time . great bar lol-ha,delicious food. white sand ,great staff , will return again n again

Thank steve h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brought our own snorkel gear, ignored the numerous people telling us we needed a tour as per all the tips we read and WOW. We didn't see any sea turtles as we arrived around 11 am (I tried getting the group out the door forever!)...More

Thank Dstrick77
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We showed up in the afternoon, but was stopped by what looked like an official source, who told us that they were limiting snorkelers to the bay for ecological reasons. It was a total scam. We showed up the next day and realized that there...More

1  Thank Jolee v
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the Bahia Principle a Tulum and decided to take a taxi to the nearby beach - cost 200mex . The beach is very busy with all the snorkelling done there. We paid for a couple of loungers and had an pleasant...More

Thank Roslyn138
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Lovely private beach was connected to our hotel resort with many sun loungers and bars along the sea front.

Thank alijw2015
Reviewed 1 July 2017

What an amazing experience! To just be able to go into the ocean and have 3 or 4 turtles just swimming around in front you of is amazing. The beach itself is beautiful, and I would 100% recommend visiting. Taxis are cheap and easy to...More

Thank antoniagregory
Reviewed 25 June 2017

This beach was lovely and great place if you wish to see turtles and other marine animal's. taxis are very cheap to get here.

Thank Anth F
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

There's a lot of misinformation out there and all the rules were changed a couple of months ago. Here's the real deal about swimming with the sea turtles as of June 2. The government has roped off the sea grass area and the reef offshore...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Travelled to Akumal with my family… Children ages three and one. It was quite rustic and undeveloped. In earlier times in my life that would've been a much bigger pro. At this time in my life with small children it made things quite a bit...More

Thank Liz K
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Don't go here unless you're willing to pay $35 USD to see the turtles. This place has now become a total scam - theft in broad daylight, increadibly obnoxious, overcrowded place with touts hassling you wherever you are. We came to Akumal after being adviced...More

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25 April 2017|
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Response from mmaclel2 | Reviewed this property |
Be cautious with Akumal Bay right now, due to debacles over tours not being licensed properly, scammers claiming to be government officials, blocking people from swimming/snorkelling unless they purchase a tour, etc. There... More
Laura P
4 September 2016|
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Response from Katie_Emma17 | Reviewed this property |
About 100m inland from the beach, as you pass through the archway into the sort of 'town' area if you like (where the taxi you get there will drop you off) there are taxis galore, just tell one where you're going and they... More
2 March 2015|
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Response from EdwardRY | Reviewed this property |
Haven't seen any cabanas and it's often windy for umbrellas. Find a palm to sit under that doesn't have coconuts on it.