I am actually staying in Playa Del Carmen but plan to spend a day at the beach near Akumal in search of the sea turtles. We have our own snorkel gear and we don't like doing the excursion tours as there are too many people present and we want to spend a nice relaxing quiet day on the beach snorkeling for turtles.
Which beach (area) would be best for viewing the turtles? Also do these beaches allow pubic access? When are the turtles most active and when would be the best time of day for viewing?