Akumal Beach, Akumal

4.1
#1 of 254 in Beaches in Mexico
Swim with adorable sea turtles at Akumal Beach, located in a small town that serves as a welcome relief from the overcrowded Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Home to just over 1,000 residents, the town provides plenty of tourist-oriented amenities, while several outfits operating on the beach itself offer snorkeling gear for rent and guided experiences for novice turtle enthusiasts. Simple shacks scattered across the long beach sell snacks, fish specialties, and cold drinks. The optimal time to see the beach's reptilian residents is between May and November, when the turtles come ashore and lay their eggs. Plan to see Akumal Beach and other attractions that appeal to you using our Akumal trip maker app.
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  • The snorkeling was outstanding! Fish come right to shore! The turtles were amazing to watch. The beach is gorgeous!  more »
  • If you're coming from playa del carmen, you can take the colectivo for 40pesos/person per direction. Once there, I recommend getting to Akumal early, because the visitor center opens at 9am, so...  more »
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