Akumal Beach, Akumal

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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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  • Really scenic beach and we had a lovely breakfast watching the groups go out to swim with the turtles 
    Really scenic beach and we had a lovely breakfast watching the groups go out to swim with the turtles  more »
  • We were two weeks at Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort in May 2022. It was very nice vacation. The service was outstanding! Special thanks to Belen (Public Relations), Ricardo, Filip and Miriam... 
    We were two weeks at Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort in May 2022. It was very nice vacation. The service was outstanding! Special thanks to Belen (Public Relations), Ricardo, Filip and Miriam...  more »
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  • Too expensive, but has excellent view front beach and free parking
  • Tourist trap posing as Natural Park. In fact it is just a beach where you pay for admittedly good facilities like changing rooms and beach showers. And that would be fine except that the 100 pessos entry only allows to swim in circle in the roped off shallow area like in the kindergarten. Anything further up is allowed only with a guide for another 300+. So in summary if you come here to see turtles pay 400 pesos and you will leave happy. If you come to just access the beach it's a total rip off and scam. Just go to any beach or even Half Moon bay 1 minute walk next door for free.

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