Akumal Beach, Akumal

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Beach · Nature / Park
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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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  • The resort was a good time but the sunscape bartender horacio Perez was the ultimate highlight! He knows his stuff and knows how to communicate and have a great time, and definitely puts on a show... 
    The resort was a good time but the sunscape bartender horacio Perez was the ultimate highlight! He knows his stuff and knows how to communicate and have a great time, and definitely puts on a show...  more »
  • 0*. We drove here from the centre of Tulum, as we’d heard this was the best place to see turtles. When we arrived in our car we were bombarded with tour guides, thrusting laminates of their... 
    0*. We drove here from the centre of Tulum, as we’d heard this was the best place to see turtles. When we arrived in our car we were bombarded with tour guides, thrusting laminates of their...  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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