Akumal Beach, Akumal

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Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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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  • Great place to enjoy the views and water activities! We came here as a second stop for our tour (Mayan ruins w/ cenote). We got our photos taken, given equipment, and took a boat to the sea to...  more »
  • This place is in no way, shape or form, “luxury.” The rooms are old and everything in the rooms either function poorly or don’t function at all. The food outside the dinners is repulsive. Their staff....  more »
  • Too expensive, but has excellent view front beach and free parking
  • This beach is beautiful. You do have to pay to park which was 50 pesos and it was 100 pesos to pay to get in the beach and use the locker, bathrooms, and showers. The beach has a bar, restaurant, and a few small store that sell beach gear and sovineers. To snorkel with the turtle you will have to pay the tour guides. Really a pretty beach with a nice chill atmosphere. Also this beach didnt seem to have the seaweed problem that some other beaches have in the summer months.

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