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“beautiful beach” (595 reviews)
“sea turtles” (865 reviews)
“fish” (1,086 reviews)
Akumal, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We saw loads of turtles, didn't get hassled at all and had a fab breakfast after snorkelling - all in all, a perfect morning! We got the colectivo there from Tulum (35peso p/p) and headed straight to Akumal Dive Shop (not Akumal Dive Center), arriving...More

Thank SRPerks
Reviewed 2 days ago

This beach was fab it's been blocked off to make it like a lagoon as the waves are quite rough lovely and sandy would definitely recommend

2  Thank leeannCardiff
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been going to Akumal to snorkle with the turtles for 13 years. Over the years it has developed so much that it has taken some of the joy out of the place. Tour operators are super aggressive and lie all the time. They...More

1  Thank taoofthecaribbean
Reviewed 3 days ago

Love this beach it was not busy, water clear, bay kept the waves down and all you need is your mask and snorkel . We bought the full face mask with snorkel combo you can not go wrong with this type of mask it is...More

1  Thank dgcalgary2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

We heard bad things about this beach - crowded, you get hassled a lot, etc. We arrived about 8am, and pretty much had the place to ourselves. We swam around for about 90 minutes, and saw plenty of turtles. It was getting a bit busy...More

2  Thank timpilkington
Reviewed 4 days ago

On our first day, we got suckered into buying a guided tour. It is NOT necessary. The tours are not allowed to solicit inside on the beach. However, "they" have "operatives" on the beach and in the water. The turtles were a 5, but the...More

4  Thank Carey C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice beach, lots of people around. There are two dive shops where you can access snorkel and scuba gear and plenty of eager fisherman to take you out fishing if that is what you are into.

1  Thank Eve S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Only thing I can say about this is there needs to be more shade as the sun beds go quickly need to be up early to get one

1  Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to snorkel on a Monday and was told only beachfront hotel guests could snorkel that day. We went back on Weds. But solo snorkeling was limited inside a certain area with no real views

1  Thank C P R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Must go to this beach to snorkel with the sea turtles. You can easily spend the day there. There's a nice restaurant and bar right on the beach where you can relax and then go back out snorkeling.

Thank krp87b
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La Cueva del Pescador
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Where does the snorkle boat take up? Will it take us beyond the reef? We stay at Akumal bay resort so we have snorkled every day and saw turtles already. Thanks for your info.
2 June 2017|
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Response from rockmaned | Reviewed this property |
You should also try Half Moon Bay. You can walk there and go in at the La Buena Vida and then have a drink or bite to eat when you're done. You can also see if the boat will take you farther north to a couple of spots we... More
Sue J
Hi sorry about this but I am coming out there start June can u go to this beech and swim on your own or not. It's just that my granddaughter wishers to go there and there is no point if she can not also can somebody recommend a place on the beech to eat and drink and possibly watch time go by thanks
13 May 2017|
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Response from tye53 | Reviewed this property |
Make sure u bring water shoes for her and u can easily see her from the bbq restaurant or the beach bar. I am not sure what the waves will be like in June but if it is really windy the waves will be large if she is very... More
Is swimming in the sea allowed now ?
3 May 2017|
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Response from ntchase | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. Go early in the day to avoid all the tours for turtle watching to get the best water conditions.