We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Centro Ecologico Akumal

Features Animals
Km 104 Carretera Puerto Juarez-Tulum, Akumal 77730, Mexico
+52 984 875 9095
Call
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
from US$129.00*
Snorkel Xtreme Cancun
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sea turtles” (24 reviews)
“akumal bay” (12 reviews)
LOCATION
Km 104 Carretera Puerto Juarez-Tulum, Akumal 77730, Mexico
CONTACT
Website
+52 984 875 9095

Similar Things to Do in Akumal

Write a ReviewReviews (475)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"sea turtles"
in 24 reviews
"akumal bay"
in 12 reviews
"follow the rules"
in 2 reviews
"turtle sanctuary"
in 3 reviews
"fish"
in 16 reviews
"nice tour"
in 2 reviews
"these amazing creatures"
in 2 reviews
"great shopping"
in 2 reviews
"snorkeling gear"
in 3 reviews
"public beach"
in 2 reviews
"cea"
in 28 reviews
"volunteers"
in 11 reviews
"guide"
in 49 reviews
"life"
in 17 reviews
"information"
in 15 reviews
"hatching"
in 7 reviews
"equipment"
in 15 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 191 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Other than the beach being extremly busy and very packed, it was a great first time experiencing snorkeling in the crystal clear waters! We seen 2 big turtles, a 5 foot barracudda, all kinds of fish and a mantaray! Had a great day!

Thank Kristyn L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the local collectiva to the main overpass at Akumal, walk towards the water for 10 minutes, when through the main entrance, keep right to the beach. No more Fins allowed anymore here due to the fins damaging the grass. They have a couple of...More

Thank Krazy_Kanuks
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They use to have a bigger office on the beach with an educational center. I stopped in last week and it is now the Akumal Dive Shop. CEA has moved across the street and has a much smaller office. However, their water and sea turtle...More

1  Thank TravelTalkDeborah
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Did the snorkelling here and although they limit the amount of people at a time it’s still way too busy. People also still stand on the shallow reef sections and sea grass (which the turtles feed on) and little to no enforcement on it. Doesn’t...More

1  Thank Andrew J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I spent the New Year in Playa Del Carmen and decided to take a taxi to Akumal based on a recommendation for snorkeling areas. This area is extremely busy as it is a large tourist destination. There is plenty of room to...More

1  Thank Mark G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Martha and the other volunteers at CEA are doing a fantastic job in helping to understand the turtles around the bay, they are freindly informative people (well Martha was fantastic anyway) and will teach and show you loads of things you didn't know and never...More

1  Thank 11,849
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I love my sea turtles! bring yer camera, don't touch the coral reef with yer fins, just takes pics & float in the middle of the ocean with yer guides. Giant sting rays too!

Thank stacie10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This place is very pretty, the mexicans saw the opportunity to squeeze every dime out of the gullible tourists who visit the beach and they put a big rope so you cannot pass UNLESS you have what they call a private guide who is someone...More

6  Thank bryanmantezoni
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 May 2017

A beautiful location with plenty of wildlife - the issue is that it has been discovered and is getting more crowded all the time. Sometimes they restrict organized tours of the bay. I would suggest staying at Secrets Akumal or the Akumal Bay Beach and...More

Thank SoCa1l26
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Akumal bay is where the turtles come to lay their eggs each season. Best times are June and July. You will see turtles in 8 feet of water, 20 feet of water. I have seen up to 15 turtles on one snorkeling there. I don't...More

1  Thank 042715
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PreviousNext
12345620
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 23 hotels in Akumal
Las Casitas Akumal
140 reviews
.11 km away
Hotel Akumal Caribe
461 reviews
.13 km away
Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya
3,386 reviews
.28 km away
Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort
4,691 reviews
.82 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Taverna Akumal
416 reviews
.18 km away
Turtle Bay Bakery & Cafe
1,714 reviews
.16 km away
La Buena Vida
3,346 reviews
1.04 km away
La Lunita
789 reviews
1.36 km away
Nearby Attractions
Akumal Beach
11,673 reviews
.03 km away
Cenote Santa Cruz
578 reviews
1.10 km away
Akumal Monkey Sanctuary and Rescued Animals
452 reviews
.63 km away
Half Moon Bay
445 reviews
1.20 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Michele G
4 April 2017|
Answer
Response from EmmaMaryBrown | Reviewed this property |
I think it's the time of year you are going because it's breeding season. We went early October and there were no restrictions.
1
Vote
Djbubblz
23 August 2016|
Answer
Response from Michael L | Reviewed this property |
I would love to help you, but I don't know what event is being discussed here. I know that CEA organizes a lot of events throughout the year.
0
Votes
ks60
22 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Michael L | Reviewed this property |
When I did my research back in 1995, they female turtles came to the beach all summer long (June-August) to lay their eggs; during this time, many of the turtle eggs that were laid earlier that Summer (say May) hatched, and... More
1
Vote
PreviousNext
12345