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Centro Ecologico Akumal

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Km 104 Carretera Puerto Juarez-Tulum, Akumal 77730, Mexico
+52 984 875 9095
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  • Excellent63%
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  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
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“sea turtles” (25 reviews)
“akumal bay” (12 reviews)
LOCATION
Km 104 Carretera Puerto Juarez-Tulum, Akumal 77730, Mexico
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+52 984 875 9095
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"sea turtles"
in 25 reviews
"akumal bay"
in 12 reviews
"follow the rules"
in 2 reviews
"turtle sanctuary"
in 3 reviews
"fish"
in 16 reviews
"these amazing creatures"
in 2 reviews
"natural environment"
in 2 reviews
"great shopping"
in 2 reviews
"snorkeling equipment"
in 3 reviews
"public beach"
in 2 reviews
"cea"
in 28 reviews
"volunteers"
in 11 reviews
"guide"
in 49 reviews
"hatching"
in 7 reviews
"conservation"
in 7 reviews
"fins"
in 9 reviews
"jacket"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Mexico in 2016 with my husband and had a wonderful experience swimming with the turtles and snorkeling in this beautiful beach. Unfortunately, I just went back earlier this month and the experience was terrible due to all the people selling tours as...More

Thank Paola M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a beach full of people and a lot of swimmers following some "well trained" turtles ! it's not worth the ticket

Thank Alberto P
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Nice area to see the turtles and fish. Does get crowded after 11am so early. We were actually at Secrets which provides snorkeling equipment but many people come in through the town of Akumal.

1  Thank tmcq
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We went to Akumal beach several times over the years and swam with the turtles, But now they have all kinds of workers stopping you on your way into the beach to try to get you to pay to swim with the turtles,. They kinda...More

Thank Collette L
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Loved the place but hate seeing how people disturb animals in their natural environment. This is not a zoo or an aquatic park.

Thank MarieLelene
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 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
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

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
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

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
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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
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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
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Michele G
4 April 2017|
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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.
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Djbubblz
23 August 2016|
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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.
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ks60
22 May 2016|
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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
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