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Akumal Beach

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Reviewed yesterday

Awful and stressful. We went 6 years ago and we were harassed a little bit but this time it was really bad. Constantly harassed all the way down and on the beach too We seemed to have to pay this time to get through to...More

Thank Rob H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Mrs and I went yesterday to see the turtles. We had already read up on the issue with prats trying to flog lifejackets for legal reasons and guided to tours so we don't get locked up! Ignore them all, if they keep on tell...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went here for a day to meet friends. We have been before on an organised trip to swim with turtles - this time brought our own snorkels. Don’t get hassled or sold anything by touts at the entrance, make sure you go all the...More

2  Thank Mrsjewitt
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beach is beautiful great for snorkeling water is clear lots if fish stingray, and turtles to see here.

Thank xyvonne1963
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While my wife and I visited akumal bay wellness resort, we frequently went to the sushi bar every day after swimming and snorkeling. There we were served by Oscar the bartender who made delicious drinks. Oscar always served us with a smile. Making our sushi...More

Thank chasalber52
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited akumal beach today after I had previously visited 2 years ago. Please do not bother going to this beach. We got bullied into paying to go onto the beach after we tried to just walk through the turnstiles. We then got escorted onto...More

1  Thank Steff G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Go and swim with the turtles. Beautiful beach. Remember your snorkelling gear. Not far from the resort.

Thank NigelToursTheWorld
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had great time during our vacation in Akumal Bay in August 2018. Special thanks to Susana (Mesera) for bringing us delicious drinks everyday and being very friendly, and to Oscar for being an extremely nice and positive guy. They work very hard and...More

Thank pikruk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Horrible experience. Our tour driver told us ignore the tour guides and snorkel. We tried to twice and were hassled the entire time. My friend cried.

2  Thank ilovereb
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from Secrets Akumal and the beach was the best part of the experience. The reason we’re reviewing the beach separately is because it is open to the public. This is the best off the beach snorkeling from Cancun to Tulum period. But...More

2  Thank MarriedNoChildren
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31 August 2018|
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Response from Marie-Élaine B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes we are allowed to snorkel without a guide, but you need to walk a little bit on the right of the beach (pass the boats) and you can snorkel at the Secrets resort beach.
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7 May 2018|
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Response from Jesus D | Reviewed this property |
Its private beach now and you have to pay to enter beach. $5 USD per person
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18 March 2018|
Response from maureen B | Reviewed this property |
If you are talking about at the beach then I guess anything at your own risk. Some resorts have lifeguards. If you are talking about hotel pools I guess every hotel has its own rules.