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Akumal Beach

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Reviewed today via mobile

I first visited Akumal Beach a handful of years ago and it was easily one of the coolest experiences of my life. I purposely booked accommodation near this beach for out next trip. They recently added a number of restricted areas which has completely changed...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank burnie90
Reviewed 2 days ago

Snorkeling is good, loads of fish to see in shallow water. Easily accessible, very little weeds and fairly clear water in some areas. Family friendly,

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the beach here. We were staying at a beach facing property, but saw plenty of walk-ins. If not staying at one of the attached properties, I would bring an umbrella as it seems there is no rental and most of the shaded areas are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank V4197LGdavidr
Reviewed 5 days ago

Akumal beach is a jewel. It is much less crowded than beaches in Cancun and Cozumel. Another great thing about the beach is the snorkeling is fantastic in front of the beach. I have done night dives and night snorkeling. I have seen plenty of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a very nice beach with coconut palms and snorkel water just close to the shore. You need a guide to dive in to the area with the big sea turtles but is it absolutley worth it. You pay on the beach/at the entrance...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fredrik F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We walked to Akumal Beach from our resort. We arrived early and enjoyed the turtles before the tour companies arrived.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank canadaCRN
Reviewed 6 days ago

one place that is a must to visit in Mexico , we really enjoyed the trip that was combined with Tulum visit as well

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Michal S
Reviewed 6 days ago

I read lots of reviews about this place, and followed the advice of getting there for 8:00 am. This is great advice. The hustlers don't start that early, so you are not pestered or ripped off. Yeah, I'm sure it goes towards wildlife conservation all...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank product-of-canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

From our hotel, it was a 5 minute drive (Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya) but costs $20usd EACH WAY in cab fare. It costs $5 to get onto the beach. This goes to the preservation of the beaches and reefs (so they say) but is a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 267nathanr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Abundance of marine life right off the beach Sandy & shallow so easy access into the sea Lifeguard too

Date of experience: March 2019
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Banana416
7 March 2019|
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Response from matthewl313 | Reviewed this property |
The locals will tell you you have to snorkel with a guide and will pressure you into paying for a tour and part of the tour is they put you belongings in a bucket and watch it. That being said, you don't have to snorkel with... More
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Sightsee609194
5 March 2019|
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Response from Laura P | Reviewed this property |
You can walk right through the dive shop for free - that is the access point. The beach does get closed for a whole month for conservation, but I don't remember which month that is. We went at 8am that is when the beach... More
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Nikki S
18 February 2019|
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Response from Laura P | Reviewed this property |
There are a lot of places that rent or sell snorkel gear out on the street, but the dive shop rents snorkel gear and life vests, and yes I saw in kids sizes. The vest rental is 100 pesos, not sure about the snorkel gear we... More
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