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Akumal Beach

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“sea turtles”(910 reviews)
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 August 2003

We visited Akumul Beach in early December.The beach was clean and quiet. The area is very quiet and relaxing and free of almost all commercialization! There were plenty of palapa's for shade and lounge chairs for rent.The beach is close to a great reef which...More

54  Thank bargainbetty
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 April 2015

If you are planning to visit Akumal Beach because you have heard it is a turtle haven and a wonderful place to snorkel, read on. Times have changed. I have been visiting Akumal Beach since 2006 and have spent many a wonderful hour with my...More

59  Thank htissue
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Reviewed yesterday

We went mostly to shop but we've been to the beach in the past and it was very good. We snorkeled there and saw turtles. Felt safe there too.

Thank Westofcrazy
Reviewed yesterday

I was very surprised that you can no longer swim freely here you must pay to go with a guide you must pay to get on the beach you must pay to do just about anything! You are aloud to go waist deep after paying...More

Thank kimberlylU4428GB
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were told there are sellers requiering fees for life jackets, tours, entrance fee etc. This is a nice public beach so if you look past the agressive salesmen it is a nice place. We passed the entrance and found a bit quieter spot were...More

2  Thank 184magnusf
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a private tour company take us and I’m glad because getting to the beach seemed confusing. Our local guide was able to get us there without issue. The beach is pretty but there were a lot of people. That and the rain the...More

Thank kbrown80
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful location, no issues being sold anything as we were on organised trip to snorkel with turtles. Saw 3/4 but hard to spot as too many people in way snorkelling also but good 1/2 day out, pity no time to enjoy beach etc after

Thank scubachick1975
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did an excursion while staying at Akumal Bay Beach & Wellness Resort. I am not a swimmer and panic when in deep water but really wanted to do the excursion. Our guide, Eddy, with Cancun Adventures made it happen! He stayed beside me through...More

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited for years. It is very built up now, but there is still a charming aspect to it. Head over to the local grocery store, pick up a couple of cold beers and some chicharrons and enjoy the view of one of Mexico's nicest...More

Thank YYZpax
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We set off from Tulum later than the reviews had recommended as we had decided we didn’t want to do any tours. Reviews varied as to gaining access to the beach, what you had to pay, who would hound you for getting a tour, what...More

4  Thank PJGH89
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful golden sandy beach, well maintained. Seaweed removed regularly by the staff. The sea is blue and clear, you can clearly see a large variety of tropical fish swimming around you, Many holidaymakers took bread into the water with them and the fish would quickly...More

Thank riderlynn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We set off from our hotel , Royal Catalonia, by collectivo to Akumal at 8:30am and arrived 15 mins later. We had been to look at the area the day before and booked with Saul Lopez, Paseos Mayas de Akumal. 1200 peso for a guided...More

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17 November 2018|
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Response from 136steviec | Reviewed this property |
We went with an organised tour which was a complete package that included transport there and back flotation jacket mask , snorkel and fins and a dive guide we paid £35 pounds each through our tour company TUI
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