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Akumal Beach

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Akumal is an awesome place to spend the day. It's the real deal! You can take the bus down from Cancun and spend the day snorkeling with the sea turtles for free, then take the bus back to Cancun as they run every 10-15 minutes....More

Thank Deb E
Reviewed 2 days ago

this is the best beach around, turtles swim and next here, you have to pay a little extra a stop here, but there are some nice little hotels to explore.

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately, I went to Akumal when it was filled by Sargazo - a brown sea weed that makes the water brown and it produces a terrible smell - so the beach wasn’t great nor there were turtles. So 1st tip is: look it up if...More

2  Thank Maria Alice N
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had a very different experience from the past few reviewers. We did this a bit on the fly and found this guide very useful see: 3rd link down when googling akumal snorkelling We entered and paid the entry fee + life jackets. My husband,...More

Thank supertearz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here to snorkel with the turtles, great beach for it, but we did see just as many in the hotel beach. So car parking here works out expensive approx 50 dollara

Thank karen0711love
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you go to Akumal by yourself, be careful. We were scammed into parking our car kilometers away from the lagoon and beach. Beaches are mostly private and the lagoon will cost you 265 pesos which is way overpriced. We walked for ages through the...More

Thank Layuitholland
Reviewed 5 days ago

The beach stretches for about a mile beyond the Bahia Principe Hotel complex and indeed it is stunning however there is a serious seaweed problem with tons and tons of seaweed being washed up on to the beach and lingering in the shallow water making...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Akumal Bay has a lovely beach and the best resort to stay at is Akumal Bay Well-being Resort. You have the opportunity to see turtles and it is an excellent bay for snorkelling.

Thank Daisy H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful clean beach. Blue sea. Perfect for snorkeling. Safe waters to swim in. Plenty of sunbeds and parsols

1  Thank cartertrish791
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not long after we parked out car, guys on the street were hawking us to pay for their services and that we must rent a life vest before we swim. Be aware these are scams and I would recommend walking directly to the entrance and...More

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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.