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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
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
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
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
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
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