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Akumal Beach

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“beautiful beach” (651 reviews)
“sea turtles” (916 reviews)
“fish” (1,156 reviews)
Akumal, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

Very clean beach in a quaint beach town with reef at your fingertips. A variety of marine life and many sea turtles.

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely beach, huge turtles, lovely to see. I'd recommend going early and avoiding the people trying to sell you things. You don't need a guide to see the turtles, they are about half way down the beach in a morning, near the turtle grass. On...More

2  Thank xnatalie
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great beach but this year was the first time we did not see any turtles- the govt is trying to regulate use of the beach and protect the turtles, so you are only allowed to snorkel with a life vest on- it...More

1  Thank wiltshirepeace
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited beach via a snorkeling excursion, so we only have the diving club's beach as a reference point. Turtles! Barracudas! Stingrays!

1  Thank kevtownhouse
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beach is FAR even with trams. Drinks readily available IF your in the pool. Staff not friendly, courteous or helpful.

1  Thank reaDarlena F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Akumal Beach is sheltered by a reef, which means the water is calm and clear. Sea turtles graze on the bottom of the bay, and the many species of fish don't seem at all afraid of snorkelers. It's gorgeous, particularly in the mornings, but gets...More

1  Thank Maria V
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were traveling with 2 grandparents, 2 parents, and two kids under 2. The palm trees on the beach were excellent shade cover for the kids and the water was nice and calm so they could go in (with help, of course). Fish were easily...More

1  Thank amyd1515
Reviewed 4 days ago

Quite a bit busier than we were expecting. Not a lot of swimming areas due to the boat traffic lanes.

1  Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Take the Colectivo from your resort and visit this wonderful little town. Go to Yal Ku and snorkel, eat in the local restaurants and enjoy the turtles after all the larger tours have left. Lol-Ha has an excellent selection of Tequilas and Mezcal to sample...More

1  Thank claundrup
Reviewed 5 days ago

By far, our favorite beach in Mexico. The water is as clear as the water out of the faucet. Gorgeous!

Thank Angela H
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10 February 2018|
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Response from Bruce S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can use your own gear and snorkel there. It's not the best snorkeling in the world as far as numbers of fish and clarity of water, but it's great nonetheless. In Akumal, at Akumal Bay, is the most popular place to... More
vanessa v
6 February 2018|
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Response from Jacqlynn B | Reviewed this property |
Akumal Beach is beautiful and you should definitely swim with the turtles. It's breath taking.