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“beautiful beach” (596 reviews)
“sea turtles” (867 reviews)
“public beach” (192 reviews)
Akumal, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice views with Cristal clear water loads of fish in water and sea turtles will defo come back to this beach if in Mexico again

1  Thank jakeshep90
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the first beach that I visited in Playa del carmen and was a complete disappointment. Towards the entrance, we were hovered with a bunch of guides trying to sell tours and they ended up following us till the beach. The beach was so...More

1  Thank tanushree2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Try to stay at a place on the beach so you can be here on a Monday. There are 75% less people on Monday's. I'm thinking only people staying at hotels in Akumal bay are allowed to be here on Monday's.

1  Thank Fitgirlhilda
Reviewed 3 days ago

All I can say is that this experience was amazing and we did it in the RAIN! We took a taxi from our hotel to the beach, our taxi driver waiting for us (no extra charge) THREE HOURS. Things to know. 1- The beach is...More

1  Thank sliebel752
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went there beacuse a friend recomended it, just grabbed the scubba gear and into the ocean, the turtles are literally right there, a few steps form the shore, you get to swin besides them! Lot´s of fish and other animals! Loved it! They don´t let...More

1  Thank Dani M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely beach but some sharp rocks and the sea was rough with lots of sea weed when we went in April, sadly one hotel guest drowned after getting dragged by a rip tide through the rocks and out to sea

1  Thank norwichmum173
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited here today we got taxi from coba lobby which was 340pesos each way which was good. upon arrival to beach we went in sea for bit then got a guide to take us further out to see the turtles. This experience was amazing...More

1  Thank Anth F
Reviewed 5 days ago

very calm and lovely to stroll have a relaxing cocktail beautiful to take nice photos and very warm water to swim

1  Thank Leandro M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was one of the best beaches we have ever visited, with an added bonus of snorkelling with the turtles. We got there on a local bus called collectivos from Play del Carmen which cost 120 pesos each way and drops you off on the...More

1  Thank scoot22
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful. Clean. Plenty of space. Love the hammock. Great place to just even walk. Nice waves if you have kids with you since it has a very moderate waves.

1  Thank MarlonT
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We are hoping to visit this beach mainly to swim with turtles but is it also a beach you can relax on? Where do you keep your possessions whilst swimming? How much is it to hire a life jacket and snorkel? Where is the best place to get these from?
27 June 2017|
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Response from Earl S | Reviewed this property |
Akumal beach is excellent. However, there are far too many people trying to swim with the turtles. As far as I know there are no facilities for storing valuables. If you are concerned, I suggest a waterproof money belt.
Where does the snorkle boat take up? Will it take us beyond the reef? We stay at Akumal bay resort so we have snorkled every day and saw turtles already. Thanks for your info.
2 June 2017|
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Response from rockmaned | Reviewed this property |
You should also try Half Moon Bay. You can walk there and go in at the La Buena Vida and then have a drink or bite to eat when you're done. You can also see if the boat will take you farther north to a couple of spots we... More
Sue J
Hi sorry about this but I am coming out there start June can u go to this beech and swim on your own or not. It's just that my granddaughter wishers to go there and there is no point if she can not also can somebody recommend a place on the beech to eat and drink and possibly watch time go by thanks
13 May 2017|
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Response from tye53 | Reviewed this property |
Make sure u bring water shoes for her and u can easily see her from the bbq restaurant or the beach bar. I am not sure what the waves will be like in June but if it is really windy the waves will be large if she is very... More