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Centro Ecologico Akumal

#10 of 27 things to do in Akumal Features Animals
Km 104 Carretera Puerto Juarez-Tulum, Akumal 77730, Mexico
+52 984 875 9095
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“sea turtles” (23 reviews)
“akumal bay” (12 reviews)
“laying eggs” (3 reviews)
Km 104 Carretera Puerto Juarez-Tulum, Akumal 77730, Mexico
+52 984 875 9095

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

A beautiful location with plenty of wildlife - the issue is that it has been discovered and is getting more crowded all the time. Sometimes they restrict organized tours of the bay. I would suggest staying at Secrets Akumal or the Akumal Bay Beach and...More

Thank SoCa1l26
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Akumal bay is where the turtles come to lay their eggs each season. Best times are June and July. You will see turtles in 8 feet of water, 20 feet of water. I have seen up to 15 turtles on one snorkeling there. I don't...More

1  Thank 042715
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting Akumal for 20+ years and, though it's always been busy, this year was insanely busy! The biggest and most frustrating part was that you now have to hire a guide to see the turtles! We never had to do that in...More

Thank Skye M
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We walked to downtown Akumal Bay and searched for the Centro Ecologico ... it was a little difficult to find but we asked and received directions. We had a good visit with staff, in particular Amanda provided us a good overview of their work in...More

Thank gremlin56
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This was unbelievable. We got to swim with the turtles.. brought our own fins and snorkeling gear. The whole experience cost a locker and the collective fares. Amazing

1  Thank Ben K
Reviewed 1 February 2017

You are greeted by locals who want to take you out on their snorkel activity but all you need to do is go to the beach booth and hire your own snorkelling equipment then off you go. Its amazing and have done this several times...More

3  Thank Dave M
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is a must do excursion . The turtles brought tears to my eyes. Swimming in the cenotes was exciting and educational. Our guide was very professional and fun.

1  Thank Jacqlynn B
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Snorkeling in the turtle sanctuary at Akumal, sounds like an exciting adventure, right? That's what we thought too, Wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!. The Akumal snorkeling experience at the Sanctuary had its ups and downs. It was a bit pricey, it cost an additional 400 pesos for the Reef...More

1  Thank Jeffery P
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This was worse snorkel experience - six of us all masks leaked and we all took in salt water. No fins and we were swimming against current. Our guide had fins and kept telling us to hurry up. Only saw two turtles and one stingray....More

Thank Shelleykm2016
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Really funny to call that centro ecologico !!!! Loool In mexico i like how they behave, like on akumal beach there is nothing plastic to avoid tourist to throw on beach, like they are ecologic...on some places (contoy) its forbidden to use sun cream u...More

2  Thank Hriad
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Thanks for your review Sandra....headed that way in a couple of weeks. Was this a particular organized event at Centro Ecologico Akumal?
22 August 2016|
Response from Michael L | Reviewed this property |
I would love to help you, but I don't know what event is being discussed here. I know that CEA organizes a lot of events throughout the year.
What months of the year can you see the turtles nesting, and the Release of them to the sea?
21 May 2016|
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Response from Michael L | Reviewed this property |
When I did my research back in 1995, they female turtles came to the beach all summer long (June-August) to lay their eggs; during this time, many of the turtle eggs that were laid earlier that Summer (say May) hatched, and... More