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Akumal Bay

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“sea turtles”(34 reviews)
“fish”(39 reviews)
“dive shop”(14 reviews)
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went here for our honeymoon the first 2 weeks of August 2018. What can can I say this place is amazing hands down best place I've been to yet. The staff are absolutely amazing and can't do enough for you. Everyone...More

Thank ConorM1501
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed at Dreams Tulum only 15 mins from the beach at Akumal. Hotel tours were very expensive . Took a private taxi to the beach and got there by 8 .15 am. Entry to the beach is from 9 am and cheap , but...More

Thank Red1000
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

This used to be a really beautiful place but is now a hot spot for a tourist rip off. You pay to access the beach and then it’s only 20 metres of sea unless you pay more money!! Madness! The money you pay certainly isn’t...More

3  Thank Shellyrando
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

After reading a ton of reviews, we were skeptical about this place but still decided to give it a try anyway. We were not “harassed” by anyone regarding tours but maybe because we were early and the beach was still quite empty. Yes we were...More

Thank lynntangg
Reviewed 27 June 2018

As many of you probably know, there’s a lot of confusion about what’s required to enter the turtle snorkeling area. You do not need to buy a tour or be escorted; ignore them all. Pay 100 pesos pp at the ticket counter and then go...More

1  Thank FunBruce
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Akumal Mexico is a charming location one and a half hour South of Cancun. We decided to not rent a car and rent a golf cart. From the airport we used Cancun.Valet with private transport which was one hundred and eighty round trip with an...More

Thank carlfillingame
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

If you visit Quintana Roo, make sure you don't forget Akumal to see turtles! We booked with Blue Heaven Experience in Playa del Carmen and had a blast!!

Thank Nick K
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We recently stayed at ABR May 31st-June 7th. Excellent service, great food, clean rooms and friendly people. It was amazing how nice all the employees were. They always said hi with a smile. Beatriz who walked me to the far restroom when the other one...More

Thank fivewebsmt
Reviewed 4 June 2018

It's best to go early in the morning so visibility is good. I've snorkeled here many times in the past, but recently it's gotten much more difficult to access the beach. I read that the only people with any legal authority are police officers and...More

Thank tkdkag
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Akumal Bay is supposed to be the calmest most beautiful place to swim with sea turtles. It is great that we did this on a tour because had we not, the ability to get through the gauntlet to gain entry would be difficult at best....More

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26 April 2017|
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Response from Tonatzin M | Reviewed this property |
You should be fine early morning to see fish. I brought snorkel stuff for kids I found on sale at target. Speedo was the brand another mom recommended. The make that also covers the nose. My 4 year tried it. Meh. The 7 and 9... More
Laura P
4 September 2016|
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Response from Katie_Emma17 | Reviewed this property |
About 100m inland from the beach, as you pass through the archway into the sort of 'town' area if you like (where the taxi you get there will drop you off) there are taxis galore, just tell one where you're going and they... More
3 March 2015|
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Response from EdwardRY | Reviewed this property |
Haven't seen any cabanas and it's often windy for umbrellas. Find a palm to sit under that doesn't have coconuts on it.