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Akumal Bay

Its the Ocean, Akumal, Mexico
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Half Day Akumal Bay Sea Turtle Snorkeling and Cenote from Riviera Maya, Cancun...
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Tulum Ruins and Akumal Turtles Combo Tour
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Snorkeling at Tortugas Reef and Chikinha Cenote
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  • Excellent63%
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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“sea turtles” (34 reviews)
“snorkel gear” (13 reviews)
“fish” (39 reviews)
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Its the Ocean, Akumal, Mexico
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"sea turtles"
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"dive shop"
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"beautiful beach"
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"wear life jackets"
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"marine life"
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"half moon bay"
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"public beach"
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"rent a locker"
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"amazing snorkeling"
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"white sand"
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"shallow water"
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"an amazing experience"
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Our guide called this Tortuga Bay in Akumal. It was verging on crowded, but I know why. There are turtles all over the place! The waters are calm and the reef is shallow, but negotiable. Just be sure to keep yourself horizontal and be wary...More

Thank divr2000
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Snorkeled with sea turtles and tons of fish! Reef was really neat! Our guide made everything fun and simple! I would highly recommend you book through Olympus Tours for this and bundle it with another excursion to make a full day out of it!

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Reviewed 9 April 2014

I recently went snorkeling with my kids and my dad in Akumal Bay. We took a guided snorkel tour which cost us $25 per person. Our guide led us around for a good hour in the bay. He had a flutter board which the kids...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2014

My husband and I went there to see the turtles. There is quite a few of them there. They hang around there to eat the sea grass. It was nice because they must be used to seeing all the humans and they are very relaxed....More

4  Thank Lovethebeach2012
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

Had dinner at restaurant LaLunita was quite pricey and dinner was not good be careful. Akumal bay however is a quiet bay that is a jewel in the caribean. Many nice condos and other resturants to eat at

1  Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

We stayed at Petite Lafite in Playa Del Carmen. While there , we booked a day trip with Cesar Zapata(Petite's taxi driver) for $130usd to Tulum and Akumal. He picked us up at 7:45am and returned us to the resort at 2pm. Cesar dropped us...More

Thank maciprich
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

I know this sound pretentious. Not my intent. If you have been to Hanauma Bay, or snorkled Waimea Bay, Three Tables, Honolua Bay, Molokini et al., you will be disappointed with Akumal. Angry that I did not go to Puerto Morelos instead, which is reportedly...More

4  Thank RaymondAsher
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

We booked a snorkeling trip through our cruise line for a visit to this bay. Not sure what we were expecting but, it was incredible. The sea turtles were literally everywhere. You are able to swim with them but not touch as they were getting...More

1  Thank KimC40
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

Easy to get to (drive yourself or take a taxi) and you can't miss the turtles. We went twice, and saw more turtles than we ever thought possible. You go, and you will see them. Bring (or rent) your snorkel and mask, and be ready...More

1  Thank teachertravlr
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

Akumal Bay, about 65 miles South of Cancun, provides a near perfect experience. The Bay is protected from most waves making it great for snorkeling. It is also a perfect place to practice novice free diving. The clear water is 2-4 meters and the bay...More

3  Thank lorellianderson
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npatel306
26 April 2017|
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Response from mmaclel2 | Reviewed this property |
Be cautious with Akumal Bay right now, due to debacles over tours not being licensed properly, scammers claiming to be government officials, blocking people from swimming/snorkelling unless they purchase a tour, etc. There... More
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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
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four-from-nc
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.
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