Akumal Beach, Akumal

4.3
#1 of 240 in Beaches in Mexico
Swim with adorable sea turtles at Akumal Beach, located in a small town that serves as a welcome relief from the overcrowded Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Home to just over 1,000 residents, the town provides plenty of tourist-oriented amenities, while several outfits operating on the beach itself offer snorkeling gear for rent and guided experiences for novice turtle enthusiasts. Simple shacks scattered across the long beach sell snacks, fish specialties, and cold drinks. The optimal time to see the beach's reptilian residents is between May and November, when the turtles come ashore and lay their eggs. Plan to see Akumal Beach and other attractions that appeal to you using our Akumal trip maker app .
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  • Way too hard to get access to- silly in my opinion how difficult this place is to access- we finally were able to park by eating at a restaurant and went for an evening snorkel after and saw some turt...  more »
  • Beautiful and unforgettable experience! Today my wife and I visited 2 Cenotes and soon after went to Akumal and with with a boat and with the Italian guide we reached the reef looking for turtles. Luckily we managed to find one having the opportunity to swim together. Recommend this hike!
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  • To swim with the turtles. excellent, a beach for sunbathing and step, swim with the fishes. Very clean, you have to go early, it's a very busy beach.
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