Akumal Beach, Akumal

4.4
#1 of 182 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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  • I recommend this beach to snorkeling fans and who love to see sea turtles in their natural States this is where beach to go it is really magical to see evolve so close to the sides. To do
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  • Manta rays are just metres away, thanks to the clarity of the water. Swim with turtles guaranteed
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For comfortable beachfront options near the town itself, look to Half Moon Bay, whose curving coastline serves as the hub of diving and other beach activities in the region. Budget options can be difficult to find in Akumal and in the neighboring coastal towns--expect to pay the same, if not more, per night in the nearby town of Puerto Aventuras.
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