Akumal Beach, Akumal

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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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  • Among the beaches you can visit between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, Akumal is one of them. It has all the facilities you may need such as umbrellas, lounge chairs (chairs) and bar / restaurant. You have to be careful and negotiate restaurant costs required for parasol and loungers free of charge
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  • Better than the Eden of Adam and Eve, the beach of Akumal in front of the Hotel Secrets, with immense and quiet turquoise and blue sea, the sand caress your feet which gold dust while through the transparency of the ocean, marine species glide
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  • We arrived at Akumal and we left the car at first paid parking (50 pesos per day). The guy in the parking lot there started to explain that by February 2018 no longer have free access to the beach and drove us to the entrance of the natural park. So far so ok. Can you illustrate a billboard with 2 options: entrance to the beach and swim in the green area (which would be the area closest to the beach) with free snorkeling at a cost of 100 pesos. We do not recommend because it says I do not see anything and the water is too low. Second option: entrance with equipment rental and guide who accompanies you in the "red zone", (which can be accessed only with a guide) and 1 hour and 15 minute tour: 600 pesos. We choose this option. The guy makes us enter and takes us from a group directly below the first Palm in front of the entrance. Avoid it! The tour was ridiculous, everything in the green zone and of only 30 minutes. We could do it completely independently without guidance. Do not be fooled. On the beach there are many rentals for snorkeling and even tour guide. Inform yourself well that round. Also, if you plan to stay a few days on the coast at oxxo selling mask and tube to 250 pesos. Better buy them directly.
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