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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. Arrange to visit Akumal Beach and other attractions in Akumal using our Akumal itinerary builder.
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  • This is a very beautiful beach! Clean, very well designed and supervised Snorkeling is a great experience, we saw turtles, fish, manta rays and a barracuda, great!
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  • The perfect Schorchelausflug and the free! But be careful: Use NO fins and each turtle max 2 minutes at the eat Watch. Then swim away. The area is under conservation. Touch anything under water. A tour guide ($50 per person for 1.5 hours) is unnecessary - not to be intimidated. From Playa del Carmen with the Collectivo to reach. (Not more like 40 pesos). Taxi will cost 400 pesos from PDC.
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  • Absolutely stunning beach & there are turtles! Busy with locals & tourists alike but definitely worth a visit.