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Akumal Beach, Akumal

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#1 of 180 in Beaches in Mexico
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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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  • By now, you probably have read all of the updates about Akumal Beach and the rules and regulations concerning watching the turtles. I had to find out for myself, so I went today to check it out. Here ...  more »
  • We didn't find this beach until the second last day of our trip. Wished we had found it sooner. Next time. We wandered through the shops, and picked up a few things. Very nice.  more »
  • Perfect small beach with cool grass huts to shade you from the sun. There is a fun bar with swings!!  more »

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