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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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  • must see beach, secluded, beach bars, short shuttle ride from hotel. chairs available at no cost. loved it!  more »
  • Akumal bay is an experience unlike any other. Being able to swim with sea turtles, sting rays, squid and all other manor of sea life was surreal. The reef is beautiful. Arriving at Akumal bay was inte...  more »
  • Lovely beach, white sand, turquoise water. So beautiful. Very well managed and clean. Can't say more.  more »