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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  • We are just back from Bahia Principe Sian Kaan and Akumal Beach is very nice and clean. If you stay at Akumal, you have an access to Beach whereas Sian Kaan you have to take a cart.  more »
  • We were in the Akumal Bay in January and were all very to peace, e a super range of food and drinks reducers everything very well liked. Super room with roof terrace and sea views. All staff very polite and always a special thanks to Karsten, corinna, and kathrin had always a sympathetic ear when you wanted to know something seek a solution. We come back in the January 2019 and already looking forward to the holidays and the swim with the turtles! To all the malign hotel here! Stay at home and go to Aldi buy a package small sausages and a 6 pack of beer and sit on your balcony and holidaying there
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  • We spent the afternoon at this beach. We arrived via collettivos who take the main road to TULUM. It costs about 40 pesos apiece. They will leave in the main street and in 5 minute walk you reach the beach. During these 5 minutes walk you will be filled with voalntini to do the snorkling accompanied. Were at the beach you will find a little blown away because the sooner you find a guy a little grouchy you will require to read a sign with rules (do not touch the turtles-don't wear sunscreen and water etc ... rules that then unfortunately few meet) and then you will find signs where to go in the water with the Guide. It took me a while to realize that in reality the leadership is mandatory only in the barriers that they created with the buoys then that would be a circuit for snorkelling. In the area before the boe can enter freely and I am pleasure for us to see the same turtles, I checked the water right in front of ... an emotion ... For the way back we took always a collettivos from ' the ltra doce had left us the way and within 10 minutes we were loaded. This beach is a must visit.
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Where to stay in Akumal

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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