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Centro Ecologico Akumal, Akumal

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Wildlife Area
Swim alongside two endangered species of sea turtle in their natural habitat with Centro Ecologico Akumal. The organization works to protect and conserve the coastal and marine ecosystems of the region, with particular focus on sea turtles. You can swim with the turtles on your own at the beach, which remains open at all times. That said, ensure you don't disturb the animals or disrupt their habitat. To learn more, go for a nighttime turtle walk with a guide to check on nests and nesting turtles, with the potential to see a female lay her eggs. See Centro Ecologico Akumal and all Akumal has to offer by arranging your trip with our Akumal itinerary builder.
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  • A beautiful location with plenty of wildlife - the issue is that it has been discovered and is getting more crowded all the time. Sometimes they restrict organized tours of the bay. I would suggest st...  more »
  • Akumal bay is where the turtles come to lay their eggs each season. Best times are June and July. You will see turtles in 8 feet of water, 20 feet of water. I have seen up to 15 turtles on one snorkel...  more »
  • We have been visiting Akumal for 20+ years and, though it's always been busy, this year was insanely busy! The biggest and most frustrating part was that you now have to hire a guide to see the turtle...  more »
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  • We tried too visit it yesterday but it was closed for construction. Would be nice to have correct opening hours or directions on the website or a sign at the street. Also, it was very hard to find, it is the building behind the diving center on the right.
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