Centro Ecologico Akumal, Akumal

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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. Plan to visit Centro Ecologico Akumal during your Akumal vacation using our convenient Akumal trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • September 28, 2017
    And beautiful but the very poor transport very important you need to know how to swim well because you get the idea that everything is easy?
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  • September 22, 2017
    In front of Akumal, are two framed and supervised where areas are visible in the quiet hours turtles, but also rays of the barracudas and other species underwater. At make respecting nature.
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  • September 21, 2017
    How to get to akumal? Since playa del carmen it is very easy. Leave a few vans all the time every 15 minutes or less. Leave between 2 and 4. Out more than anything else about the 2. Get ida 40 p and 40 back. The combi leaves you on the street. But don't worry because there is a bridge to cross. They're going to say take a taxi x 35, but when you get want them you collect 100. Just don't have because the truth of these very close to the beach. 10 minutes walking. 500 meters. Just you're coming you will have many people selling the Tour de turtles. If you have snorkeling can do calmly. But you got to have resistance because without life it is tiring. And if you do not rent one. The palapas out 400 p with 2 lounge chairs. Expensive. You can buy food at an oxxo or a super that there is just. Very cheap. The place is beautiful but it is filled with people that is a total lazy. Comes a point where you want to go because it seems to an amusement park. But if you go early in the morning there were so many people. We stayed in a hammock at the beach club is called. Coral Beach Club. To me did not want to give the password of wifi. Guy, I don't recommend it because even you got to eat, and expensive 400 without consuming. There are some that only with eating hammocks give you, the good news is that you can use your bathroom and nothing more
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  • February 21, 2017
    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.
  • March 19, 2015
    Spectacular
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  • May 19, 2015
    Beautiful!
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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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