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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  • Recommended experience for nature lovers. We saw dolphins, crocodiles, tortoises, many species of birds and flora. Must try!!!
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  • I do not like much that bother the animals in any way, but the respect that they have to is Supreme!
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  • I went to this Center do snorkling, namely swim with the turtles, is an activity accompanied by professionals who take care of us, make sure that no one will disturb the life of these beautiful animals, so the number of people is too limited in number, we can see them eating the come to the surface to breathe, swim to your side, but never touch or attempt to interact. All equipment is provided by accompanying us.
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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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  • 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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