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Centro Ecologico Akumal, Akumal
(4.1/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Amazing BUT please only use Natural (no chemical) sunscreen. The chemicals in sunscreen are really harmful to the turtles. We did with an organised trip with TUI combined with underground cenote. Don'...  more »
  • Spend a good day! swim with turtles, hate me the people who rent the team wore mine and wanted to force rentara and I wanted out but there in out the pass
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  • To do so, it is really fabulous. Swim with turtles (and rays) at sea, in their natural environment. This is not an aquarium or a park. It is simply a reserve. No need to pay a trip with the hotel. Take a taxi. Here below, no need to guide (it is NOT MANDATORY). If you take one, negotiate the price you can rent mask/snorkel/lifejacket for €8 about the day and a go pro (with cd of all your movies and photos) €30 for 2 hours on site, restaurant on the beach (you'll eat for €10 / pers), free and own toilet and qlq small souvenir stalls. If you have hired a car, there is parking (50 pesos or about € 2.50)
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