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 did a tour through Cancun Adventures. They picked us up at our hotel in Cancun and went to a cenote and then Akumal for snorkeling with turtles. It was very organized and on time. I never saw... more »
Still a great beach but I was shocked to see how Akumal Beach has become another tourist trap. You used to be able to just walk to the beach and no restrictions on where you swim or snorkel. Now... more »
Too expensive, but has excellent view front beach and free parking
This beach is beautiful. You do have to pay to park which was 50 pesos and it was 100 pesos to pay to get in the beach and use the locker, bathrooms, and showers. The beach has a bar, restaurant, and a few small store that sell beach gear and sovineers. To snorkel with the turtle you will have to pay the tour guides. Really a pretty beach with a nice chill atmosphere. Also this beach didnt seem to have the seaweed problem that some other beaches have in the summer months.
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