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Akumal Beach

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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (633 reviews)
“sea turtles” (906 reviews)
“fish” (1,118 reviews)
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Akumal, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great time! Took a (van) colectivo from our resort to akumal beach just took our own snorkeling gear and just headed out seen so many turtles and fish 🐠 stingrays. Had a great time just Don’t stand on the grass or touch turtles!!!

Thank Lori A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to Akumal Beach looking to spot some turtles. Like many have suggested before stay clear of all the "officials" who are trying to get you a snorkelling guide. One of them was very aggressive to the point of following us on the beach...More

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 3 days ago

I find a special peacefulness sitting just south of the main beach. Even though sometimes there are many people around, I find it special. a place I want to be. I love swimming in the water and seeing the turtles and fish below. I personally...More

Thank EileenRG
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful public beach for snorkeling and sun bathing. Snorkeling areas clearly marked, but local tour operators try to make visitors believe they have to have guides and life jackets. You don't. Just head out and enjoy the sights in the reefs: lots of tropical fish,...More

Thank Mischa C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful, Amazing, Breathtaking ! The best in Mexico will continue to visit this Resort. Staff is wonderful and helpful. Beach is awesome and the snorkeling is just as awesome!

Thank pgalan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The beach is still a 5* as are the turtles BUT the government has really, really tightened up the rules regarding the use of fins for snorkelling and the hotels have gotten very strict on allowing ppl to sit in front of them. When you...More

1  Thank returning
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved our stay @ secrets. The only downturn was the noise in the rooms. the design in the hallways between suites needs to be fixed. I had an early bird neighbor!

Thank CarlosGarza
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took a taxi here to swim with the turtles. You do not need to hire a life jacket but they do push you to. Make sure you check the size - our were so massive they made it tricky to swim! Also you do...More

1  Thank Nicky01
Reviewed 5 days ago

We needed to write this review for Abel for years. He is such an amazing and creative musician--adults and children alike are charmed and entertained by HOW we wears an entire band and then HOW he plays songs that are so sweet and fun! Kudos...More

1  Thank TurtleKeeg
Reviewed 6 days ago

Costs between 15 and 35 US dollars - Guides takes you for 45 minutes to 75 minutes and guarantees seeing turtles or money back. ITS A GREAT EXPERIENCE.no boats just walk into the roped of area if you are not a great swimmer they will...More

1  Thank Jimr1960
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IzzTraveller
18 November 2017|
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Response from TrinaRehl | Reviewed this property |
I am not 100% sure of this but per our research this is the case. But again depending on the crowd time of day etc. this can be impactful to your search. As we found one day when it was early in the am they were close... More
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Belinda W
28 September 2017|
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Response from Lauralalali | Reviewed this property |
Yep, I believe it is absolutely about a twenty minute drive from your resort. Have a great time 👍
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newcomerCoArmagh
29 August 2017|
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Response from J Brian I | Reviewed this property |
Yes if you can make your way back to Akumal Bay (you may have to pay for parking), but yes you can rent palapa's and/or beach chairs & towels, which comes with bracelets to show you belong for the day on the private beach... More
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