Things to do in Akumal

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Things to Do in Akumal

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  • GildersomeRhino
    Leeds, West Yorkshire44 contributions
    Really scenic beach and we had a lovely breakfast watching the groups go out to swim with the turtles
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • Benjamin B
    Vienna, Austria1 contribution
    Our family had an informative and magical tour of the caves. Our wonderful guide was Diego. He was funny, friendly, and especially patient with my wife who was taking a lot of photos and moving more slowly than the rest of our group. Diego also gave us good restaurant tips for after the tour. I highly recommend a tour with Diego at Aktun Chen! (His storytelling and English were perfect) Our 8 year old son also had a great time.
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • calidris1
    Mount Holly, VT85 contributions
    A very nice lagoon for swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing in the sun. Water is not as clear as it used to be but there are plenty of rock formations and fishes to enjoy. Watch the tides, there can be a strong outflow making the return swim a real effort. Gets overrun with tour groups in midday so go early or later in the afternoon.
    Written 5 March 2022
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  • LP
    1 contribution
    Fantastic experience. Riding ATV’s in the jungle, swimming in a cenote inside a cave, spending time with monkeys and other animals - totally worth it. Our guide Luis and his team did a great job. Luis is very passionate, knowledgeable and really cares about the animals and the sanctuary .

    We highly recommend this place and the activities they offer.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • fabubba
    Green Bay, WI5 contributions
    Had never snorkeled before, the cenote was beautiful, if a bit chilly. There wasn’t as much wildlife, but it was an amazing experience.
    Written 2 March 2022
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  • SC
    1 contribution
    Three children on our trip did this yesterday. Ages 9, 12 & 12. Oh my goodness.... It was AMAZING. Totally worth it. I have just read a few reviews and note that one family had the experience in the back pool which is more difficult to see. We were in the main pool and could see everything. The adults in the trip were very jealous and are considering doing it ourselves!! Friendly staff, great trainer, beautiful dolphins. Well worth the money. Photos are excellent. Highly recommended. Thank you!
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • Claire C.
    1 contribution
    An unique and wonderfull time. A real connection to nature with an incredible scenary. If you want to spent a special and unforgettable moment faraway from the crowd i really recommand this place!
    Written 6 August 2022
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  • Bill B
    2 contributions
    The tour was wonderful, the guide was knowledgeable, the animals were fun, the cenote was cool (in more ways than one). The food was excellent!
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • Amy M
    San Pedro, Belize115 contributions
    The cenotes and snorkeling were wonderful as was the tour of TULUM ruins. Can't wait to go back to the hotel district of TULUM itself. Wonderfull people, very hospitable and friendly and the food, so fresh and tasty!
    Written 2 December 2020
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  • Alastair S
    Lancaster, UK2 contributions
    Snorkeling with about a dozen turtles was amazing. A little bit of a circus as you could not free roam in the bay with your own snorkeling equipment however given it is such a honeypot for trippers to see turtles the restrictions do offer the turtles some piece. The facilities (toilets, lockers and showers) were very useful. The beachfront restaurant was lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed a couple of drinks in the shade watching the bay and people go by. Well worth a visit.
    Written 24 July 2022
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  • camilla350
    Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada20 contributions
    Had our first trip to Akumal Mexico in early April. We wanted to find a place we could visit and bring some donations to. We found this great place for Mexican children. A place for the children to play and learn. We dropped off our donations and were invited back to visit the children. I loved seeing the children jump on trampolins,ride bikes and build legos. They have art classes and other classes for them. A cute little libary with many books. They take the older kids on field trips to see their beautiful area. It was a highlight off my trip to Mexico. A great place to support.
    Written 25 April 2022
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  • jenmanera
    8 contributions
    We went to Central Akumal during our stay in North Akumal. There’s a lot of inexpensive and excellent food in “Old Akumal”. Definitely stop by the Farmer’s market to take some fruit to your home away from home.
    Written 28 November 2020
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  • Mika
    4 contributions
    We went to the cenotes and there was no one else there! We basically had a private denote for 2 hours and the entry fee was 10 dollars a person. The cenote had a rope to swing into it, a "diving board" and a little hammock! Only downside was the dirt road getting there. Be careful and drive slow!
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Adam K
    1 contribution
    I came down to the shop just to ask for single dive prices, it was shut but I bumped into Eduardo and Sarah (owners) who opened up and showed me around. Settled on 2 dives and loved them both. keen to do more they couldn’t fit any more explore dives for myself, so instead squeezed me onto an open water course they were running. The third instructor Léa preceded to teach this course in both French and English simultaneously which was amazing. Can’t recommend these guys enough! Hope to be back again some day. Thanks for everything
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • SianShock
    Swansea, UK22 contributions
    Just want to say a massive THANK YOU to all the team at Akumal Bay Dive Center. After a stressful couple of years, we wanted a relaxing holiday with the focus on diving and decided to return to the Akumal Beach Resort as we’d had a good experience at that hotel many years ago before the makeover. After talking to all 3 dive shops in the bay we went with these guys as Vito was super friendly and helpful. Everything was easy, we were given a locker close to the boat, so we didn’t have to carry all our gear up and down the beach every dive. I get incredibly seasick, so it was great for me that the dive sites are so close and the boats return to the shore between dives. All the guides were helpful, knowledgeable, fun and always helping us spot interesting sea life. We did most of our dives with Helder and Michelle (sorry if I spelt any names wrong!), both great guys. We always dived in small groups which meant that the guides could be attentive, and we got friendly with some of the other regular divers. Aramis also organised some centoe dives for us with Chino (a very experienced cave diver) which was a surreal and magical experience. I can’t recommend these guys enough; we had such a wonderful time and we really hope to come back one day 😊
    Thanks again, Siân and Lee. xxx
    Written 28 November 2021
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