Akumal Beach, Akumal

4.1
#1 of 235 in Beaches in Mexico
Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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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  • The beach was very clean and absolutely gorgeous! We also snorkeled right off this beach everyday which was a huge bonus for us!  more »
  • Our guide was nice but the water was cloudy. We did see smaller turtles, a stingray, and a few fish hiding in the shadow of a boat.  more »

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