Akumal Beach, Akumal

4.1
#1 of 255 in Beaches in Mexico
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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  • A beautiful beach with bars and snorkelling opportunities. We snorkelled without a tour though and did not see much as there was a lot of seaweed. The white sands are beautiful.  more »
  • The best part of this beach is the ocean, snorkeling with turtles and being able to grab a drink from Lo Ha or one of the other boutique hotels dotted along the shoreline. It can get busy but it's...  more »

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