Akumal Beach

Akumal Beach: Hours, Address, Akumal Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Akumal Beach
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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jason p
Boise, ID27 contributions
The smell....
The rotting sea grass makes it hard to sleep. I woke up nauseous from the smell the sulphur was so strong in my condo- I don’t recommend staying in this area. If you do some research they say there was 30,000 cases of surphur dioxide poisoning in MR last year. The lesson for us was not to stay on the beach in this area.
Written 5 June 2021
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Mister H
Akron, OH622 contributions
THE place to snorkel for sea turtle viewing
Jan 2021
Nice soft, white sand and the snorkeling is VERY peaceful in the early mornings. It can get a little crowded later in the day but is definitely worth experiencing.
Written 29 May 2021
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memmottrw
North Salt Lake, UT218 contributions
Mountains of seaweed due to the weather and timing
May 2021
the amount of seaweed on the shoreline was mountains, Did not stay except to snap a picture of the seaweed. This only happens on occasion, unfortunate it happened on our vacation.
Written 28 May 2021
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Mihai V.
Sibiu, Romania9 contributions
WORST TOURIST TRAP I EVER SEEN
May 2021
Whoever plans to visit this place should expect to be "welcomed" by loads of aggressive sellers offering you tours, guides, west rentals and so on... VERY annoying if you do not intend to buy/rent whatever they are offering! And, yes, a large palette of scams are is also available!
Now for the beach: dirty! They do not bother to clean it, they are just preoccupied of taking your money! Free snorkeling on the beach is restricted to a very small area shared with the boats used for the tours. Oh yeah! ... and the turtles tours mean that they take you on a boat for about 50 meters, let you in very tiny roped corridor where you are supposed to se the turtles...together with tens or hundreds of other tour takers wearing life vests! Just awful!!!
If, by mistake, you get there, go left of what they call "protected area"... few hundreds meters and snorkel there! we even found a little wild beach all for ourselves. You'll get a descend snorkeling time without the "help' of those "wonderful people", but my suggestion is SAVE YOUR TIME AND MONEY AND DO NOT GO!!! There are far better places/beaches all over the Maya Riviera!
Written 23 May 2021
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Danita C
Washington DC, DC46 contributions
Good for One Time
May 2021 • Solo
Beach was OK with snorkeling in the turtle area the best experience. A lot of the area is being built up with resorts so it is much more busy than I expected. This makes it especiallyi important that controls are in place to minimize possible stress on the ocean life in the bay esp the turtles.

A lot of people were verbally argumentative about the new controls in place but having a guide is not that expensive and if you purchase a tour that includes snorkeling in Akumal the guide is included. Our guide knew where to go at a given time of day to see the turtles eating and was knowledgeable about the other sealife. He made sure we looked from a distance and didnt bribe the turtles with food.

I like to believe the controls are to protect the turtles and not a way to make money for the area. Regardless I think this is a one-time experience. There are too many nicer beaches and I saw turtles closer up down in Tulum.
Written 22 May 2021
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ajpinn
Austin, TX187 contributions
Great mostly non Roack beach
May 2021 • Couples
Fairly calm and shallow water and you can snorkel right off the beach. Part of it you have to pay a fee to have a guide to see the turtles. Go a couple of hotels south and walk in to see coral and fish
Written 7 May 2021
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Katie
Moorhead, MN2 contributions
Read before going!
Apr 2021 • Couples
We went the third week of April to akumal bay to snorkel with turtles. We were determined to not have a guide and go on our own. Well...they don’t let you snorkel out beyond the buoys without a guide. I thought that they couldn’t because the water is public, well I was wrong. They have “bay Patrol” out in kayaks watching the snorklers. You won’t see turtles or fun fish in the shallow area. Moral of the story: buy a tour
Written 30 April 2021
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kidznk9z
Blaine, MN19 contributions
Soft white sand
Apr 2021
Nice beach with resorts and condos all up and down. You can snorkel the reef right off of the beach and also snorkel with turtles! There aren't too many vendors which is nice. There's a fun beach bar with Happy Hour closer to where the public parking and exit off of the beach and into town is. You can't walk too far in either direction, but far enough to find interesting coral or sea glass.
Written 27 April 2021
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Claudia
2 contributions
Amazing and fantastic resort !
Apr 2021
It has been a week, since we came back from this beautiful resort and we, definitely would love to come back again,
Starting, from the quick and easy reservation from Mr. Pablo Carrero, who understood exactly the location and room we wanted for our stay, to the warm welcoming from Carlos or Charles, from guest services to all the resort - restaurants staff like, Juan,Jose , Otilio and in the beach bar : Jose and Patricia, who were extremely polite, they went beyond their duties to make all our family, feel every day, more special. Beach is amazing,hotel is relaxing with a touch of fun specially at night, food is great,rooms are super clean and all the hotel in general.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH, to this great Bay Beach & wellness resort for a fabulous week of relaxation and beautiful memories, during this COVID time! GREAT JOB !
Written 24 April 2021
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Britney N
22 contributions
Nice beach!!!
Apr 2021 • Couples
Wonderful beach. Had so much fun snorkeling!!!! A nice little restaurant and a couple sovereign places to shop!! We had a wonderful time!
Written 23 April 2021
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