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Snorkeling with Turtles in Akumal and Yalku Lagoon
"You will be picked up from your hotel in Tulum or Playa del Carmen between 7:30am to 8am. From there you'll head to Akumal a small town located between Playa del Carmen and Tulum on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Akumal is one of the best places to visit in the Mexican Caribbean for its great variety of beautiful beaches and tourist services. Akumal in the Mayan language m what makes Akumal charming and fascinating for tourists from around the world is its spectacular bay with clear waters and underground rivers. Akumal is one of the most peaceful places in the Riviera Maya: one protected shallow bay with a secluded beach and a nearby reef. Depending on your luck you’ll see sea turtles colorfull corals and many species of fish.Then
From $99.00
 
Snorkel at Yalku Caleta and Cenote Chikinha
"You will be picked up from your hotel at around 9am and will be taken to Yalku Caleta a beautiful calm ocean where you will be able to snorkel for about 1 hour alongside colorful Caribbean fish.Afterwards you will head to the Chikinha Cenote for a second round of snorkeling. After spending one hour here you will understand why the Mayans were so amazed by this Cenote. At the end of the tour you will be taken back to your hotel. The tour is recommended for all ages and experience levels.""""Discover a beautiful sea area where you will be snorkeling in calm waters looking at beautiful colorful fish
From $349.00
 
Cenotes and Paradise Lagoon with Snorkeling from Playa del Carmen
"On the Yucatan peninsula rain waters seep through the porous limestone rock drop by drop into cenotes and underground rivers in search of an outlet to the sea. As each drop falls into the subterranean caverns they create stunning subterranean rock formations.Visit a magnificent cenote (sinkhole) which is part of the third longest underground river system in the world
From $89.00

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Akumal Beach

The beach at Akumal is beautiful but more specifically, it is the water and lack of waves. Unlike other beaches around riviera maya, Akumal has a reef or barrier just off shore. You can see in the...
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Centro Ecologico

The Ecological Center in Akumal does a great job educating the public about conservation of the environment. Their focus is on Green and Loggerhead Sea Turtles that frequent the area. They offer a...
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Pablo Bush Romero Memorial Park

Pablo Bush Romero is the founder of Akumal. He was born in Mexico City and was an experienced adventurer and outdoors-man. The town was founded in 1958 primarily as a SCUBA diving base and...
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Snorkeling with the turtles

As far as I can tell, snorkeling to see the turtles in Akumal Bay is still free, we were approached immediately when we got out of the taxi by young men that were going to show us where the turtles...
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Dabs
Dec 15, 2014

Yal-Ku Lagoon

Last visit December 2014Yal-Ku is a beautiful natural lagoon near Akumal, it reminds me a lot of Xel-ha when we visited it back in the late 1980s, before it became commercialized with a large...
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Dabs
Dec 15, 2014

Yal-Ku Lagoon

Yal-Ku is a narrow inlet through which fresh water traveling via underground rivers reaches the ocean. The lagoon has many small islands and areas where wildlife, flora, and fauna thrive. The primary...
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Kaspian
Dec 16, 2010
 
 
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Green Turtles haven.

I never seen any turtle here, maybe it´s possible to see some during the night at the rigth season...but this place is a nesting place for green turtles. There are also some environmental associations...
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euzkadi
Apr 21, 2009

Zip Line through the Jungle

We booked a trip through Aveturas Maya called "Tulum Extreme" that was a BLAST!! It included a zip line, a rappel, swimming in an underground ceynote and a visit to the ruins in Tulum. As a couple of...
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frecklesoup
May 26, 2008

Aktun Chen

Scraaape-ka-bonk! That's about the dozenth time I've hit my head on a stalactite crawling through this enormous underground cave and cenote system. I'm glad we were issued these helmets or I'd be...
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Kaspian
Jul 10, 2007

"Cave with an underground river inside"

"Cave with an underground river inside" is the translation of the Maya title AKTUN CHEN.The park itself is 988acres, of which is mostly unexplored rainforest. 3 caves have been discovered and it is...
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smirnofforiginal
Jun 23, 2007

Downtown Akumal

I don't know if this tip belongs in "Things to Do" or "Off the Beaten Path", but it's my personal theory that every town's main commercial centre is worth at least a quick look. Akumal's downtown is...
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Kaspian
Apr 20, 2007

Yal Ku Lagoon

Yal Ku Lagoon is located about 3 miles from the centre of Akumal. You can walk along the road to it (about 30-40mins) but it is very hot with little shade. It is interesting to look at all the villas,...
Dizee
Jun 08, 2006

Coba - Mayan Ruins

A visit to the Mayan ruins at Coba is within easy reach of Akumal Bay - it takes 45 minutes by coach. We took an organised trip with our travel agent as it included a tour of a neighbouring Mayan...
Dizee
May 15, 2006

Tulum

When in Akumal it is very easy to visit the Mayan ruins at Tulum as they are only 10-15 minutes away. You can take an organised trip from the hotel or do it yourself by taxi or collectivo (you need a...
Dizee
May 14, 2006

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KM 104, Carretera Cancun-Tulum, Akumal, Riviera Maya, 77760, Mexico
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Ctra Chetumal-Benito Juarez km 250, Akumal, Quintana Roo, 77760, Mexico
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Playa Aventuras Akumal Crtra. Xetumal - Cancun, Km. 249, Akumal, Riviera Maya, 77760, Mexico
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Carretera Federal Cancun-Tulum, Zona Costera, Km. 256.3, Akumal, Quintana Roo, 77710, Mexico
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Km 104 Fracc. Akumal C, Playa Jade, Carretera Cancun Tulum, Akumal, Quintana Roo, 77760, Mexico
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South end of Half Moon Bay, Akumal, Quintana Roo, 77710, Mexico
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whitneyone

"The Anti Playa Del Carmen!"
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blueskyjohn

"Akumal"
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Kaspian

"Akumal"
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Dizee

"Akumal Bay - Laid back Mexico"
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kyoub

"Place of the turtles"
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