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Akumal Beach

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Reviewed today via mobile

This used to be one of my favourite coastal spots for years, but now you get hassled from all sides to pay more things that are STILL free. Sure you can ignore them at your own peril, but I'd like to spend my time without...More

Thank pretzelface
Reviewed today

Nice to snorkel with big turtles. The lifeguards are very annoying if you do'nt want to pay them for a guide.

Thank patjearnhem
Reviewed yesterday

AMAZING. White sand. Blue water. What more do you need???? Fish in the water. Even saw a sting ray!!

Thank Antoine B
Reviewed yesterday

What has happened to this beautiful part of Mexico ? Long gone are the days where one could rock up at a beach .. park .. snorkel .. swim.. etc .. for free .. and hassle free! Now the bloggers have taken over and it...More

1  Thank LondonLockwood
Reviewed 2 days ago

Awful and stressful. We went 6 years ago and we were harassed a little bit but this time it was really bad. Constantly harassed all the way down and on the beach too We seemed to have to pay this time to get through to...More

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Mrs and I went yesterday to see the turtles. We had already read up on the issue with prats trying to flog lifejackets for legal reasons and guided to tours so we don't get locked up! Ignore them all, if they keep on tell...More

2  Thank Chris M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went here for a day to meet friends. We have been before on an organised trip to swim with turtles - this time brought our own snorkels. Don’t get hassled or sold anything by touts at the entrance, make sure you go all the...More

3  Thank Mrsjewitt
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beach is beautiful great for snorkeling water is clear lots if fish stingray, and turtles to see here.

1  Thank xyvonne1963
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While my wife and I visited akumal bay wellness resort, we frequently went to the sushi bar every day after swimming and snorkeling. There we were served by Oscar the bartender who made delicious drinks. Oscar always served us with a smile. Making our sushi...More

Thank chasalber52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited akumal beach today after I had previously visited 2 years ago. Please do not bother going to this beach. We got bullied into paying to go onto the beach after we tried to just walk through the turnstiles. We then got escorted onto...More

1  Thank Steff G
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1 September 2018|
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Response from Marie-Élaine B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes we are allowed to snorkel without a guide, but you need to walk a little bit on the right of the beach (pass the boats) and you can snorkel at the Secrets resort beach.
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7 May 2018|
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Response from Jesus D | Reviewed this property |
Its private beach now and you have to pay to enter beach. $5 USD per person
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18 March 2018|
Response from maureen B | Reviewed this property |
If you are talking about at the beach then I guess anything at your own risk. Some resorts have lifeguards. If you are talking about hotel pools I guess every hotel has its own rules.