Swim with marine wildlife at Akumal

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Swim with sea turtles roaming free in the bay at Akumal, about a half-hour drive south of Playa del Carmen. Akumal means "place of turtles" and has beautiful white-sand beaches and clear waters for snorkelling and diving. This is not a busy beach, so you can easily relax on the shore with little ones who are too young to snorkel.

Choose to explore Akumal on your own or book a tour with the Akumal Dive Center. Your guide will explain how and why turtles are important to the region and will take you to the best places for sightings.

Centro Ecological Akumal operates programs to research, protect, conserve and manage the sea turtles. You can even adopt one through an online program offered here.

Age group: ages 9 and up