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Cancun: Marine Turtle Observation in Akumal

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Snorkel with sea turtles in Akumal, home to the second largest reef in the world. Discover the sacred waters of a marvelous cenote, nature's swimming pool.


  • Snorkel with sea turtles in the second largest coral reef in the world.
  • Learn about the marine turtles from biologists-guides.
  • Enjoy a true discovery experience for the whole family.
  • Go snorkeling in the famous 'Cenote Azul' and enjoy its crystal clear waters.


Come and snorkel with sea turtles in the second-largest coral reef in the world. Snorkel in a naturally protected area, Akumal, which is Mayan for place of the Turtles. Akumal is a cozy little beach community located 75 miles (120 km) south of Cancun along Mexico’s Caribbean Coast. The protected area of Akumal is home to many animals like marine turtles. The marine turtles come near the beach of Akumal and you will get the chance to see them up close. Enjoy the crystal clear waters of a cenote, a natural swimming hole. These natural swimming pools form when limestone bedrock crumbles away, revealing pristine streams beneath. Itinerary: 7:00 AM Latest pick-up at your hotel in Cancun (8:00 Playa del Carmen and 08:45 Tulum). 9:00 AM Snorkel in Akumal, a natural protected area, and enjoy the sea turtle observation with an explanation from your guide. 10:45 AM We will have snacks at the cenote, such as peanuts, granola bars, fruit, water, juice & sodas. 11:00 AM Snorkeling in one of the best cenotes in the Riviera Maya 12:00 PM Transfer back to your hotel. 2:00 PM Arrival at your hotel in Cancun (1:00 PM Playa del Carmen).


Guide (biologist or naturalist) Snorkel equipment Transportation Entrance fees Snacks (fruit and peanuts) Soft drinks and purified water

Important Information

  • We recommend bringing: Comfortable clothes and shoes, swimsuit, towel, hat, long-sleeve cotton shirt, and other personal goods like a camera.

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