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Swimming with Akumal Turtles

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Across the world, Mexico is known to have some of the best and most desirable beach destinations for international and local travelers. The white sands of the Caribbean and the grand beaches of Los Cabos are sought after every year. But, Mexico is so much more; within the beautiful Ocean is a whole new world full of a wide array of fascinating species. Akumal, a popular tourist spot in the Riviera Maya, offers many options for snorkelers and divers of all levels. Keep reading why seeing the Akumal Turtles is something you need to do.  

With all of the different excursions and activities you can try, turtles in Akumal is definitely one of the best options. At Sandos, we are always looking and researching new ways for our guests to explore the local area and indulge in something new. Snorkeling and diving with turtles in Akumal is a life-changing experience, and we are going to give you all the information you need so you will be left booking your next vacation with this excursion on top of your to-do list. 

Swimming with Turtles in Akumal

Akumal Turtles

If this article doesn’t convince you to consider Akumal for swimming with the turtles, maybe this will. Akumal actually means “The place of the turtle.” If that doesn’t represent how perfect this location is for this activity, we don’t know what will. 

Swimming with Turtles in Akumal is one of the main attractions of this location, so finding a tour with a professional is easy. Akumal Beach and Akumal Bay are the best spots to find a company to help you get suited up, take you to the perfect location, and guide you through your entire experience.

These areas are popular tourist locations, so finding a trustworthy guide is very easy and safe. With a professional guide, it will make your experience so much better; not only will you get to see the turtles in their natural habitat, but you will also get to learn a lot of different fun and interesting facts about them. 

All You Need To Know About Akumal

Though swimming with turtles in Akumal is the main attraction, it also boasts many different activities and places to explore. Located just a short 30-minute drive away from Playa del Carmen, Akumal is full of restaurants and rich local culture. Spend a day exploring the beautiful creatures in the Caribbean Sea and spend the afternoon tasting delicious cuisine and immersing yourself with the locals and see first hand a thriving Mayan culture. 

At Sandos, we offer different transport services directly in the hotel; you can see one of our tour guides who can help you plan a day in Akumal with a shuttle, you can rent a car, or you can take a taxi. Akumal is easy to get to, and we guarantee that you will not regret making unforgettable memories in this beautiful place. 

What Makes Turtles in Akumal So Special

Turtles in and of themselves are interesting and beautiful creatures, their beauty shows through them. But at Akumal, they are special in their own way. Turtles in Akumal are visible from the beach; you can be walking along in the water and see them swimming near your feet. Fascinating right? They are not scared to shy away from tourists; Akumal is one of the best birthing and living areas for turtles, amazing!

Though choosing a professional guide is always a great option, due to the fact these turtles swim so close to the beach, it is easy to rent some snorkeling equipment and go out on your own to see them. Just remember, you are visiting their home, so it is important that you admire them from a distance and don’t disturb where they are swimming. 

When Is the Best time to See the Akumal Turtles?

You will get the most out of seeing the turtles during their nesting season. Through the months of May to November, Akumal turtles come to nest on the safe and dependable beach. These months are the best time to come and see them. 

Keeping Akumal Turtles Protected 

Alongside this fun excursion adventure, it is essential to remember that these are living creatures just like you. They deserve complete respect and care just as much as anyone else. So when snorkeling and swimming with Akumal Turtles, do not forget to mind where you are swimming and don’t get too close. 

At Sandos Hotels and Resorts, one of our number one priorities is enforcing environmental sustainability, and we ourselves have programs in place among our beaches where turtles nest and come to visit to ensure their protection. Akumal is also a popular breeding location for turtles, so respecting the local programs that help with eggs and babies is crucial.  

The Best Accommodations For Your Adventures

At Sandos, we encourage our guests to explore off the resort and create new memories. While visiting Mexico, you should be able to do that AND stay in a beautiful resort with the best accommodations and services in the Caribbean. At Sandos Hotels, we have two resorts located in the Riviera Maya, perfect for every age and type of traveler. 

Sandos Caracol is located within the Jungle of the Riviera Maya, where nature is the theme. With cenotes, monkeys, and a fully equipped waterpark, adventure is around every corner. 

Sandos Playacar is situated on a breathtaking white sand beach perfect for families and adults who want a true beach vacation. With international cuisine options, thrilling activities, and top of the line performances, the excitement never stops. 

Travel Better with Sandos

If you are interested in seeing turtles in a different location like Los Cabos, Sandos Finisterra is always ready to welcome you. Learn here about Turtles in Los Cabos

Don’t settle for anything less than the best during your next vacation to Mexico, and choose Sandos. From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, we guarantee that you will feel like Kings and Queens during every moment of your vacation. Travel safer, better, and more exciting with Sandos Hotels and Resorts. 

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