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Tulum – Akumal

After breakfast we checked out and took a taxi to Akumal. We didn’t have any hotel booked, but had found one on the internet that looked promising (Vista del Mar in Half moon bay). Our taxi driver dropped us off there, and luckily they had a nice and cheap room for us right on the beach.

We haggled with a taxi driver and got a good price for a return drive to Aktun Chen, a national park just outside Akumal. There we had a guided snorkeling tour of a cenote, and were allowed to swim around as long as we wanted. Since the water in the cenotes is quite cold, we were ready to go back after about an hour.

We were back in Akumal around 1630, and decided to buy flippers and try to find the sea turtles by swimming from the beach. Since we only had about an hour before sunset we didn’t expect too much, but got really excited when we saw a turtle after only 10 minutes of snorkeling. Before we had to go back in we saw two other turtles, a stingray and lots of fish. Fun!

Playa Akumal

Sea Turtle, Playa Akumal

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