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Snorkeling at Akumal

Posted on | November 24, 2008 | Comments Off on Snorkeling at Akumal


If you’re looking for something interesting to do that keeps you close to Playa, check out the snorkeling in Akumal. The Akumal Bays are a series of ocean bays where you can see sea turtles, rays, and other sea life.  You can hire a guide who knows just where the turtles are, or you can try your luck on your own.

Yal-ku Lagoon

When you finish your turtle adventure, head over to the Yal-ku Lagoon, where fresh water meets salt water, so you can see a huge variety of plants and animals, and it’s really interesting to see the change in marine life as you near the ocean.  Also, dispersed among the vegetation surrounding the lagoon are fun, artsy statues, so just taking a stroll around the area makes for a good time.

And when you’re finished swimming with the fishes, you can head home, making it back to Playa in time to hit up the best night clubs in town.

Laura Beth Bartlett (IUC, Chicago Illinois)


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