Swimming with turtles it is one of the most amazing experience. There´s a place in Riviera Maya (just 25 minutes from playa del Carmen) called Akumal what does it mean “land of turtles” and this place absolutely makes honor to it`s name. When you stay here you can enjoy the fabulous beach, take a breath and things will go even better when you will swim with these adorable green sea turtles and will be part of them ecosystem for a while, if you are lucky you can see all the turtles family and see lots of color fish, also there are sting rays and barracuda fish. You need to be very careful to not step seagrass because it is turtle´s food and it is in danger of extinction. One of the best part of all of this is you can do it almost for free, you just need to pay your transportation, if you are in Playa del Carmen, local vans are around 25 pesos per person, and once in Akumal you don´t have to pay entrance.
For snorkel gear equipment we recommend you to rent it in Playa del Carmen downtown from $100 to $150 pesos per person for the day.
Do not miss this lovely experience. Playa del Carmen and Akumal are waiting for you!!