Snorkeling Xcaret Reef, Akumal Mexico?

by Cindy

Has anyone snorkeled Xcaret Reef in Akumal, Mexico? I'm visiting Half Moon Bay, west of Akumal, week after next (March 2018), and have heard good things about Xcaret Reef. However, googling just brings up ads. Does anyone know about snorkeling this location?

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Mar 10, 2018
Please Report Back!
by: Anonymous

I'm interested in this area too. Please report back to all of us on your experience!

Mar 12, 2018
Fun for the family
by: LCH

If you mean in the Excaret Park, I enjoyed it. It was mostly little fish, so not terribly exciting. The kids especially liked it. Then there was a thunderstorm and we all left the water. One thing I loved was snorkeling the underground river at Excaret. Not because there was anything to see underwater, but because the kids and I enjoyed diving for people’s snorkels, fins, sunglasses, and jewelry that they lost when they snorkeled there.

Mar 12, 2018
Akumal Reefs
by: Anne Andorn

Have not done Xcaret but Yal Ku is not to be missed - a lovely garden with fantastic sculptures leads you to some of the best views of the largest fish. It is brackish water so you need to take photos when the sun is directly overhead. Great experience.

Mar 12, 2018
Snorkeling Xcaret
by: Karen

I visited Xcaret about 10 years ago, park was just being built. Playfully followed a small stingray out of a tiny inlet, swam over those pesky ropes. What I saw I will never forget. The reef was gorgeous...red, orange, yellow and green. Huge blue stingrays were below me, a fish twice my size came up to me, I was like Alice in Freaking Wonderland. Then I heard the whistle blow. Apparently I had swum into the open ocean, where they feed the fish for the park. There must be other places like this near Xcaret where you are able to snorkel. I don't recommend doing what I did, but it is burned into my brain and I still dream about it.

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