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Akumal or Xel-Ha or both?

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Akumal or Xel-Ha or both?

Going to Cancun and June and renting car. Was planning to go to Xel-ha, but thinking Akumal would be better - especially for snorkeling. It is me, husband, and 10-year old daughter. Is Xel-ha too touristy? Akumal is very safe, correct? Any input appreciated! thanks.

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1. Re: Akumal or Xel-Ha or both?

I have been told by people who have been there, that Xel Ha is a tourist trap and not very authentic - the sea creatures are kept in by a net. Akumal would be my choice.

The Yucatan is a very safe place to travel - it is a giant tourist playground so no one in his right mind messes with tourists.

If you're looking for something a little different and not so commercialized I invite you to check out Hidden World Cenotes: http://www.hiddenworlds.com/

I've been to both Cancun and Riviera Maya - I much preferred Riviera Maya - it's more laid back and has more attractions

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