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Akumal beach: hell on earth, paradise underwater

turtle in akumal beach
turtle in akumal beach

What I expected, and what I found

When I first heard about Akumal beach I was thrilled at the idea of visiting a place where I could swim with free and wild turtles. Of course I was concerned about the safety of the animals, I don't really like to bother them just for my curiosity, but I read that the area is somehow a natural reserve, so I thought that it would be ok.  

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Punta Laguna, home of the spider monkey

spider monkey punta laguna mexico
spider monkey in Punta Laguna

Punta Laguna is a natural reserve located a few miles away from the small city of Cobá (México), dedicated to the preservation of the spider monkey and managed by a mayan community; actually I can say that visiting this place is an ethical choice not only because of their attention to nature, but also because you are supporting a local community and not one of the big multinational enterprises that are taking over the area.  

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