Paddle Board Rental - Tulum

Hi everybody.  Making my triumphant return to the area next month (January 2020) after a 5 year hiatus.  Staying on Soliman Bay for the first time - went to the old Oscar Y Lalo's on Paradise Bay several times and I ran out of gas on Soliman on Thanksgiving Day 2013 and have wanted to stay on the bay ever since.  Very excited to return to Akumal/Tulum area.
 
I'm looking for a SUP rental for my wife for our five days there.  Place we're staying has kayaks which is great for me but wife is avid paddle boarder.  I struck out searching LG forums and web search turned up nothing solid for rentals in Tulum outside hourly or tours.  Thanks in advance for any info!
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Webcam out of Adjustment?

Looks like something knocked the webcam out of position, getting an up close and personal look at palm fronds.
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Akumal

It has been so long since I've been on here and I don't know how to navigate this new forum. I've been reading on TA that Akumal now has a gate and that you have to pay to go snorkel there?
We are thinking of staying on Half Moon Bay in a condo but might start looking in Tulum if it's going to be a pain to snorkel.
Can anyone give me some info on what's happened in the last 2 years?
We are planning on being there Nov 23 - 26 and then going into Valladolid for a couple of days, then finishing with 3 days on Holbox.
Thanks!
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Taxi

What is the cost for round trip by taxi to Coba Ruins from Akumal?
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Alternate to ABR for turtle snorkelling

The snorkel rules in Akumal  are vague at best.  We have been going there for over 20 visits.  I see more restrictions now.  Can you actually see turtles in the areas that are not off limit and is it free range on Sundays?  We are looking for good turtle snorkeling elsewhere.  I would like off shore snorkeling.  Anyone have a good place to find turtles?  We loved the old days, when very few snorkeling and people respected the coral and wildlife.
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Quintana Roo State Congress approves single-use plastics ban

From the Riviera Maya Times .... 
 
Chetumal, Quintana Roo. – The Congress of the State of Quintana Roo approved the Law for the Prevention, Integral Management and Circular Economy of Residues in the State, which will create a new integrated management scheme to reduce, reuse and recycle waste, as well as to regenerate natural resources and the environment.
This law prohibits the use of single-use plastic materials and utensils such as straws, plates, glasses, cups, trays, cutlery, among others, as well as derivatives of extended polystyrene (unicel products) in the whole state of Quintana Roo.
In addition, disposable plastic bags for the transfer of merchandise used in stores and supermarkets, self-service stores, convenience stores, pharmacies, restaurants, shops and others, will be also be discontinued.
Equipment and materials used for the construction industry, packaging of goods and products used for medical purposes are exempt from this prohibition.
When closing the works of the last day of sessions of the second ordinary period, corresponding to the third year of constitutional exercise, the Legislative Plenary approved the report with the Act for the Prevention, Integral Management and Circular Economy of Residues of the State of Quintana Roo, which seeks to promote sustainable development and consolidate a circular economy, through prevention and a proper integral management of urban solid waste, bio-waste, special handling waste and hazardous waste locally.
It also has the purpose of promoting, inducing and, where appropriate, ensuring the selection and separation of solid waste and its sub-products.
This norm was the result of various legislative initiatives and proposals collected in work tables on the subject, which were carried out in various cities of the state of Quintana Roo.
The replacement of prohibited plastic products must be carried out in the exclusion zones (islands, keys and vulnerable zones) in six months from the entry into force of the aforementioned reform (that is, after 30 days of publication on the official newspaper).
The rest of the state will have 12 months for the application of the new regulation and stop using the aforementioned plastic products.

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