How is the Akumal downtown/playa area looking these days?

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How is the Akumal downtown/playa area looking these days?

As another LG'er said a few years back, Akumal was looking more and more like "downtown Beirut."  We saw it for ourselves during our 2018 visit.  Chain link fencing everywhere, difficult access to the playa and Lol Ha, signs with directions for accessing the bay for swimming, new snorkeling rules, paying for beach access. Oh, and those metal turnstiles surrounded by policia...seriously WTW?  Have any improvements been made in the last year on any of these fronts?  Any Akumal regulars dropping out or going elsewhere?  Thanks.
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    Mellow52
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    Re: How is the Akumal downtown/playa area looking these days? 2019/05/11 09:24:50 (permalink)
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    Here are some improvements made to cover the fence and shipping containers.
     
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    Re: How is the Akumal downtown/playa area looking these days? 2019/06/05 11:25:11 (permalink)
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    I have the same question. We've gone 8 times or so over the last 15 years, the most recent being about 2 yrs ago. I'm wondering if we stay at Las Casitas, will the experience be much different now than what we're used to? Can you still snorkel freely at least in the area in front of Las Casitas? Is Turtle Bay Cafe still the same, still with ice cream?
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    Re: How is the Akumal downtown/playa area looking these days? 2019/06/06 11:28:07 (permalink)
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    "Is Turtle Bay Cafe still the same, still with ice cream?"
     
    That I can happily confirm.  I was in there in March.   Great as always.  And with Lucy's ice cream.

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