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Half Moon Bay

Address: Akumal, Mexico
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Ranked #10 of 13 Attractions in Akumal
Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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West Kelowna, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

it was super quiet no one around saw far less turtles and fish than at akumal beach...the beast resturant is 5 min walk towards town e

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White Hall
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

QUAINT Little Town ... Safe would Stay ... Maybe Next Year Recommend go with another couple or 2 Awesome Beachfront Villas and Bars ... Yal Ku is right there ... People are awesome

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Akumal, Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

With no public access and only 1 mile north of Akumal Bay you can avoid the crowds. Two great beachfront restaurants (La Lunita and La Buena Vida). Book your vacation at any of the multiple condo complexes for a more laid back setting in Akumal. Still protected by the reef with calm waters make for great snorkeling, paddle boarding and... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

No huge all inclusive resorts on this stretch of MX beach! One small hotel, a bunch of condos & villas, with La Buena Vida beach bar/restaurant thrown in for good measure. A few dining experiences in this area, but Akumal Bay is a short 10 minute stroll for more food options. Not a great beach for youngsters as the entry... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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141 reviews 141 reviews
29 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

If you are staying in one of the hoses on half moon bay great . If you are not then the beach has no parking . The beach is nice and the way it is almost a half moon shape makes it very very safe for kids . The other akumal beaches have little or no current . Half moon... More 

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Anaheim, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Went snorkeling at Half Moon Bay one day during a recent 10 day trip to Akumal and would rate it as an excellent place to snorkel. The water was calm the day I was there and there is plenty of marine life to see, as well as the occasional sea turtle. The people in the area are friendly and there... More 

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Germany
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The half moon bay is nice to look at when your dining or something. But at the time i was there the waves were too big to go snorkelling. Compared to playa Akumal (which is right next to this lagoon) it is not as protected. Buildings are right next to the beach, if your willing to see the most ultimate/perfect... More 

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Phoenix
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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We are staying at Casa Maya, right on the beach at Half Moon Bay! Great snorkeling area protected by the reef. We see lots of fish every day here and it is not crowded...of course we are.here off season. Be sure to bring water shoes for walking the beach, especially if you are going to swim as there is coral... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I stayed in a Half Moon Bay condo in Akumal and had a great time! My trip was back in April 2013. The weather was pretty good, and the area had a very laid-back atmosphere. As others have already mentioned, the beach is rocky, but you can still enjoy the view. Drinks were cheap and the seafood was tasty. One... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went on a weekday to avoid too many locals but it was still very crowded. The beach is beautiful white sand but no shade anywhere.

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