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Address: Akumal, Mexico

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Peaceful!

We stayed in a rental house on Half Moon Bay from March 28-April 5. I can honestly say this was the most peaceful vacation we have ever taken. No crowds of people...we honestly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Wis. Rapids, Wi
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Wis. Rapids, Wi
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We stayed in a rental house on Half Moon Bay from March 28-April 5. I can honestly say this was the most peaceful vacation we have ever taken. No crowds of people...we honestly felt like we were the only two people in the world some days. The beach is rocky...but once you get past the rocks the snorkeling is amazing.... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We stayed at La Sirena, a small complex of 4 villas and a condo building. We were at the north end of the bay, about a mile from Akumal Beach. The shoreline if VERY shallow, and it can be a bit challenging to get out into deeper water for snorkeling. The nice thing is that within about 100 feet of... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We always stay at one of the condos at Half Moon Bay. it has fantastic snorkeling, especially when its calm. The beach is very private, with no crowds. Great for a lazy day reading a book, snorkeling, or going to the Buena Vida.

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ABQ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

But is uncrowded and quiet! There is just too much seaweed. Still pretty, but not great for snorkeling.

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Rexburg, Idaho
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17 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We ate at La Buena Vida twice over our week in paradise, uh, I mean Akumal. This restaurant is right on Half Moon Bay. From our table we saw a stingray pass by. One boat was tied to the shore. It seemed very shallow, and when we were there the shoreline was loaded with seaweed. (March 2015) I don't see... More 

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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

La Buena Vida was the best. Then there was que Ono. The La Lunita was very good also. There was also Gynna's

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We enjoyed several snorkels here; it was the first time I saw the real colors of coral! We thoroughly enjoyed the quiet area and plan to return

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Even though there is a sea weed issue it never bothered us. Found a "special seed" from Brazil that was suppose to bring good luck. Very relaxed area within walking distance to great restaurants.

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Timonium, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We stayed in a very nice condo on Half Moon Bay but did our swimming elsewhere. Large portion of the beach front are rocky or have lots of coral at the waters edge. The beach is fine for sun bathing but not necessarily ideal for swimming. To make matters worse the Mexican beaches, and indeed many throughout the Caribbean have... More 

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

You can walk in by the Buena Vida Restaurant ( a great place to eat!) and snorkel off the beach. I saw turtles and big, black rays here- which I didn't see at Akumal Bay. There are some rocky areas, not all sandy like at Akumal, but once you're in- it is great.

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