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“TURTLES!!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay
Akumal, Mexico
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Ranked #10 of 13 Attractions in Akumal
Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Calgary, Alberta
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“TURTLES!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Half Moon Bay is the place to snorkle and find an assortment of marine life including sea turtles!

There are groups that offer excursions there, but if you have equipment and your hotel is nearby I would suggest going on your own. Then it is just you and you aren't having to wait for other people and can do what you want.

We saw sea turtles, an assortment of fish, sting rays and even a huge barracuda. As amazing as that is please remember to give the turtles their space and don't try to touch them or harass them.

Water is clear and shallow heading in so easy for new snorklers. Will definitely visit the bay again.

Visited December 2011
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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“VERY cool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

We went to swim with sea turtles for my son, but I wound up loving it far more than I would have dreamed. Completely unforgettable experience. Be sure and buy the CD of pictures from an underwater photographer; you won't be sorry.

Visited December 2011
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“Nice beach and warm water with rocky bottom”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

As long as you have water shoes you can enjoy the water. Beach area is small, but nice. Sunny all morning and some of the afternoon. Two restaurants right on the sand!

Visited December 2011
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Wasilla, Alaska, United States
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“Best Snorkeling in Akumal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

The best thing about half moon bay is it is not crowded. Swim to the reef area and you will see so many different fish and other sea creatures. Very shallow until you get to the reef so it is great for beginners. If you look around you will see turtles and usually rays. We also see squid and an occasional barracuda. Public entry point is right by La Buena Vida. Beach is also public property if you just want to walk and look for great shells etc.

Visited November 2011
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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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“Great snorkeling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

Low key, beautiful beach with great snorkeling. A number of quaint boutique hotels & and good restaurants rim this mile long beach. You come here to get away. If you rowdy nightlife, stay in Cancun

Visited December 2011
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