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Half Moon Bay

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Address: Akumal, Mexico

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Snorkel with the Turtles

This is the fourth visit we have made to Half Moon Bay, and I swear the turtles have all grown three-fold since our first visit! We saw no less than 30 turtles, and most of them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
fkfad5
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Duluth, Georgia

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Duluth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the fourth visit we have made to Half Moon Bay, and I swear the turtles have all grown three-fold since our first visit! We saw no less than 30 turtles, and most of them looked the size of VW Beetles!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a condo on the bay and snorkeled right in front of our condo. We saw baby turtles hatching here also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed on HMB for a week and it was fantastic. It was very quiet and low key compared to other bay's we visited in the area. Great for walking out of your condo and snorkeling; tons of coral, sea critters, and beautiful fish. I can't forget the best part the turtles! We got to see turtles hatching and huge... More 

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Thank K. Ashley G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beach area is great. A little rocky so you may want to wear water shoes.Very clear water. Lots of coral and shells on the beach. The snorkeling is great as there is a reef not far out from the left side, where the waves break. You will see a lot of fish.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting here was a treat. It is a calm harbor with little to no waves and it a mecca for snorkeling the incredibly clear water. It doesn't take long until a huge sea turtle comes swimming by. There are many and you marvel at the grace of how they swim around, feed on the bottom and come up for air.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We returned to Akumal & Half Moon Bay for our third summer, staying in Casa Luna (2nd time) on the road between Half Moon Bay & Akumal. The spacious villa has a multi-million dollar view of the ocean and is quiet, private, comfortable, and has spectacular landscaping and grounds. The villa has a pool, books, games, outdoor shower, hammocks, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

Stayed in one of the condominiums at Half Moon Bay and fell in love!! Can see nice sunrise and place is so quite and family friendly, close to nice restaurants just 5 or 10 minutes. It is a little rocky but it great to spend all day there hanging out and snorkeling. would love to come back again soon!!

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Bampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Did coral surveys here as part of a reef scuba course. Lots of wildlife to see. Didn't go ashore so can't comment on that.

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Thank SausagePudding
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Half Moon bay is home to a wide array of marine life that is readily witnessed with just a mask, snorkel and fins. The sea turtles visit annually to nest nearby and the variety of fish is amazing!

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Fairfax, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

The water is warm and beautiful. One can swim there, but the surf can be somewhat challenging for some. It is a bit rocky, but good water shoes should help. Snorkeling is terrific if the water is calm. If you have come to see turtles nesting, then you have come to the right place. The beach is pristine and lovely.... More 

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