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Half Moon Bay

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Address: Akumal, Mexico

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Interesting diving on heatlhy active reef

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Bampton, United Kingdom

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Bampton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Thank SausagePudding
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Thank Brian W
Fairfax, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We stayed three nights on Akumal Bay, and the view was plain beautiful! The sand was rather coarse and as other reviewers stated, the edge of the water is quite rocky. That was enough to keep us from going into the water to swim. On the other hand, it was perfect for lounging on a beach chair and reading a... More 

1 Thank Scott M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We spent 4 days on half moon bay. We made a failed attempt at snorkeling the bay the first day, but the water was rough and with the coral not far below the surface of the water it was too dangerous. That being said on the last day the water was smooth and we spent a good two hours cruising... More 

1 Thank kiana325
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Urchins under every rock. I've never seen them so huge! Nice blend of things all over the bay. Very shallow. Go only when very calm.

Thank melcrose
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Decent snorkeling from the beach, but compared to Akumal, access is more difficult due to rocks. On the other hand, there was only a handful of people in the entire bay.

1 Thank Spaintravell14
Taylors, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Visited Akumal and Half Moon Bay for the first time. We'd only seen pictures online but were intrigued by the white sand and azure water. The pictures didn't lie! My wife does not like turtle grass or extensive weed in the water. Half Moon Bay had none of that. Sure, a little weed floated in after a storm but overall... More 

Thank dmalcolm72
Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Getting in the water is difficult if you don't have some water shoes, but once you're in the snorkeling is very nice. We saw a turtle, stringray, starfish, and lots of colorful corals and fish. There are mostly whitesand beaches, some rocky, and not many people. There's a fantastic restaurant called La Buena Vida (and some other restaurants too), and... More 

Thank Lance R
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Best ceviche inAkumal is made by Omar, and served by his lovely lady, Itzel, inside the Carnitas Estilo Michoacan restaurant deep inside the Yal-cu Lagoon. DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY: serving 9-4 only, Omar is a great local chef, well deserving awareness, and the breakfast, lunch and take out was the best in Akumal. We've rated over 24 ceviche's in... More 

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