Half Moon Bay, Akumal

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For peace and serenity away from the tourist crowds head to Half Moon Bay. You can swim in the calm waters, but be careful not to step on any creatures--swim shoes may be a good idea. Snorkel in the clear waters and admire the marine wildlife around you. Access to the beach is easier for those staying in accommodations along Half Moon Bay, but it is accessible to all. Take care in the water on windy days, as it is not as protected by outlying reefs as other bays nearby. Plan to see Half Moon Bay and other attractions that appeal to you using our Akumal trip tool .
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  • October 2, 2017
    I really like this beach because there are always a few people, the bad thing is that there are now less than less since there is no public access, and the only way to reach it is through the restaurant La Buena Vida, which by the way has a very narrow and rigid entry and if not you are going to eat you feel uncomfortable. Unfortunately it is a beach/reef which have killed autumn, since that enter the water you can swim in the coral, but are all dead, muertisimo, becoming both a fish despistado that nothing between dead coral, a shame seeing this on a beach that has all the conditions to be preserved is very difićil access for the masses and there is a strict control on visitors, but we also saw how people housed in homes, hostels, Inns and others entering water with water shoes by stepping on the cor without mercy to e importing them a radish smashing and slaughter that they made, a distressed to see that who has money to enjoy a place so has not nor culture nor the education needed to conserve it, unfortunately the locals nor call them attention in this regard Perhaps for fear of losing customers. I came back from my trip with the conviction that if Mexican authorities do not take serious measures promptly to stop destruction and environmental depredation that both locals as tourists carry out to the destination Riviera Maya has very little time be attractive.
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  • September 25, 2017
    We visited the Half Moon Bay in 2007 and it was an absolute gem. Unspoiled beach with loads of palm trees, amazing sea life and corals just off the beach (snorkeling was an absolute treat), cozy beach...  more »
  • September 1, 2017
    Half Moon Bay is a beautiful tranquil Bay. There are 2 restaurants, where us the Buena Vida has been better, a really great beach restaurant with reasonable prices. For snorkeling, you need shoes, with a little luck you can see also turtles in the water. The turtle nests are a highlight on this beach, with a little luck you can see the little turtles on their way to the water. At night, you can see the big turtles, set as they are looking their nest and the eggs. A unique experience. Unfortunately, can not run on the beach to Akumal Beach, but must along the road, which is very cumbersome for the heat. Weather permitting, you have more or less sea grass are located on the beach. Unfortunately, it takes a long time until the employees or other helpers have eliminated the seagrass. Those who like slightly more quiet and contemplative, is in good hands at this beach.
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For comfortable beachfront options near the town itself, look to Half Moon Bay, whose curving coastline serves as the hub of diving and other beach activities in the region. Budget options can be difficult to find in Akumal and in the neighboring coastal towns--expect to pay the same, if not more, per night in the nearby town of Puerto Aventuras.
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