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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  • Unlike Akumal, Half Moon Bay, though only a 15 minute walk north, is far less crowded and without all the vendors coercing you to snorkel with them or rent from them or claims of you must do this or t...  more »
  • The Bluest water in the white sandy beaches are the reason to stop at Half Moon Bay it's absolutely beautiful here if you're fortunate enough to find a place to rent to watch the sunrise and the sun s...  more »
  • Stayed on Half moon bay and, well just get there as soon as possible the north end of the bay to the reef is the place to start  more »

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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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