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This place has lost its appeal because of what happening in Akumal Bay

Been coming here for years , And while HMB is past Akumal Bay it’s still affected by the fact they... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Beautiful and peaceful....

Just a nice little bay with a few small hotels, condos and simple shops, no hype, no vendors... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Comox Valley, Canada
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  • Average9%
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Akumal, Mexico

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Been coming here for years , And while HMB is past Akumal Bay it’s still affected by the fact they have decided To allow tour guides to bother people the whole road in . And you now have to hire a snorkel guides to go...More

Thank amstelncv
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a nice little bay with a few small hotels, condos and simple shops, no hype, no vendors, fantastic beach bar (la Buena Vida), good snorkeling. Loved it. BTW the poster Jan below with the two star rating is talking about Akumal Bay, next door...More

Thank Arcosdad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are here now , staying at the La Sirena condos very beautiful and peaceful a few things I wish I would have done before our trip. 1).Bring snorkeling gear and booties this beach is all about snorkeling you cannot walk into the water without...More

Thank RickSonya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a condo on Half Moon Bay. The Bay varies very much depending on where you stay. In some places the beach is very steep and rocky, some places just rocks and some places a wide sandy beach. Right in the middle the...More

Thank kannb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for years and the place was great, went this year and I will never visit again. The local "ocean patrol" have completely ruined this experience. I would have gladly paid to enter this beach but the last thing I wanted was to be...More

Thank Jan K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beach is wonderful to snorkle, there are some rocks, so its better to have water shoes. It´s like a private beach for people on the small hotels nearby. The bottom of the sea has lots of fishes and marine vegetation

Thank ilandere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at La Buena Vida for lunch and sat by the water. This bay is entirely different than Akumal Bay and I wished we'd had time to come back and swim. The snorkeling looked like it would be GREAT and there were several snorkelers...More

Thank Carl B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Half Moon bay is a nice walk from Akumal Bay. With many good restaurants, it is a pleasant stroll away!

Thank tzbreck
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

This is absolutely gorgeous and so relaxing. ..definitely we will go back...but longer. ..lol ..we were on a day to day no plan kind of trip. ..we stayed in Puerto morelos for 4 days. .and we were recommended to absolutely go to akumal. ..we had...More

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 31 October 2017

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 that. All Mexico beaches are public...More

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La Lunita
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.15 km away
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21 September 2017|
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Response from RickSonya | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure this is to late but for others, we are here now. Half moon bay is open without a guide. You can walk the beach and or street :)
6 September 2017|
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Response from Karin W | Reviewed this property |
All beaches in Mexico are free, including Half Moon Bay. Although there is an area at the far end of HMB that is a feeding ground for turtles, I only saw one, and I snorkeled there for over a week. You will definitely see... More
27 August 2017|
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Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
Where we went it seemed small, protected, and out of the way. I am not sure that I would go wandering through any of the cities but I have no trepidation about going to out of the way beaches or historical sites.