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Half Moon Bay

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Address: Akumal, Mexico

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Rocky but quiet

You many not alway see the turtles the way you do at neighbouring Akumal, but you also won't see the hundreds of people on tours, on lounge chairs and the beach! It's a great and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
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Richmond Hill, Canada

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

had a hard time with visibility and didn't really see a lot , but it was also really windy the day we went out

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

You many not alway see the turtles the way you do at neighbouring Akumal, but you also won't see the hundreds of people on tours, on lounge chairs and the beach! It's a great and quiet place for snorkelling.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I went here excited to do a snorkeling excursion to see the turtles. I found an outfit that paired me with a two couples from Spain. Our guide took us outside of the roped safe area to see turtles. The group I was with was relatively inexperienced and I was really disappointed to see that we were taken to a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

In mexico i like how they behave, like on akumal beach there is nothing plastic to avoid tourist to throw on beach, like they are ecologic...on some places (contoy) its forbidden to use sun cream u need to use bio sun cream...all this hypocrite make make me laugh when i see how they treat stringray and turtles, like monkey in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We rented a property of Half Moon Bay for 10 days over the holidays. Though there is pleny of rental properties, I never seen more than 20 people in the water here at any given time. The snorkelling was great, though there is a bit of current, yet still well suited for beginners.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This relatively quiet bay provides some amazing snorkelling particularly in the southern corner. You can rent kayaks and paddle boards to explore above water.

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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Half Moon Bay is exceptionally quiet and is the perfect get away from the tourism at Akumal Beach. The shallow reef is beautiful and if you explore long enough, you'll be sure to spot sea turtles. Be sure and visit La Buena Vida Restaurant after your snorkel!

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We stayed in a condo on Half Moon Bay (at La Iguana) for a week between Christmas and New Year's Day. Half Moon Bay is beautiful and peaceful. Great sunrises and calm water. The thing to keep in mind is that the northern third of the bay does not have a true beachfront. Along that section of the bay, there... More 

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Templeton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a shallow water bay with lots of coral near the shore line. Highly recommend water shoes for swimming here! The bay has a mix of clear, shallow white sandy areas, small coral reefs, and some strong currents near the reef. I would not recommend this bay for snorkeling or seeing diverse sea life. It is beautiful for catching... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Great beach to snorkel. Many fish and sea turtles to see. Fairly protected area there at Half Moon Bay. There are some good beach restaraunts near the water. Beach is sandy, not too rocky. Great dive shop on site to rent snorkel gear, scuba gear...you will get good info if you go to the dive shop on where to snorkel.... More 

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