Half Moon Bay Beach

A small protected inlet that keeps waters calm and supports a rich underwater marine habitat, Half Moon Bay Beach is a great spot for snorkeling, but it is quiet and relaxing enough that you can spend a day relaxing on the shore as well.

Situated in the heart of Akumal, Half Moon Bay Beach is on the East coast of Mexico. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Though you'll make many choices while on vacation, choosing a suitable beach may be one of the more important things you do. Half Moon Bay Beach is one of many fun beaches in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean to consider.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach is backed by a number of privately owed condos, but that shouldn't deter guests from planning a day on this beach. The snorkeling is worth a trip, with turtles, barracudas, small fish, and even a shark on occasion. If you prefer to stay on land, the sand is nice and there are a few restaurants and bars nearby.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Don't forget that the area right around Half Moon Bay Beach is a bustling area, so show up early.

What's Nearby


Half Moon Bay Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the East coast of Mexico; it's located near attractions like Mexicarte Akumal, which is only a short distance away, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Half Moon Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Mexicarte Akumal Art Gallery 0.7 mi. SW --
Riviera Maya Golf Club Golf Course 2.7 mi. SW --

Cities and Towns

Cities near Half Moon Bay Beach include Akumal, which isn't a congested area, and it can be an interesting destination for those wishing to get a better feel for the area.


How many other people you encounter at Half Moon Bay Beach will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Vacationers seeking a place to stay near the beach shouldn't have a tough time, as there are lots of accommodations to pick from in the immediate vicinity. You'll find the closest booking options by looking over what's listed below.

Accommodations near Half Moon Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Casa Blanca Lodge 0.0 mi. N Lodge
La Bahia Condominiums 0.1 mi. NNE Hotel
Vista del Mar Hotel 0.1 mi. S Hotel
Hotel La Tortuga 0.2 mi. NE Resort
Casa Luna 0.3 mi. S Hotel
Las Casitas Akumal 0.6 mi. SSW Hotel
Hotel Akumal Caribe 0.7 mi. SW Hotel
Akumal Beach Resort 1.0 mi. SW Hotel
Grand Sirenis Mayan Beach 1.8 mi. NE Resort
Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya 1.9 mi. NNE Resort


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's specialty dishes, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest places to eat is La Lunita. The restaurant features International food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their tacos. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a short distance away.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Half Moon Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
La Lunita (984) 875 90 70 International Very Casual 0.1 mi. NNE
El Bistro (984) 873-1484 Mexican Very Casual 0.2 mi. NE
La Buena Vida (415) 152-2211 International Informal 0.2 mi. S
Lucy's Homemade Ice Creams -- Eclectic Very Casual 0.6 mi. SW
Turtle Bay Bakery & Restaurant (984) 875-9138 American Informal 0.6 mi. SW
La Cueva Del Pescador -- Mexican -- 0.6 mi. SSW
Imelda's -- Mexican -- 0.6 mi. SSW
Lucy's Homemade Ice Cream at the Arch -- Eclectic Very Casual 0.6 mi. SW
La Akumalito -- Mexican -- 0.7 mi. SW
Naturama Juice Bar -- -- -- 0.7 mi. SSW
Lol-Ha Akumal (915) 584-3552 International, Mexican Very Casual 0.7 mi. SSW
Lucy's Too -- International -- 0.8 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

Half Moon Bay Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit in Mexico.

Travelers may also want to consider Playa Akumal, another favorite sun-spot in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.

There's plenty to see and do in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, and Half Moon Bay Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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