Where is Half Moon Bay Akumal?
Akumal Bay, which is in the Yucatan’s Rivera Maya on the Caribbean coastline, is just a 90 minute drive south from the Cancun airport. Half Moon Bay is a private residential area just north of Akumal Bay. Light years away from the crowds and fast pace of Cancun.
Is Akumal safe right now?
Safety in Akumal. Akumal’s crime rate is very low! It’s a small beach town. Most of the hotels in the area have a security at each entrance to ensure visitors feel safe.
Is Akumal Mexico expensive?
The cost of staying in Akumal is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Akumal due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.
Is Akumal Beach public?
Akumal was founded in 1958 so it is quite a bit older than Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Cancun. It was actually founded by a scuba diver as a base for him and other divers. Akumal beach is a public beach so you do not have to pay an entrance fee to be on the beach.
Are there turtles in Half Moon Bay Akumal?
Snorkeling at Half Moon Bay The barrier reef in front Half Moon Bay has created a shallow, protected area, providing excellent snorkeling that is easily accessed from the beach. Inside the bay, snorkelers can see a wide variety of coral, tropical fish, and sea turtles.
How do you snorkel in Akumal?
Green sea turtles are easy to encounter in Akumal Bay’s shallow seagrass meadows. If you want to snorkel the barrier reef (zone 3 on the map), you’ll have to swim at right-angles to the beach towards the barrier reef. Do not cross the marked turtles sighting areas (see map).
Are there sharks in Akumal Bay?
Yes, there have been Nurse Sharks spotted in Akumal Bay and No, there have been no shark attacks in Akumal Bay.