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A crescent of pristine white sands on the Riviera Maya

One glimpse of this sandy, crescent-shaped inlet of turquoise blue waters will have you over the moon. Set along the stretch of the Gulf of Mexico coast affectionately called the Mayan Riviera, Half Moon Bay's white sands and warm waters are a prime example of why beach lovers keep flocking to Mexico's oceanfront paradise. Halfway between the towns of Playa del Carmen and Tulum, this picturesque inlet of luxury condominiums and Half Moon Bay vacation rentals is a perfect base for exploring the sites of Caribbean Mexico, from climbing Mayan ruins to snorkeling hidden watering holes.

Things to do

Explore ancient ruins and hidden watering holes

Perched on a clifftop overlooking waters that are a shade of blue you have to see to believe, the preserved Mayan ruins at Tulum National Park are a must-see. It's worth it to tear yourself away from the beach for some snorkeling and ecotourism at Xel-Há water park or at one of the many local cenotes (hidden natural swimming holes) for a one-of-a-kind adventure -- some are even underground! Once you've worked up an appetite, indulge in a taco crawl while exploring the quirky streets of Playa del Carmen.


Relax yourself mind, body, and soul on the Mayan Riviera

Crystal clear turquoise waters and fine white sand beaches make the Mayan Riviera feel like a slice of heaven. If you can tear yourself away from all the relaxing, grab a snorkel and immerse yourself in a sea of rainbow-colored fish. To get even more up close and personal, hop a boat to the nearby island of Cozumel for some of the best diving in the world. Align your chakras in laid-back Tulum, where New Age meets the tropics and you're just as likely to find holistic healing and yoga retreats as you are homemade tacos and sandy beaches.


Trade in your winter blues for turquoise beaches

The Mayan Riviera is always hot, so pack light. The distinction in these parts isn't summer vs. winter, but wet vs. dry, with dry season lasting from November to May, and wet season stretching from June through October. You'll want to be careful if you're planning to book a Half Moon Bay vacation rental in the second half of the wet season, as hurricanes can swing through the region. The waters are a perfect temperature for swimming year round, though April can see an influx of pesky jellyfish, so proceed with caution.

Natural features

If you don't know what a cenote is, you're in for a treat

Meet the cenote -- a natural swimming hole formed by collapsed limestone bedrock and unique to the Yucatán peninsula. Some are almost entirely closed-off underground caves, others are hidden in the jungle, while still others open straight into the ocean. A Half Moon Bay vacation rental puts you in a prime spot for exploring these fascinating natural phenomena. Of course, there's also no shortage of traditional beaches, with miles and miles of pristine white sands and glittering turquoise waters running up and down the coast.

Where to stay around Half Moon Bay, Akumal?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,806 vacation rentals near Half Moon Bay. From 317 Houses to 1,062 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Half Moon Bay for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay near Half Moon Bay?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend near Half Moon Bay:

  • Gonzalo Guerrero: 2,432 vacation rentals
  • Aldea Zama: 269 vacation rentals
  • Playacar Beach: 890 vacation rentals
  • Centro: 3,162 vacation rentals
  • Playacar Fase II: 972 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I rent Houses near Half Moon Bay?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 317 Houses near Half Moon Bay. Our other popular types of vacation rentals near Half Moon Bay include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,062 rentals available
  • Villas: 265 rentals available
  • Studios: 482 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool near Half Moon Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,333 vacation rentals with pool available near Half Moon Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Can I book a vacation rental directly online or instantly near Half Moon Bay?

    Yes, Vrbo offers a selection of 1,804 vacation rentals to book directly online and 1,083 with instant booking available near Half Moon Bay. Don't wait, have a look at our vacation rentals via our search bar and be ready for your next trip near Half Moon Bay! 

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