La Bahia - Half Moon Bay

in Akumal - Half Moon Bay

  • Bedrooms: 1-2
  • Bathrooms: 1-2
  • Prices: ~$125 - $350 per night
  • Rating: 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars
    (based on 16 reviews)
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This is one of our favorite Akumal properties, and our guests! La Bahia is a beautiful condominium, perfectly located in the center of the nicest part of the sandy beach on the famous Half Moon Bay.

Each unit features a private balcony with stunning views. Bedrooms offer both spectacular beach and jungle views, unique to most other condos on the bay. Enjoy the refreshing cross breeze from any room or enjoy the bedroom A/C.  All of the units at La Bahia have air conditioning in the bedrooms and all of them have in the dining/living room area as well except units 7 and 8. The management can provide the following items for guests at an additional fee. Bikes = $ 7 usd per day or $ 35 usd per week, Roll-away bed = $ 10 per day, Baby Cribs = $ 10 per day, High chairs = $ 5 per day. Please request in advance when booking to insure availability. 

Soak up the sun from the elevated private beach courtyard and the shade of a palapa on the white sand beach. Find fabulous snorkeling in the Bay right outside your door and just up the road in the aquarium-like Yal Ku Lagoon!

La Bahia offers its guest the convenience of amenities within walking distance, yet a beach that is semi~secluded. Our guests rave about their stays here. These condos are privately owned and decorated, making each one unique. La Bahia's beautiful units, each include daily maid service, free bottled purified water, linens, a fully equipped kitchen, TV in all units but 8 and plenty of convenient appliances and more. Wireless internet is available in all units, so please bring your laptop. The caretaker on site will give you a password to access the internet at your convenience throughout your stay. Beach towels can be checked out at the reception office.

La Bahia #1
The 3 air conditioners will make it feel like central air conditioning in this 2 bedroom unit, plus ceiling fans and cross breezes from the Caribbean. Walk-on, walk-off beach level makes it perfect for families with children. The master bedroom has a king bed and the second bedroom offers 2 beds, a double and a twin. Its Mexican decor is enhanced by a flowering hibiscus hedge and palm trees, which add shade to the beachfront patio and create privacy. The kitchen offers many amenities such as new appliances and granite counters. Custom wood cabinetry throughout offers copious storage, as well as privacy for the master bedroom. New patio furniture is perfect for alfresco dining. Similar to all the units, an extra wide built in sofa can accommodate an extra person in this newly redecorated, color coordinated unit. Beach towels are provided at this unit, and it has a safe.  There is a/c in the bedrooms and also in the  dining/living room area.

La Bahia #2 
From the airy, ground floor (south side), spacious condo #2 at La Bahia, you can walk out the front door barefoot to the beach or relax and read under the palms or under our palapas. This two-bedroom/two-bath unit of 1,125 square feet includes new appliances as well as new air conditioning and ceiling fans, although tropical breezes often make these unnecessary. The condo has been renovated recently with all new tile floors, newly painted rooms, curtains, and upholstered sofa cushions. The open floor plan includes large windows on three sides of the living room for outstanding views of the beach and bay beyond. It is decorated with live tropical plants and palms and Mexican artifacts. The Caribbean Sea can be viewed from all rooms, which is an amenity not many condos offer. The master bedroom (king-sized bed) and guest room (two twin-sized beds, or, together one king) both have ample closet space. Daily maid service is available, and beach towels are provided. Cell phone and wireless Internet service are available, so bring your cell and laptop, if you wish. There is also a satellite TV, DVD player, and iPod docking station. There is a/c in the bedrooms and also in the  dining/living room area.

La Bahia #4 
This 2-bedroom unit has the ambiance of Chapultepec, providing elegance and serenity in an eclectic decor displaying the historical and cultural differences of Mexico. On the second floor, Unit #4 is lightly larger than the upper units and offers breathtaking views of the beach, Half Moon Bay and the Caribbean Sea from the 3 windowed walls in the living room, while providing additional security of an upper level. The newly installed A/C provides a choice to satisfy your temperature needs. Both bedrooms offer the sights and sounds of the ocean and jungle. The master bedroom has warm earth-tone colors and the ambiance of Conquistador Spanish Mexico. This bedroom  has luxurious king size bedding with high thread-count sheets, a European tapestry, filigree mirror and closet safe. The second bedroom is decorated in the Mexican style, with Mola embroideries and Iron Headboards for the twin beds.Both baths have hair dryers. The living room, with its breath-taking 270° vista, is decorated in the Caribbean Yucatan style, with tropical print fabrics, (replica) Maya artifacts, a radio-CD player and a flat screen TV along with a selection of DVD's for your viewing pleasure. The kitchen, with its hand-created tile, is fully stocked with all amenities. Swing in the terrace hammock or play cards out under the stars on the new patio set.  Owners have a new mattress in the Master (2014) . There is a/c in the bedrooms and also in the  dining/living room area. This unit provides a romantic and tranquil sojourn from your normal life and the memories created here will provide enchanting memories that will endure until your next visit.  4 guests max. 

La Bahia #5
Situated on the 3rd floor, Unit #5 has a dramatic view of Half Moon Bay to the east and the lush jungle to the west. Decorated with the rich colors of a Mexican fiesta, it will feel like home away from home. As in all the units at La Bahia, the kitchen offers plenty of amenities; oven/range, barware, flatware, cooking utensils etc., as well as a large refrigerator, making it perfect for entertaining new found friends, or having a Mayan meal prepared by a local. Wide louvered doors to the master bedroom, which has a king bed, can be opened to create a bright and airy feeling and allow for views & breeze throughout ,or closed for privacy. The 2nd bedroom has it's own entrance and can be locked from either direction, creating a large 1 bedroom condo, or an inexpensive hotel room. (This is the same for all units on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors of La Bahia.) The 2 twin beds in the second bedroom of #5 can also be moved together to create a king bed instead. Both bedrooms have their own bathrooms. A/C, books, games, hammock, and a safe The patio furniture assures added relaxation with specacular views to this comfortable and beautiful unit. Master BR safe can provide safe keeping for a laptop, purse and camera.  There is a/c in the bedrooms and also in the  dining/living room area. 

La Bahia #7 
This newly updated 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom unit is on the fourth floor. Its views are so dramatic they will take your breath away. The new unique jungle side balcony is large and has an entrance from both bedrooms. (It is the only La Bahia unit with a balcony on the ocean and jungle sides.) The master offers a built in wall cabinetry and windows on 3 sides. All rooms offer ceiling fans and A/C to aid the cool Caribbean breeze. The master in this condo has a queen bed and the 2nd bedroom has a double bed, with a shared bathroom dividing the two bedrooms.  There is a radio, a safe, a TV and cable in this unit. Newly remodeled in late 2014. New curtains on the front and side windows, new cabinets, new linens and bedding, electronic water cooler (hot/cold) and new couch cushions! There is a DVD player and more.  This unit hosts a smart TV with an active Netflix account as well as Internet access. There is also a wireless keyboard mouse to use with the Smart TV. There is a/c in the bedrooms. 

La Bahia #8
On the 4th floor with one other condo (#7), this smaller one bedroom studio condo offers spectacular views and a sun filled stay. The ceiling fans and A/C will enhance the Caribbean breeze and tropical decor. The open bedroom has a queen bed. This is a perfect vacation choice for one or two people as it is private and intimate, with views which will help to make everlasting memories.  Please note that internet is now available in this unit. This studio condo is much simpler than others in the building; so it has the bonus of being priced much lower for the traveler who is looking for no frills, but desires a well managed condo in a wonderful location, on a popular beach, with a spectacular view. It has just been updated, and now offers TV and a safe as well.  There is a/c in the bedrooms.

La Bahia is one of the most popular condominiums that Caribbean Fantasy represents. These beachfront condos offer a unobstructed views of beautiful Half Moon Bay, and the pristine clear aqua marine water below. At La Bahia, the units can be rented as a 2BR or 1BR condo. The master suite, furnished with a king size bed, is separated from the living area with a bi-fold wooden door, which when left open, allows the free flow of the fresh Caribbean air, and a fabulous view of the Bay. Each morning you are awakened by natures alarm clock; the melodious singing of tropical birds out the jungle side window, and the soft lapping waves along the beach. Nothing may be more rewarding than sipping a cup of coffee while watching the sunrise from the spacious decks. Both bedrooms are served by private tiled bathrooms with open showers. The beachfront second bedroom has either twins, a double or a king bed, depending on the unit. The completely furnished full kitchen includes bottled water, pans, dishes, table accessories, a bar with stools and a dining table. Upgrades to the units are unique, as each is privately owned. Daily maid service allows you to be on your way to enjoy all the local beauty both above and below the water, while the unit is cleaned up, beds made, and dishes washed! While relaxing on the built in bodegas in the living room, you will find it difficult to concentrate on anything but the 180 degree view which greets each day. Finally the balcony allows the morning rays in relative privacy, or use the hammock for a siesta. Join friends new and old in the beachfront courtyard for a BBQ, or arrange to have a local come in and prepare a wonderful Mayan meal. La Bahia in located in Akumal, which is in the Yucatan's Rivera Maya, on the Caribbean Coastline. It is just a short hour drive from the Cancun airport, but light years away from the crowds and fast pace of the city. Area bays are world renown for diving and snorkeling, as written up by many publications. The barrier reef along this coast, which protects Half Moon Bay, is rated as one of the seven underwater wonders of the world. From Half Moon Bay, the water is often so clear that sea life, such as turtles, can be seen from the building without even entering the water. Within walking distance of the condos is the famous Yalku Lagoon, which is often equated to swimming in an aquarium. Also, there are many wonderful small restaurants tucked around the Bay for your convenience. The common phrase here is 'No shoes required!' The Akumal area is both rustic and somewhat remote, with thatched roofed restaurants, lounges, dive shops, gift shops, coffee bars, and more. The arts are a focus as well, both local and international. The area offers a doctor, pharmacy, markets, library, ecological center, arts center, outdoor stage, police station, laundry, kids center and more. Come stay in paradise!


Seasons at La Bahia Layout 2BR 2BA Condos/Night 2BR 2BA Condos/Night 2BR 1BA Condos/Night 1BR 1BA Studio /Night
Unit 5 Unit 1**, 2, 3, 4, & 6  Unit 7  Unit 8 


2016 Jan 2 - Apr 8

1 Bedroom $190     $225 **


2 Bedroom $200  $235 $180 


2015 Apr 11 - Dec 18

2016 Apr 8 - Dec 23 

1 Bedroom


     $155 **


2 Bedroom


 $165/night, $1125/week*



2015 Dec 19 - Jan 1

2016 Dec 24 - Jan 6 

1 Bedroom  $345      $345 ** $275   


2 Bedroom $345   $345  $275 


Add Ons at La Bahia  2BR Condo 1BR Condo
Base # of Guests  4  2
Max  # of Guests 4-5 (**4-6 in unit 1) 2-3
Extra PP Fee 
Adults $10/night pp
Children 10 and under $10/night pp


La Bahia Bedrooms Beds Level Baths MAX # of guests Dogs Allowed
Unit 1** 2  1K, 1D, 1T Beach Level 2 4-6 with kids No
Unit 2 2 1K, 2T Beach Level 2 5 Inquire
Unit 3 2  1K, 2T 2nd Level 2 5 Inquire
Unit 4 2  1K, 2T*** 2nd Level 4 (no kids under 8 please)  Inquire
Unit 5 2 1K, 2T (or 2K)  3rd Level 2 5 Inquire
Unit 6 2 2 K 3rd Level 2 5 Inquire
 Unit 7  1-2 1Q, 1DBL 4th Level 1 5 Inquire
Unit 8 1 1Q 4th Level 1 2-3 Inquire

All Units couches or roll aways as additonal beds.  The management can provide the following items for guests at an additional fee.

 Roll-away bed = $ 10 per day, Baby Cribs = $ 10 per day, High chairs = $ 5 per day.

Please request in advance when booking to ensure availability. 

 K = King, Q = Queen, D = Double, T = Twin, O = Other

*** October 2015 La Bahia 4, will have a queen bed only in the second bedroom.

* Some 2BR condos offer a better weekly rate for low season. Please inquire. 

**Not all 2BR units offer the 1 BR option. Please inquire. Also, Unit 1 may allow up to 6 people (as long as they are not all adults) please inquire. The rate per night for the extra people can be up to $25/night. 

The management can provide the following items for guests at an additional fee. Bikes = $ 7 usd per day or $ 35 usd per week, Roll-away bed = $ 10 per day, Baby Cribs = $ 10 per day, High chairs = $ 5 per day. Please request in advance when booking to ensure availability. 

All Holiday reservations must be booked for a minimum of 7 nights. Each holiday (New Years and Christmas Day, Thanksgiving, President's week) must include 7 nights rented.

Prices are subject to change without notice and rates are not guaranteed until financially confirmed.

Please no smoking or pets.





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#1 La Bahia
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04/01/2004 Kranz
The turtle population has made wonderful amounts of recovery since our last visit. At any given time we were able to snorkel 25 feet off the beach at Half Moon Bay with 6-12 turtles! As we have learned over the years, if you just lay still in the water, they give into curiosity and come check you out! Such magnificent creatures, especially when you are eye to eye! The reef has also seemed to improve since 1999. On the last visit, the problems were bleaching the coral, which all seems to be back to vibrant colors on this last visit in 2004.

Also pleased to hear about the new water treatment plant. It should eliminate most of the water borne illness' in the area. It will assist not only the gringos, but all the native population.

#2 La Bahia
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07/15/2013 Ana
We had a great time and the apartment was very nice decorated and very complete. Gracias!!
#4 La Bahia
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03/04/2015 Pam
We stayed in La Bahia #4 in December 2014. We had an awesome time! The location is great. The view of the beach from the living area is amazing. We will definitely return.
12/22/2013 Cassie
We truly hated to leave La Bahia! The staff was great, the unit was impeccable, dýcor, amenities and more. We loved how fast the wifi worked. The views were the best. It was quiet, a beautiful stretch of beach, plenty of shade.Morning coffee and evening cocktails overlooking Half Moon Bay,priceless! We will be back. Thanks Caribbean Fantasy , Lisa and Jill for sending us here! Great call! Cassie
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05/10/2000 The Kissingers
This was our ninth trip using Caribbean Fantasy, and always in a unit at La Bahia. This is top notch , and we appreciate your ownership and management. It is important to spread the word about the reef life in Half Moon Bay. Use Ecological Centro Akumal for help on this. (aka "CEA"-there is a link to it on the Links page of this site. Seek out CEA & Dr. Shaw specifically for ecological help.)There is signage at La Buena Vida, but it is not enough. The reef dies as it is touched. We think there should not be any type of boating, fishing, swimming or kayaking allowed in the Bay. Snorkel and dive, but look don't touch. Respect all wildlife; coral, fish, turtles.
#5 Estrella de mar la Bahia
05/29/2014 DD
I just wanted to let you know that my wife and I had a great time in Akumal. It's so nice to get away from all the touristy hubub in Cancun and Playa. We really enjoyed the condo at La Bahia, though I did want to tell you we had no hot water the whole week during prime times. We heard a few other guests complain to the staff and they didn't seem to be getting any action, so we just let it go, and started taking our showers in the afternoon. Other than that, it was a great experience and we hope to return.
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10/23/2010 La Bahia Review by Mary
How can you beat waking up to the sound of soothing waves while in the company of the rising sun? Add a cup of joe in your hand, soft powder sand beneath your feet & warm water brushing each step you take. Coffee will never be the same again!! I just love that La Bahia is right in the middle of the bay. The main house is simply beautiful, very cozy & well kept. The rooms & bathrooms are spacious & immaculate. I had my own TV/DVD, microwave, toaster, mini fridge & coffee maker. Although who needs a TV with paradise outside? I felt like I was kayaking and snorkeling in my own private beach. There is also an amazing restaurant, La Lunita, on the bay. You can drive there in less than five minutes or opt for the scenic route via your feet & sand through their beachfront entrance. Tulum and Akumal are only a few minutes away. I recommend renting a vespa to see the ruins. FUN!! The staff was exceptional. They were very welcoming & accomodating. They made my stay that much more special and my leaving that much harder. No doubt the most relaxing vacation I've ever had. Now that I know all this exists in one place, I will be back every year. Already began assembling a group for 2011. Looking forward to returning.
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05/17/2005 TED W.
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03/24/2004 Billie Jo Hopla - Sacramento, CA.
Thank you for all the service we received on our recent trip to AKUMAL. We were extremely pleased with our CONDO on the beach at LA BAHIA. The staff there were so very helpful and professional. We also had a good experience with AVIS for our rental car. We were there 10 days and half way through our car would not start. AVIS brought us an upgrade from CANCUN and gave us credit on check out. Thanks to your staff for all the support on planning our trip. It was a total success. I will be recommending you to all of my friends.
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02/14/2004 Randy,Jane and Noah
This was Jane's third trip to Akumal,and Randy's and Noah's first trip. La Bahia was just wonderful..We felt at home there. We enjoyed YalKul Lagoon, Xcacel beach, and the breakfasts at Turtle Bay...We can't wait to go back!! February, 2003
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09/14/2003 Susan T.
We stayed at LaBahia last during spring break in MArch 2003. This was possibly the most wonderful place we have ever stayed. If you can't get relaxed here.....then you can't relax.
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03/12/2003 Kat M
Just returned from a very nice stay at La Bahia. The condo was very clean and comfortable, and the A/C was nice to have. Please note that there was a lot of plastic trash in the water. The beach crews do a great job cleaning up the beach- but it would be nice to see the trash in the bay cleaned up at least every other day- we gathered what we could, but it was an eyesore and one that's dangerous for the resident turtles. We will go back to Akumal, though-so quiet, so pretty, so nice.
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01/28/2003 Mona Hubinette, Travel Agent
I have used Caribbean Fantasy on numerous occasions for clients, and have found that my clients have just loved their units at e.g. La Bahia and Lol Kanaab - people keep coming back. Caribbean Fantasy are superb professionals - I highly recommend!
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#7 El Nido de la Bahia
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07/07/2013 JoJo5
"Loved each moment" We booked through Caribbean Fantasy Inc. Booking was simple & informative. We've been to akumal three times and this was our first experience with renting a condo. We couldn't be happier with our vacation. The unit was wonderful with breath taking views. The area is safe and friendly. Renting a condo gives one more freedom to support the local community & small businesses of Akumal.
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05/02/2010 Particia/Canada via Mona @ Personal Travel Mgt
Hola Mona, We absolutely loved Akumal. Our condo, #7 in La Bahia, was terrific. We had a balcony to the East for sunrise, and a balcony to the West for the sunset. What could be better! You did a fantastic job. The staff at Playa Paradise, La Bahia, could not do enough for us, and we experienced a wonderful bonding. Thank you. Thank you. Mark and Ute loved our condo and MX. Everything worked out nicely, no worries! The staff was accommodating and very helpful and friendly. Mona, you did a terrific job for us, mucho gracias to everyone involved again and again.
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01/28/2005 Roxane Prince
Wow! It was amazing at La Bahia. We passed 3 days at La bahia 4, very spacious. Also, we passed 11 days at La bahia 7 who was amazing with the bird-eye view on the sea! Thanks again for these vacations!
#8 La Bahia
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03/22/2012 McQueens
We arrived to La Bahia, (how I love this area) about 1 pm, they had been expecting us for a 10 am check in and had everything in order for us, including beach towels in the room for us. Thank you! We found La Bahia # 8 comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed the beauty of the bay and the Caribbean waters from our deck. Could actually watch two turtles playing in the surf. We loved it here as always. Things you may want to know to is the unit needs a bit of work - new sheet, tiles etc, water pressure is poor(not a surprise), satellite tv not working(but then we didn't want to watch tv). You know Mexico- they have someone coming out to fix it the next day!!! La Bahia building is starting to chip paint- needs a little work on the outside. La Bahia # 8 is a budget accommodation but wow the price is amazing and the view spectacular, the deck is a wonderful place to sit with a drink and watch the waves, turtles, the birds flying over head and just to unwind watching a non crowded beach. The staff are great and one just needs to ask for help with the bags - Hint- take a small collapsible cooler so you can take some frozen ice bottles down to the beach with your drinks, climbing up and down the steps are not for everyone, Arriving in Akumal, yes parking is crowded and they charge you 20 pesos to park right in the town. Yet once you head down to Half Moon Bay it is quiet. We had taken our own mask and snorkel and enjoyed the fish and turtles in Half Moon Bay. One day we had not so many fish to see but loved some of the beautiful purple coral. The next day was better viewing in the water, but the winds high and the water ruff- enjoyed it but not for a first time snorkeler. I highly recommend Pescadora fro its grilled fish and oh the lime soup is a meal in itself and delicious. Lo Ha we enjoyed the dancers on Wednesday night! The Pharmacy over in Akumal pueblo over the bridge across the highway was nice to have. We picked up some food in the little market, in Akumal as we did not plan on cooking much. One day we did stop in the large market across from Puerta Aventuras just to w look and huge selection of fresh fish mealst, cheeses etc. I needed some new aqua shoes for Half Moon Bay- looked several places and found the best price in the food market in Akumal. We had a couple of hours on the beautiful beaches in Puerta Morellis, the town is typical Mexico and needs trash picked up etc. The beach is amazing and a $35 dollar beach massage was exactly what I needed, but we still had all our stuff including golf bags so did not stop for this experience.. Xpu Ha, we had fun finding the right turn and ended up going in through the campground entrance- 30 pesos to park there- loved the beach it is busy, found the least expensive and good Margaretta's there. Tulum Ruins: Paid 30 pesos to park and about a 30 minute leisurely walk along the tree shaded path to the ruins. Stunning view over the water. Cost for a bus ride and tour $60 per person- we did not do that. Take own water, sunglasses and hats, and bathing suit with a towel to swim at the ruins. It was really fun to be on vacation and we enjoyed every minute and every experience. We of course did see the military police with their machine guns- happy they are on patrol. They did walk down Half Moon Bay one morning. Easy Way Car rental picked us we drove over to their site to do the paper work, all went smooth, we loved how whatever amount of gas is in the car just return it with that much, about 1/4 tank. Car did have ac and automatic as we had reserved. Can't wait to stay in Akumal again - maybe longer next year?!


  • Air Conditioning & Ceiling Fans
  • Bath Towels & Bed Linens Provided (Quality)
  • Beach Grill
  • Beach Palapas & Chairs
  • Beach Towels and Hammocks( can be borrowed from the office by leaving a deposit)
  • Beachfront on Beautiful Half Moon Bay
  • Bedrooms (all!) have Ocean & Jungle Views
  • DVD & Netflix in Unit 7
  • DVD Lending Library at Front Office
  • Elevated Private Beach Deck
  • Full Kitchens & Purified Water
  • Hair Dryers in Each Unit
  • Hammocks
  • iPod Docking Station
  • Large Terraces with Fantastic Views of Half Moon Bay
  • Maid Service 6 Days a Week
  • Management Onsite
  • Offstreet Parking
  • Recycling Program
  • Safes in Every Unit except #6
  • Satelllite TV in All Units
  • Smart TV in Unit 7
  • Wifi (High Speed ), with Great Connectability in all Units


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Property La Bahia - Half Moon Bay in Akumal - Half Moon Bay

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