In Spanish, Playa Blanca means "white beach", which is exactly what awaits you on Half Moon Bay in Akumal, Mexico. The white sandy beach and crystal clear water are just steps away.
Playa Blanca offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units as well as casitas. The three story building has three, 2 bedroom condos on the first two levels and two, 3 bedroom penthouses on the third floor. The quality of furnishings in each condo varies depending on the owners' personal preferences. Regarding floor plans, one bedroom condos are actually a two bedroom condo with the rear bedroom locked off. All of the master bedrooms have king beds, private baths, and a large, ocean view window facing the living area with shutter style doors that can be open or closed for privacy. The garden side guest bedrooms, depending on the unit, have either a single and a double bed, or a double and bunk beds. All guest rooms have private baths.
The 3 bedroom penthouses have a separate entrance next door to the condo and is only included when 3 bedrooms are reserved. It's on the garden side of the building and is totally self-sufficient with a double bed, kitchenette, private bathroom with shower, and an exterior sitting area on the entrance terrace. This bedroom is perfect for young adults or a nanny as it offers a bit of freedom from disturbing the rest of the group. The front door to this 3rd bedroom is about 25 feet from the main condo's entrance. There is also a roof top seating area, open to all guests, that is great for sunsets.
Main living areas consist of a large living/dining room with a kitchen off to the side divided by a tiled breakfast bar with seating for three. Kitchens have a gas stove/oven, major small appliances and service for 6 people. Large screened sliding glass doors lead to a spacious, furnished terrace. Blue Caribbean ocean views are stellar from pretty much the entire interior of all these vacation homes. All units have WIFI and air conditioning.
The beach at Playa Blanca is at on of its widest point on the bay. There are beach chaise loungers with palapas and Coconut palms providing shade. Half Moon Bay is protected by a natural coral reef that is teeming with underwater marine life. Daily Sea Turtle and Ray sightings are not uncommon. Turtle nesting/hatching season runs from June through mid November. There are four restaurants within walking distance, two of which are on the beach. Bicycles and golf carts are available for rent. Maid service is daily.
Akumal has many outdoor activities, browse Sol Maya Area Activities for a complete list.
Akumal is located about forty-five minutes south of Playa Del Carmen and twenty minutes south of Puerto Aventuras. It is divided into sub areas of Akumal, Akumal Bay, Aventuras Akumal, and South Akumal. This area was settled and developed by Don Pablo Bush and home to some of the prettiest beaches and best diving in the Yucatan Peninsula. The barrier reef that protects Akumal keeps the waters calm and gorgeous, making it a perfect vacation spot for families.