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Yal-ku Lagoon

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Address: Akumal, Mexico
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Although the brackish water in this lagoon makes visibility difficult,...

Although the brackish water in this lagoon makes visibility difficult, there are still lots of fish and underwater caverns to explore by snorkeling or diving.

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We enjoyed snorkeling there, saw many fish we never seen before. Beautiful and calming view and grounds, the lagoon was wonderful.

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Ruse, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed snorkeling there, saw many fish we never seen before. Beautiful and calming view and grounds, the lagoon was wonderful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was an awesome time! Lots of fish to see 😀 Was perfect not a lot of people around, so lots of room to snorkel.

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A comfortable place for snorkeling. Nice fish - in number and variety, mostly closer to the landward end. A bit crowed, which makes the water a little more murky. Good facilities, including lockers, changing space, and rental gear.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not much to see! Only some local fish in murky waters and jellyfish on the bottom. Visited during overrated trip. Do not waste your time and go to Xelha park etc.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Awesome easy snorkelling site, massive array of fish. Must do if you are in the area, good on an off day. Still as good as the firsts time some 15 years ago. Kit to rent if needed, small entry charge and on-site facilities. Bigger stuff out in the mouth of the cove.

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ft worth texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed snorkeling there, saw many fish, cost $14 to go in and $3 to rent a locker, rode bike to it since we were staying in Akumal. Brought all my own gear but you can rent stuff there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The key is to go early and nit with a big group! It is a lagoon where salt water and freshwater meet. When they mix it causes the water to become cloudy sort of oily. So if you're there with a lot of people the clarity will not be great. There isn't a reef but the fish are so colorful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been there 3 times now and am always amazed. Literally like swimming in an aquarium. Small charge but you can stay all day if you wish. We snorkled for about one hour and then had a break at the snack bar there. Best burger we had ever had. Then back to the water for another hour. Bring your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful opportunity to see some of the oceans beautiful fish and sea life in a protected environment.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This remote lagoon located in a gated area in Akumal is ideal for spending a leisurely day snorkeling in calm waters. There are changing areas and bathrooms, and if you don't have snorkel gear they will rent it to you. We had our gear, so we headed to area one, near the river that mingles with the bay. The fish... More 

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