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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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It's about 17.00 US to snorkel now,,,,,Was 7.00 ten yrs ago BUT it's a nice place to spend some time seeing some great fish !! Public transit is close ! ENJOY

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's about 17.00 US to snorkel now,,,,,Was 7.00 ten yrs ago BUT it's a nice place to spend some time seeing some great fish !! Public transit is close ! ENJOY

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Escanaba, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was shocked at how crowded it was here. We honeymooned in Akumal 27 years ago and it was all natural and we were the only snorkelers there. Fifteen years ago, we visited and the lagoon was now a park with admission. Still only a few people. We went at 3:30 in the afternoon, after the tours supposedly, and there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Yal ku this morning. There are two entrances both owned by different companies go figure. We entered the entrance that was NOT selling anything when you walk in. I don't know if it makes a difference. We prefer the back portion of the Lagoon that is why we entered here. They open at 9 a.m. and is $14 for... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful time, very accommodating people. Snorkelling was great water warm beautiful and lots of different fish. Wear water shoes because of sea urchins in certain areas.

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Madeira Park, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I participated in a 3 part excursion on our first trip to Mexico. The snorkelling in the Yal- Ku was amazing. Our guide Fernando was very informative and related well to our group. He has an incredible sense of humour. In the lagoon you will feel like you are in an aquarium, seeing many different fish of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is amazing snorkeling in cenote near Akumal. You have to go past the main beach at Akumal for about 15 mins. It's a largely residential area and you will start seeing little yellow signs for Yal-ku snorkeling. Once you get there there is space to park, very nice staff, a fee to enter (maybe $15?) and bathroom facilities. Then... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very cool location for snorkelling. I only like to snorkel for 1-2 hours but you can stay longer if you like, there is a lot to see including, Parrot fish. It is beautiful not commercialized. You can go as a group, family, couple or solo! Enjoy

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful lagoon with interesting sculpture scattered around and a nice outdoor cafe. It is a nice place to snorkel. It is much more natural than a place like xel ha with similar types of fish but not as many fish. My kids preferred xel ha but I thought yal ku was lovely especially since it is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful and very busy! Not too crowded but not as peaceful as Akumal Bay. We ate dinner by the water.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No place to really lie down, but great place to swim and snorkel. Lots of fish. Also a sculpture garden to enjoy.

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