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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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This was a very cool place to snorkel and just relax. Very beautiful grounds and the lagoon was wonderful.

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Arcadia, Indiana
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Arcadia, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a very cool place to snorkel and just relax. Very beautiful grounds and the lagoon was wonderful.

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here the first time I snorkeled. It was great because the water is calm and there are a lot of colorful fish. There is no reef here, but there are mangroves and rocks to swim through and around. I am not a kid, more of a cautious adult not into any kind of extreme activities, so this is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the reviews, we had expected something a little more exclusive and untouched. Yet, we had a very nice time. Basically, this is an open cenote, where the fresh water mixes with water coming in from the ocean - which makes it a lagoon. The nice things about this is you have options for your swimming experience, the water is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its fun if you like to see fish which is why I'm assuming you would go snorkeling -- The only thing that I found annoying was going with a tour group -- trying to swim with flippers with a group of 10 people is very annoying. But over all had a lovely experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nice, leisure snorkeling in cenote joining lagoon, lots of fish but also lots of people, many wearing fins which raises sand and lowers visibility.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely stop here to snorkel when you're around Akumal. When I was there on a girls trip, we rented one of their cabanas/huts and had a lot of fun. Arrive early to avoid the tourist groups. Before you go back to your resort, stop at La Beuna Vida to eat and have a couple of drinks. The food is delicious!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend had told us about Yal-Ku because it was less developed than the big name water parks. It was not crowded, very laid back and absolutely beautiful! The lagoon is crystal clear and full of fish. You can rent everything you need for snorkeling, although we had brought our own. Plan on spending a half a day so you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A secluded slice of heaven 😀😀 we made our own way there after it was recommended and I wish we'd heard about it sooner. Peaceful (until the trips came)and wonderful snorkelling

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Fallon, Nevada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lagoon is being loved to death. Loud busloads of people not only loud out of the water but yelling at each other in the water. Very sad. Too many people are allowed here. I don't know how there are any fish left. There seem to be many fewer each time we go there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is snorkeling fun for the whole family! I have visited the lagoon at least 5 times and always find something new to see under the water. Brightly coloured fish and beautiful sea anemones are just a few of the attractions - local art installations dot the shore for added beauty. Not many places in the world can you swim... More 

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