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Yal-ku Lagoon

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Calle Acceso Etapa H, Akumal 77776, Mexico
+52 984 875 9065
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“fresh water” (145 reviews)
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Calle Acceso Etapa H, Akumal 77776, Mexico
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"fish"
in 976 reviews
"fresh water"
in 145 reviews
"like swimming in an aquarium"
in 30 reviews
"great place to snorkel"
in 37 reviews
"sea water"
in 43 reviews
"tour groups"
in 55 reviews
"calm waters"
in 27 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 61 reviews
"snorkeling experience"
in 45 reviews
"half moon bay"
in 27 reviews
"open ocean"
in 19 reviews
"rock formations"
in 35 reviews
"snorkel gear"
in 62 reviews
"biodegradable sunscreen"
in 31 reviews
"sea life"
in 37 reviews
"life jackets"
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"playa del carmen"
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Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

It was nice but we had done Akumal Beach earlier. The visibility wasn't great, and the current was strong. If I had to choose I would go to Akumal beach. The beach is much busier, but we could see fish and turtles, where at Yal-ku...More

1  Thank Keelz22
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

Had a great morning at this lagoon, plenty of colourful fish to see. Go early to avoid the crowds as we were leaving around lunchtime and it was getting very busy. You don't have to have lifejackets and you can just go wherever you want...More

1  Thank Christine J
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Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

The lagoon has a very helpful staff although the entrance fee of $14 per adult seems very spendy. The water is crystal clear and is a haven for snorkels rd of all ages.

1  Thank Carolyn B
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

We went with the kids over 15 years ago and i was worried that this place would be wrecked. We rented bikes early and had a easy pleasant ride from Akumal beach to the lagoon park entrance. They really made the grounds leading to the...More

Thank Eric C
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Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Get here early. We were four adults. Rented a car at our hotel in Playacar and drove the 45 minutes to get here. Signage is a little small, but if you can get to Akumal you're good to go. The place opens at 9:00, and...More

Thank Rhonda M
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

We rented a golf cart for Akumal which was so much fun (highly recommend). The water was crystal clear and full of fish. No crowds at all,,, at one point we were the only ones there. We got lunch at the little grill they have...More

Thank Aaron G
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

This natural lagoon area is located hidden in a neighborhood far off the busy section of Akumal. It cost about $12.00 per adult, and you could rent snorkel gear and life jackets for a small fee. Not crowded. Used mostly by locals and few lucky...More

1  Thank puggy48
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

This is a good place to snorkel for beginners and those who want a nice relaxing place to snorkel. Lots of fish to see. Might be boring for the more experienced snorkler.

Thank Kathy T
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

We went here during spring break with two teens. We arrived about 9:30 or 10:00 and parked right out front. There were very few others here at that time. The snorkeling was easy, no life jacket required, and we did see a wide variety of...More

Thank Hoosier1959
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

My daughter and I snorkeled here in this protected lagoon. It is very calm and the formations underwater are beautiful. The fish are abundant and brightly colored. The water is brackish meaning that it is a combination of fresh water and sea water. The park...More

1  Thank GwennieG
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tcassit
4 December 2017|
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Response from Karin W | Reviewed this property |
Definitely, buy your mask and tube before your trip. This way you can shop for the best price and quality. I bought mine on Amazon. While I was getting thrashed by the waves, I lost my tube and bought one at the Dive Shop... More
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tcassit
4 December 2017|
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Response from Karin W | Reviewed this property |
I would leave the gun at home. As for fins, they are not prohibited, but they are not encouraged. At one time, there was a no fins rule, but it seems like they lost the battle on that one!
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Paris B
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Response from Karin W | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I don't know if there is a best day or time to visit Yal-ku. I think the more popular months will affect the number of visitors. I recommend going early. You get a wrist band, so you can leave, eat lunch, and come... More
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