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“Little place of heaven”
Review of Yal-ku Lagoon

Yal-ku Lagoon
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Ranked #6 of 28 things to do in Akumal
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

The place is amazing for swimming or snorkeling. Very clean and well maintained by a local administration. You can rent all snorkeling equipment there and remember not to bring sun blocker as just the eco friendly brands are permitted in order to prevent pollution in the lagoon. I recommend buying the ones sold at the place to avoid bringing a brand that is not allowed.

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

I love this place. The grounds are small, but beautifully landscaped with a blend of tropical vegetation and wonderful sculptures. The lagoon itself is full of fish (which seemed more plentiful at certain times of the day). I like the fact that Yal-Ku doesn't allow regular sunscreens and repellents -- you have to use "natural" products that have less of an impact on the environment. The grounds also have a variety of benches and picnic tables, an outdoor shower area, lockers for your valuables (only $3 for the day), and a snack bar. I actually spent almost two full days there, going early in the morning before the crowds arrived, and staying until late in the afternoon. In between snorkeling, I relaxed and read. Thoroughly pleasurable.

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Been here many times. Gorgeous location, the statuary art on the grounds is absolutely stunning. Unfortunately the lagoon seems to be over attended by humans, many of them likely wearing chemical sunscreen (which kills the coral). Not many interesting fish to see most of the time, but sometimes you get lucky. Nevertheless, a lovely little place.

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

My first time snorkeling ever. How amazing. The water is so clear that you can see the fish swimming around before you get in. It took me a while to get the hand of the gear, not because it's hard to use but because I'm a chicken when it comes to being on water with sea creatures around you. The views of the area are simply amazing. Even when I was not in the water, I was amazed at the beautiful surroundings. The drive to get to this lake is also gorgeous. It's one of those little towns where you wish to one day retire.

Thank calarcon
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

I completely agree with the review by "Melawell" below. We had better snorkeling for free in Half Moon Bay right in front of our condo. The visibility in the lagoon is poor and the tour groups (even before 11 am) are a nuisance.

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